The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y., Inc. heard a paper titled "Steam Propulsion Plant Optimization for Slower Steaming" presented by Chester W. Scott Jr., senior thermal systems engineer at General Electric's Marine Turbine & Gear Department in Lynn,
Jerry D. Icenhower has been appointed president and general manager of Glitsch Cryogenics, Inc., with duties to include full operational control of the organization. Simultaneously, Jimmy A. Ottinger was appointed vice president of production
Francis W. Bauer has joined ORBA Corporation as director, project management. In his new position, Mr. Bauer is responsible for the implementation of ORBA's major p r o j e c t s , including engineering, procurement, contracting, construction, start-up and testing.
ORBA Corporation has announced that Edward R. Robertson has been promoted to the position of director of engineering and construction. In his new position, Mr. Robertson will be responsible for ORBA's engineering and construction activities. Mr.
Seatrain Shipbuilding Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y., a wholly owned subsidiary of Seatrain Lines, Inc., has announced the appointment of Edward P. Hellenbrecht as chief marine engineer. In making the announcement, John Serrie, president of the company, said: "Mr.
Manfred G. Krutein has announced the opening of an otfice as a consultant to private industry and the government in ocean mining and naval architecture. Mr. Krutein previously was with Global Marine Development Inc. as manager—ocean mining technology.
During the past 15 to 20 years, the s h i p b u i l d i n g industry has placed increasing demands upon the manufacturers of main steam propulsion machinery to produce equipment of increasing reliability and efficiency. During this time period,
Henry J. Somerville has been appointed Director of Equipment Business Development for the newly-formed Corporate Business Development Group of Foster Wheeler Corporation. The group will direct Foster Wheeler's continued expansion into new fields of endeavor.
The majority of steam-driven ships now in service were built in an era of low fuel oil prices, with their steam plants designed at or near maximum performance ratings. In those bygone days, operating a ship at lower horsepower was not a practical consideration.
A.G. Giudice, executive vice president, Drew Chemical Corporation, New York, N.Y., a subsidiary of United States Filter Corporation, has announced the appointment of John A.D. Rogers as managing director of Drew's new subsidiary, Arnock Chemical & Engineering Services, Pty.