The following is the text of a news release from The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME):
(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — SNAME has published a new technical report with guidelines for using titanium seawater piping in shipboard marine structures to provide long economical life, reduce maintenance and offer weight and space savings.
"A Guide for Using Titanium in Seawater Piping in Large Shipboard/Marine Systems" summarizes special considerations, choices and lessons learned appropriate for the design, fabrication, construction and testing to enhance economic success and to help in keeping the shipboard design and fabrication costs to a minimum.
The guide is based on experience and lessons learned during the design, fabrications, installation testing and operation of six large ships with hybrid titanium seawater piping systems.
"A Guide for Using Titanium in Seawater Piping in Large Shipboard/Marine Systems" was written by Fred Kriedt, John Mountford II, and Milton Scaturro and approved by the SNAME Technical & Research Committee on Ships Machinery chaired by Richard Delpizzo.
Identified as Technical and Research Bulletin 3-52, the 34-page report has been published electronically. Click here to order online ($40, $20 for SNAME members) or contact Kristin Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 997-6710.