HAWAII SECTION ANNUAL OUTSTANDING PROJECT AWARD
Since 1996, the Hawaii Section has had its "Project/Design Outstanding Achievement Award." The details are as follows:
Date Established: 1996
Achievement Recognized: Hawaii mechanical engineering related projects of significance based on design concept, economic feasibility, social benefits, and environmental preservation.
Limitations: Hawaii Section (including State of Hawaii, Guam, and American Samoa)
Form of Award: 1st and 2nd Place plaques and recognition in a Wiliki article.
Frequency of Presentation: Annually
Administrator of Award: Hawaii Section
Level of Award: Section
Recipient Selected by: Panel of judges (ASME members)
Selection Process: Nomination form and supporting documents
Funding Availability: Hawaii Section
Past Award Recipients:
1996 PICHTR's Biomass Gasifier Scale-up Facility, PICHTR
1997 Iolani School Ice Thermal Energy Storage, HECO and Cedric D.O. Chong & Associates
1998 The Advanced Dairy Farm Technology Applications, HECO
1999 The Admiral Clarey Bridge project, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. For story, click Wiliki Article.
Meritorious Award: The Zipper Lane and Zipmobile
2000 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Seed Drying Facility, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. For story, click Wiliki Article.
Meritorious Award: Bilge and Oily Waste Pipelines Installation Using Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
2001 Hamakua Energy Partners 65 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, Hamakua Energy Partners, LP
Meritorious Award: AES Hawaii - New FRP Cooling Tower Project
2002 Matson Navigation Co. Terminal Revamp Project, Matson Navigation. For story, click Wiliki Article.
Meritorious Award: Hawaii Pride Fruit Disinfestation Plant, Puna, Hawaii
2003 Destruction of Medical Waste using Plasma Arc Technology (PAT), HMV. For story, click Wiliki Article.
Meritorious Award: NOA, double-hull barge, Smith Maritime Honolulu
2004 Pacific Biodiesel Plant. For story, click Wiliki Article.
Meritorious Award: The Hawaii Fuel Cells Test Facility
2005 KUIC Kapaia Power Station. For story, click Wiliki Article.
2006 The Honolulu Advertiser Kapolei Printing & Publishing Facility.
Here is the one-page nomination Form. Please complete it and attach any existing project brochure or write-up. Please fax or e-mail your submittal to Ed Chang (Fax: 808-543-4366 or e-mail: Ed Chang). The deadline is April 30 each year. We look forward to receiving your nomination.
The following are write-up and/or photos of previous Outstanding Awards:
The Honolulu Advertiser Kapolei Printing & Publishing Facility tour.
See the tour photos.
The Kapaia Power Station, the newest power plant in Hawaii
Location: Island of Kauai
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
This tour was arranged by the Hawaii Section Power Technical Chapter and was sponsored by ASME member Brad W. Rockwell, Kapaia Power Station Manager. The plant was commissioned in the fall of 2002 and consists of one GE LM2500PH gas turbine generator, and a Once-Through Steam Generator (OTSG). All 70,000 lb/hr of steam is injected into the gas turbine for emissions control and power augmentation. The plant also has SCR for emissions control. It operates at 40% efficiency, and primarily burns naphtha fuel, although diesel is used for starts/shut downs and back-up. For more information, please refer to plant brochure, and see the trip PHOTOS.
Pacific Biodiesel Oahu Biofuels Facility on March 6, 2003
Seven members and guests toured this plant at 1003 Makepono Street, Sand Island, Honolulu, HI.
Description of facility:
The plant processes used cooking oil from local restaurants, producing biodiesel that powers cars, trucks, and industrial engines. The initial Pacific Biodiesel was born in 1996 on Maui to answer the concerns over potential environmental and health problems resulting from restaurant grease clogging the Central Maui Landfill.
l-r: Bob King (facility partner), Chester Kaitoku, Ed Chang, Jim Grogan, Norm Giem
Tour of the Smith Maritime Noa on November 23, 2002.
Seventeen members and guests toured the new double hull barge called the Noa. This barge the length of a football field transports fuel oil for Hawaiian Electric Company to Hilo, Hawaii and Kahului, Maui. This state-of-the-art fuel transporting barge has all the necessary safety features to ensure that oil spills are prevented.
We thank the Smith Maritime staff which included Joe Almony, Mike Ferreira, and Jeff Case for an informative tour and for lunch afterwards.
Here are some photos of the NOA.
Members and guests in Noa's engine room. L-R: Ryan Sugamoto, ? , Bill Warren, Jeff Case (SM tour guide), and CAPT Joe Bradley.
Noa's boiler for oil heating. Sharp Kellog in front of the boiler.
On deck at the fuel oil pumps. L-R: S. Kellog, W. Warren.
On the dock in front the Noa. Smith Maritime was very generous and provided manapua, pork hash, har gar, half moon, and drinks for lunch.
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