SNAME-N.Y. Section Hears Paper On Design And Use Of Marine Evaporators
A very informative paper entitled "Current Design and Applications of Marine Evaporators" was presented at a recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers by its author, Charles D. Rose, vice president of Maxim Products, Riley-Beaird.
Mr. Rose reported that flash evaporators were introduced 27 years ago for marine service and rapidly obsoleted other designs. He reviewed the current design and applications for Navy ships, merchant ships, and offshore drilling rigs. Design and flow data were presented for various applications installed on ships such as the new minesweepers and Coast Guard cutters, the Trident submarines, submarine tenders, drilling rigs, and aboard commercial ships including tankers and cargo ships.
A number of specific conditions were presented associated with the ship's power plant and mission that directly affect the optimum design evaporator plant and its heat source. The desirable and most practical extent of automation was reviewed, and the advantages of standardization and higher economy designs were presented. Mr. Rose reviewed the state of the art of reverse osmosis desalination and its current and potential application for marine use.
The N.Y. Metropolitan Section honored Harrison O. Travis Jr. at the meeting. He served with the U.S. Merchant Marine Acad- emy at Kings Point from 1943 to 1971 in a number of assignments, ultimately attaining the rank of captain, USMS. In 1971, he became associated with the National Maritime Research Center at Kings Point and retired as its director in 1977. Captain Travis has been a member of SNAME for 34 years.