SNAME Pacific Northwest Section Spring Meeting In Victoria, B.C.

The three-day Spring Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held at the Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, was attended by more than 60 members and guests.

The technical session was held at the Officers' Club in the Naval Dockyard, Esquimalt.

The authors of the two papers presented were introduced by Pacific Northwest Section chairman Gerald Talbot.

The first paper offered, "Fuel Conservation Through Total Heat Recovery," was prepared by A.L. Payne and W. Kerns of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and presented by D. Filley.

It was written to outline the problems encountered and solutions reached in converting the U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Burton Island to a floating platform on which to conduct international scientific experimentation with the vessel locked in the Arctic ice pack for a period of two and one-half years—the project to be known as the "Nansen Ice Drift." The second technical paper, entitled "The Development of a Polyurethane Foam Insulation for Membrane Type LNG Ships," was jointly presented by C.R. Cunningham, manager of Thermal/Structural Analysis and Test, General Electric Co., Tacoma, Wash., and J. Roni, Cryogenics Projects manager, General Electric Co., Tacoma.

The purpose of this paper is to familiarize the marine industry with the GE/Technigaz Mark 3 Cryogenic Insulation System, as compared with the Technigaz Mark 1 Insulation System, both of the membrane containment type.

A question-and-answer period followed, and a written discussion paper was presented by Les Coward.

Copies of the papers can be obtained from the Section Librarian, C.S. Bracken, P.O.

Box 24382, Seattle, Wash. 98124.

In the evening, a cocktail party/reception was held in the Georgian Lounge, followed by a dinner at which the ladies were presented with a china cup and saucer and door prizes drawn. An enjoyable evening of dancing took place.

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