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Pacific N.W. Section Hears Paper On Marine Cathodic Protection

The Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently at Sir Winston's Restaurant in Portland, Ore., for a presentation on marine cathodic protection. The meeting was opened by John Mitchell of Northwest Marine Iron Works,

 

Los Angeles Section's Opening Meeting

Frank Kuntz introduced the new officers of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at their opening meeting for the new season. He takes his place with them as Chairman of the Section. William A.

Newport News Announces Five Executive Appointments

Edward J. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., recently announced five executive appointments which became effective on January 1. The appointments were: William P. Fricks, formerly vice president,

NUPAS-Cadmatic Offers V4.3

More than 100 users attended Nupas- Cadmatic Users' Meeting held in Heerenveen, the Netherlands for the presentation of the newest release v4.3. v4.3 consists of many innovative new functions varying from helpful improvements in the users interface

M a r i n e Boiler Reliability

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,

Propeller Symposium Slated For May 1978 At Virginia Beach, Va.

A technical s y m p o s i um on ships' propellers will be held on May 24 and 25, 1978, at the Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach, Va. Entitled "Propellers '78," the symposium is to be jointly sponsored by Technical and Research Panel M-16 (Modernization

Optimizing Efficiency Levels Of Boiler Feed Turbo Pumps

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.

$121-Million Contract Awarded To Davie For Gulfspan-Class Ferry

A $121-million contract for the construction of the first Gulfspanclass ferry for service between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, and North Sydney, Nova Scotia, was signed recently by the presidents of CN Marine and Davie Shipbuilding of Lauzon, Quebec, Canada.

SNAME Workshop To Show How One Yard Increased Shop Productivity 50%

A 50 percent improvement in pipe fabrication shop productivity was achieved recently through improved work scheduling in a shipyard pilot project sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Panel SP-8 on Industrial Engineering.

Eyes Onboard

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,

 
 
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