•SAHARA N VENTURE' I n 1959 a converted ship brought the world' s first commercial cargo of liquefied natura l gas across the Atlantic to Britain. Agains t the prophecies of the many critics, the trip was successful, signposting the way t o an international multi-million pound project - the importing of natural gas from the Sahara for British use. Th e story of this project is told in the new Ga s Council film Saharan Venture (col, 28 min). Methane, from Saharan gas-wells, is piped under its own pressure to the COLOUR AND ATMOSPHERE pump s work. It illustrates the various types Mediterranean coast to be liquefied. o f pump and their uses. Copies of the Yeats Country (col, 17½ min) is a singularly Two-third s of the output is shipped at char t - and of a booklet 'Notes on Vacuum beautiful film directed and photographed by —258°F in special tankers to Britain's Physics - are available from Edwards High Patric k Carey, and produced by the Irish Canvey Island, th e rest goes t o France. Fro m Vacuu m Ltd, Manor Royal, Crawley, Departmen t of External Affairs to com- Canvcy Island the gas is distributed through Sussex. memorat e the centenary of the birth of the heart of England by a 350-mile long W . B. Yeats. Th e first of a series of charts being prepared high-pressur e pipeline to Leeds. I t will be a revelation to many to see what by the Educational Department of Rcntokil Th e whole sequence of events which can be don e with film, though , to be honest, Laboratorie s Ltd of Felcourt, East Grin- involve d British, American, French and th e Irish landscape, lake and cloud did stead , Sussex, is on woodworm. Available Algeria n interests - the planning and con help . Th e film will probably be on general free and designed for school and college structio n of liquefaction and storage plants, release and is well worth looking out for- use , it depicts the woodwor m life cycle and of sea terminals, of tanker transports, of regardlcss of what is with it. othe r insects which prey o n it. Examples of pipelines - makes a most interesting film. woodwor m damage t o timbe r are show n and A longer version, to be called The Methane explained. S/ory is being prepared for engineering and NEW COI RELEASES othe r specialist audiences. This will give a Th e following five films are no w available A set of four charts, in colour, with separate chronologica l account of the entire scheme, o n free loan from the Central Film Library, explanator y notes, have been prepared to emphasisin g especially the methods and Governmen t Building, Bromyard Avenue, sho w the method of entry into and progress technique s employed. Acton , Londo n W 3 . in building trade courses, the Construction Available o n free loan from the Gas Council Invest in a Casting (col, 11 min) follows the Technician s Course, National Certificate and Film Library, 4-5 Grosvcnor Place, London progres s of a typical precision component Diplom a Courses in Construction, and SW1 . throug h all the stages of investment casting thos e which lead to professional qualifica - a modern development of the 'lost wax' tion s in Architecture, Civil, Structural and process , whose origins go back to the Municipa l Engineering and Surveying. The GLASS Bronz e Age. Air and vacuum melting are chart s cost 10s per set, post free, from the The Best of Both Worlds (col, 27 min) is a touche d upon, and many applications are Treasurer , NWEABI, 115 Portland Street, humorous , but informative film produced shown . Mancheste r 1. for Pilkington Brothers Ltd by Cecil Musk Power from Fusion Part 1 - The Principles and designed to illustrate the many types of (col, 30 min) describes the thermonuclear NEW CATALOGUES glass there are and the wide variety of research work being done at the UKAEA's purpose s they serve. A mission from Th e British Oxygen Industrial Films cata Culha m laboratory. Means to harness the anothe r planet come to England to investi logu e illustrates and describes 35 16mm powe r produced by the fusion of nuclear gate the material 'glass'. With some comic soun d films and four 35mm filmstrips. particles within a plasma arc being studied, episodes they sec uses in the home, in Copies free from the British Oxygen and , more especially, method s of controlling hospitals and in industry. Compan y Ltd, Photographic Unit, North the plasma at the reaction temperatures I t is available on free loan from Sound Circular Road, Cricklewood, Londo n N W 2. required . (See p 510 Oct 1964 issue.) Services Film Library, Wilton Crescent, Th e EFVA have issued 'A Catalogue of Introduction to Control (col, 20 min) deals with Merto n Park, Londo n S W 19. Film s and Filmstrips for Use in Teacher th e principles and methods of process Trainin g Colleges and Institutes of Educa control . The progress made in automatic tion' . Copies cost 3s from Educational PRESTRESSED CONCRETE contro l systems is traced - from Watt's Foundatio n for Visual Aids , 33 Quee n Anne Th e Cement and Concrete Association has steam governor to modern electronic Street, London W 1. mad e An Introduction to Prestressed Concrete methods . (See p 560 No v 1964 issue.) Th e new Gateway 16mm catalogue includes (col, 20 min) for students of engineering, Suspects All (b & w, 19 min) follows the ove r 150 titles of films produced both in the buildin g and architecture, and for training investigation s made by a fire prevention U K and in America. Copies of the catalogue courses within the construction industry. It officer and an insurance claims assessor cos t 3s 6d each post free from Gateway is a well thought-out teaching film using after a disastrous factory fire. (See p 39 Educationa l Films Ltd, 470-472 Green diagrams , analogies and animations to good Ja n 1965 issue.) Lanes , Palmers Green, Londo n N 13. effect. Th e theory of prestressed concrete, as Ten Foot Tall (col, 21 min) describes life in oppose d to plain and reinforced concrete, is the Junio r Arm y as seen throug h the eyes of Th e 1965 edition of the 'Index of Chemistry well presented, and the main part of the film 15-year-olds, bein g given tw o years' training Films ' contains details of some 1,400 films cover s methods of producing pre-tensioned as Junior Leaders, Junior Tradesmen or an d 400 filmstrips on chemistry and related an d post-tensioned units - both in the Arm y Apprentices prior to enlisting in the topics , classified by subject. Price is 7s 6d factory and on site. regula r army (sec page 10, January 1965 pos t free (members 5s) from the Royal Som e outstanding examples of prestressed issue). Institut e of Chemistry, 30 Russell Square, concret e structures in the UK arc also Londo n W C 1. illustrated briefly. WALLCHART S Copies are available on free loan from the Th e 1965 catalogue of Educational Produc Films Officer, Cement & Concrete Associa- Hig h Vacuum is the title of a wallchart tion s wallcharts is available free from East tion , 52 Grosvcno r Gardens, Londo n S W 1. produce d to give an idea of how vacuum Ardsley , Wakefield, Yorks. Technical Education, June 1965 273 © Emerald Backfiles 2007
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