E.K. Arndt Discusses Fuel Conservation At Riverman's Conference

At the spring meeting of the Riverman's Energy Conservation Conference in Carefree, Ariz., Edward K. Arndt presented a paper titled "Shrinking Fuel Consumption." In his presentation Mr. Arndt, who is manager of marine and railroad sales for Mobil Oil Corporation, commented on a number of ways to conserve fuel when operating towboats on the inland waterways.

"The simplest way to save fuel is to slow down," Mr. Arndt said.

But there are additional considerations unique to inland operations, where the width and depth of the waterway impose their own limits on optimum speed, such as not going too fast over a shallow bottom or through a narrow waterway.

"In both instances," he said, "even greater increases in power are required to achieve small increases in speed." Mr. Arndt concluded his presentation with comments on the current status regarding diesel fuel, including allocation regulations and availability.

For copies of Mr. Arndt's full presentation, which includes a summary of many successful techniques developed to reduce fuel consumption, write to Edward K.

Arndt, Mobil Oil Corporation, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, N.Y.


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