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SNAME Pacific Northwest Section

Holds Joint Meeting With ASNE

Principals shown at the joint meeting, left to right: Capt. James Nunneley, Shipyard

Commander; Doug Hendrix, chairman, Pacific Northwest Section, SNAME; Charles

Dick, speaker, and Capt. Lawrence Taylor, chairman, Puget Sound Section, ASNE.

Members and guests of the Pa- cific Northwest Section of The

Society of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers met on June 2 at the Puget Sound Naval Ship- yard Officer's Club in a joint ses- sion with the Puget Sound Section of the American Society of Naval

Engineers. Election results were announced and a technical paper was presented.

Opening remarks were offered by SNAME chairman Doug Hen- drix and ASNE chairman Capt.

Lawrence Taylor Jr. Both socie- ties were welcomed in remarks by Capt. James K. Nunneley, Ship- yard Commander.

SNAME officers for 1978 in- clude Gerald Talbot of Talbot,

Jackson and Associates of Van- couver, British Columbia, as chair- man of the Pacific Northwest Sec- tion; Edward Stewart of Todd

Shipyards as secretary-treasurer, and Gene Frampton of the U.S.

Coast Guard as executive board member. Paul Zankich was elected as vice chairman for the Seattle,

Wash., area. In the British Colum- bia area, Elijah Horner of Van- couver Shipyards was elected as vice chairman, and Robert M.

Brown, Burrard Iron Works, was elected as assistant treasurer. In the Columbia River area, Tony

Zager, U.S. Army Corps of Engi- neers, was elected vice chairman, and John D. Horner of the U.S.

Coast Guard was elected assistant secretary-treasurer.

The technical paper, titled "Bi- metal Aircraft Securing Fitting

Development," was presented by

Charles B. Dick, PE, of Puget

Sound Naval Shipyard Design

Code 230.3. In his paper, Mr. Dick discussed the development, test- ing and ultimate selection for prototype evaluation of a bimetal collar securing fitting. The fitting consists of an explosively bonded aluminum/steel collar with the steel welded to a Navy Standard securing fitting and the aluminum welded to the ship's aluminum deck.

Mr. Dick explained that many of the helicopter decks on de- stroyers are 5000 series alumi- num. The present method of at- taching steel aircraft securing fittings to aluminum decks is by welding a stainless steel collar to a type 1 securing fitting cup and crossbar and bolting the assembly to the deck. Severe corrosion con- ditions due to exfoliation and gal- vanic action have resulted in costly repairs. On-site inspection of the Atlantic-based FF1052- class ship selected for prototype installation and evaluation dem- onstrated damage in some cases reaching beyond a 14-inch diam- eter and up to 25 percent of the deck plate thickness.

Bimetal fittings were manufac- tured at Puget Sound Naval Ship- yard for installation by a private contractor using conventional alu- minum welding techniques in

January 1977. The fittings were preserved in a fashion which per- mit observation and comparison of corrosion patterns under vari- ous conditions expected during the evaluation period while the ship was experiencing normal helicopter "traffic." Copies of the paper are available from the sec- tion librarian, C.S. Bracken, Todd

Shipyards Corporation, P.O. Box 3806, Seattle, Wash. 98124.

President Carter Presents $25,000 Prize For

Energy-Saving Device

An energy-saving device that replaced steam traps on U.S. Navy ships won a $25,000 prize for the inventor, a civilian employee of the Navy, at a ceremony on the

White House lawn.

President Carter made the pres- entation to Lawrence L. Guzick for a constant flow Drain Orifice that is saving the U.S. Navy $10.5 million in energy costs yearly. Mr.

Guzick is assistant director of the

Aircraft Carrier Ship Logistics

Division, U.S. Naval Ship Sys- tems Command.

President Carter discusses the Drain Ori- fice with Lawrence L. Guzick, who re- ceived a $25,000 cash award for his invention.

Two days later, the director of economic development for the

City of Camden, N.J., where the device is manufactured by Flexi- tallic Gasket Company, presented

Mr. Guzick with the key to the city.

Mr. Guzick worked with engi- neers at Flexitallic Gasket Com- pany Inc., P.O. Box 680, Camden,

N.J. 08101, on the development and testing of the Drain Orifice.

He assigned the patent to the

U.S. for Navy and other Govern- ment applications, and licensed

Flexitallic Gasket Company to manufacture the device for com- mercial applications.

The Drain Orifice is now being used to improve steam system ef- ficiency and save energy in many industrial plants, and has been recently recognized by receipt of the 1976 John C. Vaaler Honors

Award as a significant energy- saving development. According to

Richard G. Krueger, Flexitallic marketing manager, "the average industrial plant can achieve sav- ings from 15-25 percent of its current energy cost to produce steam."

Bird-Johnson Awarded

Propeller Blade Contract

Bird-Johnson Company, Wal- pole, Mass., is receiving a $2,446,- 722 negotiated firm fixed price contract for propeller blades for

DD-963 class destroyers. The Na- val Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity. (N00024-77-


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