SNAME New York Hears Paper On Marine Gas Chemists
A meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held recently at the Buttonwood Restaurant in New York City, featured a presentation on the Marine Chemist.
The topic, "Is This Ship Gas Free? An Overview of the Duties and Training of a Marine Gas Chemist," was treated by Charles L. Keller, a marine field service specialist with the National Fire Protection Service, and included a slide presentation.
Mr. Keller detailed the duties and responsibilities of the marine chemist as they relate to safe repairs of a wide range of vessels.
He discussed how the chemist determines if the conditions are acceptable for safe entry into and the conditions necessary for working within confined spaces.
He detailed what goes into determining whether an area is posted as "Safe For Workers," "Not Safe For Workers," "Safe For Hot Work," "Not Safe For Hot Work," and "Inerted." The latter can mean inerted with a non-reactive gas or inerted with a flammable compressed gas.
Mr. Keller gave a brief history of the development of this valuable professional group and the various disciplines to which a marine chemist must be exposed during training to meet the certification requirements of the National Fire Protection Association.
He also described the standard procedures followed by a typical marine chemist to assure a vessel is adequately free of residues and gas to allow workers to safely engage in repairs and some of the instrumentation used in making the determination.
Other stories from December 15, 1981 issue
- Veliotis Takes New Post With General Dynamics page: 4
- Sun Company, Levingston Sign Letter Of Intent For Pa. Shipyard Sale page: 6
- American Steamship Names D. Ward Fuller As Its Chief Operating Officer page: 6
- Maher Expands Container Facility, To Install First Paceco Transtainers In N.Y. page: 15
- Kvaerner, Oy Navire To Merge Shipbuilding, Equipment Capabilities page: 15
- Baldt Inc. Develops New Abrasion-Resistant Chain —Brochure Available page: 15
- Kaiser Engineers Awarded Service Contract For Trident Sub Facilities page: 16
- Gulf Oil Announces Exec Assignments For Corporation And Divisions page: 18
- Largest U.S.-Built Hopper Dredge Launched At Avondale Shipyards page: 22
- ASNE Flagship Section Hears Paper On Engineering Costs And Risks page: 22
- DredgeMasters To Acquire Aquamarine Corporation page: 24
- Advanced Marine To Design New Ferryboat page: 24
- Newfoundland's Ocean Cargo Services Seen Expanding With Coming Offshore Oil Boom page: 24
- Soviets Plan Nuclear Powered Merchant Ship, To Be Completed By 1984 page: 25
- Spanish Shipbuilders Assoc. Publishes New Brochure —Copies Available page: 26
- Name John Malagraph General Manager Of Advanced Marine In N.Y. page: 26
- Shell To Provide Bunkering Service At Port Of Mobile —Literature Available page: 27
- Appoint Hession President Of Koehring Clyde, Whirley Crane Producer page: 27
- Name Parks President Of Farrell Lines page: 27
- Todd-Seattle Sponsors Marine Diesel Seminar page: 28
- Norcontrol To Install $3-Million Vessel Traffic System —Literature Available page: 28
- SNAME page: 36
- Moss Rosenberg Verft Develops Energy-Saving LNG Carrier page: 41
- $2.1-Million Title XI Guarantee For Tanker IGS And COW Retrofit page: 41
- SNAME New York Hears Paper On Marine Gas Chemists page: 42
- Utility Vessel M/V Lamnalco Mallard Delivered To Kuwait Service By HUDSHIP page: 42
- SNAME-New England, ASNE Hear Rear Adm. Beecher On Battleship Reactivation page: 42
- Allis-Chalmers Receives $6-Million M u d Pump Order From Wilson page: 43
- $1 -Billion Lube Oil Refinery To Be Constructed In Saudi Arabia page: 43