Port Engineers/SUNY Forum Discussed Fuels-Present And Future

The theme of this year's 29th Annual Fort Schuyler Forum, cosponsored by The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y., Inc. and the State University of New York Maritime College, was "Fuels — Present and Future." The day-long meeting was held recently on the SUNY Maritime College campus at Fort Schuyler, Bronx, N.Y. Co-chairmen of this year's program were John Antonetz of Texaco, Inc. and Prof. Jose Femenia, chairman of the Engineering Department at the Maritime College.

Presiding at both the morning and afternoon technical sessions was Port Engineers Society president George E. Murphy of United States Lines. After an address of welcome by Rear Adm. Sheldon H. Kinney (USN Ret.), president of the Maritime College, Mr. Antonetz moderated the morning technical session.

This session f e a t u r e d t h r ee technical presentations: Impact of Fuel Qualities on Boilers and Diesels, by Matthew F. Winkler of Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc.; Alternate Fuels for the Maritime Industry, by Eldred N.

Cart Jr. of Exxon Research and Engineering Company; and Reengining Sea-Land Service Ships, by John J. Nichols of Sea-Land Service, Inc.

The afternoon session, moderated by Prof. Femenia, heard two additional presentations: Problems With Existing Fuel Purification Systems and Solutions, by Nicholas H. Chavasse of Alpha Laval, Inc.; and Filtrations in Marine Diesel P r o t e c t i o n , co-authored by William C. French of Fuels Conditioning Systems, Inc.

and Darrell Wrolstad of Nelson Industries, Inc.

The day's activities concluded with a social hour at the College Club on campus.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  May 1981 California

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