N e w York Section SNAME Meeting Discusses Crude Oil Washing Systems

Adm. Lauren S. McCready, formerly head of the Engineering Department at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, and first head of the National Maritime Research Center, was the guest of honor at a recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

The following slate of officers were nominated and elected at the meeting: Eric E. Lithen, chairman ; Neil E. Reddy, vice chairman ; John C. Daidola, secretarytreasurer; and Siegfried C. Kellner, member of the Executive Committee.

The paper presented at the meeting was entitled "A Practical Guide to the Design and Installation of Crude Oil Washing Systems," authored by Walter C.

Cowles of Exxon I n t e r n a t i o n al Company, in collaboration with M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc.

Intended as a guide for modifications to tankers in order to incorporate the latest crude oil washing requirements, the paper described the program developed by Exxon for implementing the IMCO TSPP 1978 requirements for crude oil washing installations in its fleet of VLCCs and ULCCs.

Among the areas covered in the paper were IMCO requirements, performance criteria, design procedures, and numerous examples of design and installation practices.

A lively discussion period followed the presentation

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 27,  May 1980

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