ASNE Delaware Valley Section Hears Paper On Large Gas Turbines
The American Society of Naval Engineers, Delaware Valley Chapter, Philadelphia, Pa., held a recent meeting at the Officer's Club, U.S. Naval Base, Philadelphia. Following a social hour and dinner, Chapter chairman Capt. Ray Pierce formally opened the meeting and turned over the technical session to meeting coordinator John Siemietkowski, Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station, Philadelphia, who introduced George Manning, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., presenter and author of the evening's paper titled "Multiple Fuel Capacity for Large Gas Turbines." The author reviewed the gas turbine fuel system, which presently burns liquid fuel. However, it was noted that there is a great amount of interest in gas turbines which would use a coalderived fuel. The paper described a most interesting current research and development program on the largest coal-burning gas turbines being developed by the Department of Energy. A lively question and answer and discussion period concluded the technical presentation.
Captain Pierce presented George Manning with a Certificate of Appreciation for a timely and outstanding presentation.