At a recent meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 74 members and guests heard a paper titled "Control and Instrumentation of Slow- Speed Diesels," presented by John W. Dirriwachter, manager,
Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently launched the first of two ferries being built for the State of Louisiana, Department of Highways. The ferryboat New Roads is the first of two ferries to be built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc.
An International S y m p o s i um on "Automation for Safety in Shipping and Offshore Petroleum Operations" (ASSOPO '80) is scheduled to be held in Trondheim, Norway, June 16-18, 1980. The symposium was organized by the Norwegian Society for Automatic Control,
Sub-Sea Systems has announced the formation of a new joint venture company headquartered in Houston. SUBMAR, Inc. is owned jointly by Sub-Sea Systems of Escondido, Calif., and John Brown and Company, Ltd. of London, England, through its subsidiary, UDI Group, Ltd.
Gems Sensors Division, Plainville, Conn., recently published a new 16-page catalog describing solid-state Safe-Pak and Zener Barriers that protect instrumentation or equipment in potentially hazardous areas. The units render non-voltage producing sensors intrinsically-safe.
An international Ship Vibration Symposium will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va., near Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, 1978. The symposium will be jointly sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee
A Seminar on Ship Operation in Heavy Weather has been scheduled for September 19-20 at Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. _ Recently, there has been increasing interest in technical developments toward more efficient
Belotti Handling S.p.A., which invented the Reach Stacker machine for container handling in 1969, offers today a totally new and innovative unit with automated and sophisticated systems. The new machine is the result of a collaboration between Belotti and Pininfarina,