After building a 12-year onshore success record, Du Pont has moved its cost-reducing Maintenance Painting Service (MPS) offshore to oil drilling and production platforms and other marine structures. In the past two years, Du Pont's Offshore MPS
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.
Many significant improvements are claimed for a new line of gear-type speed reducers introduced by the Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, Wise. Essentially the new line, carrying a new "A" Unit designation, combines significantly higher performance with reduced space requirements.
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;
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,
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.
The fourth in a series of international symposia on ship propellers that have been attracting wide attention in the marine engineering community for the past decade will be presented on May 15-16 at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va. Titled Propellers '84,
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,
Young engineers, designers and researchers from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico received $9,500 in prizes recently at Windows on the World in New York. The formal dinner concluded the first biennial Henry R. Worthington North American Technical Awards Contest,