There's hardly a marine application — onboard or ashore — where seawater pumps are not considered critical to a vessel's operation or purpose. The ability to pump seawater aboard most vessels represents only a part of their liquid pumping requirements;
Approximately 90 members and guests attended a joint meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers held at the Commissioned O f f i c e r s ' Mess, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) of Tokyo, Japan, received an order early last September from Idemitsu Tanker Co., Ltd. to build a 253,923-dwt VLCC which will be equipped with IHI's contrarotating propeller (CRP) system. The ship,
A large turnout of members and guests attended the recent second meeting of the 1983-84 season of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Guest speaker was David B. Sucharski of ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Dallas.
The majority of steam-driven ships now in service were built in an era of low fuel oil prices, with their steam plants designed at or near maximum performance ratings. In those bygone days, operating a ship at lower horsepower was not a practical consideration.
Misener Industries, Inc., Tampa, Fla., has just published a new brochure describing its facilities. The four-color illustrated brochure gives a short background with photos of key personnel at the shipyard, along with a description of the various operations performed by the yard.
Sherman A. Nelson has been appointed chief corporate engineer at Trus Joist Corporation, according to a recent announcement by president Walter C. Minnick. Mr. Nelson, a 15-year Trus Joist employee, will be responsible for supervising activities
Much as communications services — both in terms of speed, cost and quality — have vastly improved in the past decade, so to have onboard software systems designed to monitor and assist manage critical onboard systems and functions. In the coming years and decades,
During the past 15 to 20 years, the s h i p b u i l d i n g industry has placed increasing demands upon the manufacturers of main steam propulsion machinery to produce equipment of increasing reliability and efficiency. During this time period,
Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) of Charleston, S.C., recently announced the association of Charles G. Kosonen as a consulting engineer. Mr. Kosonen will provide technical expertise in the fields of performance monitoring, material condition assessment,