SNAME-Philadelphia Section Hears Paper On Marine Epoxy Resin Chocks

The recent meeting of the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers featured the presentation of a paper entitled "Marine Epoxy Resin Chocks." It was presented by J. Murray Wilson, manager of Philadelphia Resins Corporation. Meeting coordinator, Fred W. Beltz Jr. of Transamerica Delaval Company, introduced the author and discussers that included R. McFadden of J.J. Henry Co., G. Mowers of Transamerica Delaval Company, and P. Mason of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

The paper discussed the concept of epoxy chocking of which the variety and extent of the applications is not yet generally realized. The author detailed the advantages that could be gained by the shipowner and the shipbuilder.

With the help of slides, the author described typical main diesel engine and auxiliary machinery applications. Other elements such as stern tubes, rudder bearing, crane rails, and thruster units were also addressed.

A copy of the paper can be secured from Mr. Wilson at the Philadelphia Resins Corporation, 20 Commerce Drive, Montgomery - ville, Pa. 18936.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 44,  Jan 15, 1983

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