CIME Technical Seminar Hosted By Vancouver, B.C. Branch

The Canadian Institute Of Marine Engineers Vancouver Branch hosted a technical paper meeting in May at the Sheraton Villa Inn in Burnaby, B.C. Canada. The guest speaker was Bob Lowden, sales manager of Pumps & Power Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. The topic of discussion was the Ship Service Pump— an Overview of Pump Types and Their Applications.

Mr. Lowden reviewed some of the basic principles of basic pump types, the characteristic curve and information which can be gleaned from the curve.

Centrifugal pumps were then discussed in more detail, with slides showing the various types available and their application. Positive Displacement pumps were next discussed and the applications and limitations reviewed.

Pumps & Power were kind enough to provide a table top display of some of the marine centrifugals they manufacture in Vancouver, and a variety of impellers designed for various applications.

Also displayed were several cutaway models of Internal Gear Pumps, and the business end of a Progressing Cavity pump, the shape of which resembles a pigs tail curve and which drew some interesting comments.

Considerable discussion followed the presentation involving questions from the floor and the meeting terminated with a presentation of a gift to Mr. Lowden by the branch chairman, Peter Hansen.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 52,  Aug 1984

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