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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles


VOL. 38 No. 7

July 1977

Humphrey Theysen Advances to Senior Engineer

In Technical Economics & Planning Division

Effective July 1, 1977, Humphrey R.
Theysen was promoted to Senior En-
gineer in the Technical Economics
& Planning Division.
Humphrey joined Lago in June
1972 after obtaining his B.S. degree
in mechanical engineering from the
University of South Carolina. At that
time he was assigned to the Mecha-
nical Engineering Division as an en-
gineer in the Engineering Technical
Services Section. Late 1974 he left
for California to study for his master's
degree in mechanical engineering at
the Stanford University.
When Humphrey returned in 1975,
he was assigned to the Cost & Pro-
ject Engineering Section of Techni-
cal Project Development Division.
He transferred to the Economics &
Planning Division in January this year.
A former student of the St. Augus-
tinus College of San Nicolas, Hum-

For the 21st consecutive year, the
Lago Scholarship Foundation is pro-
viding financial assistance to deserv-
ing and aspiring students in the Aru-
ban community. A total of thirty-
eight young people have been offer-
ed the opportunity to study with a
Lago scholarship for the school year
1977 1978. Of these, twenty-four
students have received renewal
grants, while fourteen students have
been offered an LSF grant to conti-
nue a college education abroad.
New scholarships for study in Hol-
land have gone to: Herbert M. C.
Beukenboom and Rudolfo M. G.
Croes, both VWO graduates who will
study Economics; VWO graduate
Francisco L. Rombley for Applied
Physics; VWO graduate Joan van
Heyningen, who will pursue a career
in Medicine; and VWO graduate Ema-
nuel Figaroa, who will study mathe-
matics. Those who will study at U.
S.A. universities are : Christine A. S.

phrey graduated from the Colegio
Arubano with an HBS-B diploma in
1968, and won a Lago scholarship to
study mechanical engineering. After
working at Lago for two years, he

l i
H. R. Theysen
was granted another scholarship, this
time to obtain his master's degree.
(Continued on page 3)

Kappel (VWO), who will study Econo-
mics, Angela C. Kervel (VWO), who
will study Medicine, M. Rachel Kel-
ly (HAVO), who wil pursue a Business
Administration career and MTS gra-
duate Dennis U. Wever, who has cho-
sen Civil Engineering as his field of
study. Joyce M. Sint (VWO) will have
the opportunity to study Economics
in Canada.
College students in the U.S.A. who
have received LSF assistance to con-
tinue their education, are: Miriam
Baiz (Junior), who is studying Physi-
cal Education, Earl A. Peterson (So-
phomore), studying Mechanical Engi-
neering, Lilian S. Geerman (Sopho-
more), who is working towards a Bu-
siness Administration degree and Ju-
dith M. Francis (Sophomore), who is
studying School Counseling.
Students in the U.S.A., who are al-
ready receiving financial aid from
Lago and who have deserved renew-
(Continued on page 3)

V. Holder

Vic Helder Ta Bira Senior
Engineering Technician
Den Mechanical Engineering
Entrante 1 di Juli, 1977, Victor (Vic)
Helder di Equipment Inspection Sec-
tion di Technical Mechanical Engi-
neering Division a ser promovi pa Se-
nior Engineering Technician. E pro-
mocion aki ta en reconocemento di
su contribucionnan den e ramo di
inspection di equipo.
Vic a join Lago como un aprendiz
den Lago Vocational School na 1944.
Despues di gradua na 1948 el a ser
asigna na Technical Engineering
como Inspector Helper B. El a avan-
za pa Equipment Inspector Trainee A
na 1953 y pa Junior Engineering As-
sistant A na 1955.
Cu un promocion na 1960 el a bira
Engineering Assistant A y cu un otro
na 1968, el a avanza pa Senior Engi-
neering Assistant. Na 1971, Vic a
ser promovi pa Engineering Techni-
Durante di su trinta y tres anja di
servicio cu Lago, Vic a sigi hopi cur-
so patrocinA pa compania tanto na
Lago como na exterior. E cursonan
aki ta inclui Process training, unidad-
nan select di curso di Mechanical
Engineering di ICS, Elementonan di
Metalurgia, un curso Ultras6nico y
Inspeccion di Weldmento (Testmento
sin destruction) na Connecticut, Trai-
ning di Isotope na Cleveland, Ohio y
un curso di Corrosion na San Salva-
dor. Den su propio tempo el a cor
pleta un curso avanza di Television
y Electr6nica Industrial.
Vic ta dedica mayoria di su tempo
liber na mantene su coleccion di
(Continua na pag. 6)

LSF Grants to Thirty-Eight Students Provide

Opportunity to Obtain a College Degree Abroad



Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
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Editor: Mrs. L I. de Cuba Photographs by : Joe's Photographic Service
Senior Editor: A. Werleman Printer : Verenlgde Antilllaanse Drukkerljen N.V.

Curso di Diez Siman Ta Prepara Ingenieronan

Mehor den Technica Usa den Disenjo di Proceso

Diez-cuatro ingeniero di Lago, ma-
yorla di nan ingenieronan quimico
basta reciente, actualmente ta aten-
diendo un curso basico di Disenjo
di Proceso tur Diahuebs. E curso,
cual ta ser duna pa Lee N. Stanley
di Technical Process Technical Ser-
vices, a cuminza ariba 23 di Juni 1977
y lo continue tur Diahuebs pa diez
siman consecutive te cu Augustus 25
den klas 2 den Administration Build-
PatrocinA pa Process Technical
Services Division, e curso a ser ofi-
cialmente habri door di Vice Presi-
dente di Lago, John R. Gibbs, kende
a pone enfasis ariba e importancia
di e curso aki cual ta yuda Lago bi-
ra un compania mas eficiente y con-
fiable. Present na e session di aper-
tura tabata Rey Farro, Division Su-
perintendent di P.T.S.
E entrenamento aki ta cubri e tdc-
nicanan bAsico usA den tratamento
cu trabao di disenjo pa process di
refinerfa y cu control di unidad-
nan. Material di referencia usa den
e sesionnan ta inclui e Esso Blue

Book, basicamente un tipo di "bijbel"
di operacionnan di refineria, y e Esso
Design Practices Manual. Durante
di e sesionnan di ocho ora, e inge-
nieronan a recibi lecture tocante di
e plantanan di process y nan fun-
cionnan, nan equipo y instrumenta-
cion, y e manera mas sigur y eficien-
te pa traha cu nan, mientras cu du-
rante cada session nan mester a solu-
ciona un problema den un area par-
ticular di operation di unidad.
Participants den e curso di Di-
senjo Basico di Proceso ta haya huis-
werk. Esaki ta mas tanto lezamento
di seccionnan for di e Blue Book y
e Design Practices Manual pa ser re-
pasa despues den e siguiente se-
E curso, cual ta ser conduct peri6-
dicamente pa ingenieronan nobo du-
rante un period di dos siman, e bia-
ha aki a ser duna un biaha pa siman
durante diez siman consecutive pa
duna e empleadonan aki mas tempo
pa cumpli cu nan obligacionnan re-
gular mas eficazmente.
(ContinuA na pag. 6)


Participants In the Basic Process Design Course which began on June 23 are
shown here in Classroom 2 of the Administration Building with course instructor Vice President John R. Gibbs stresses
Lee N. Stanley (standing, far left) and Ray Farro, who was present at the opening importance of Basic Process Design
session. They are, from left to right (sitting): Erik R. Bruyn, Robert Arrendell, Tre- c f n e di i
course for new engineers during opening
vor L. Connor, Edna L. Farro, Russell H. Dowling and Romulo Hernandez. Standing
(next to instructor Stanley), Victor A. Marval, Fouad Younan, Bernhard A. Kalis, Jos- session In the Administration Building
sy M. Lacl6, Ruberd A. Barry, Molses F. Kusmus (next to R. Farro). on June 23.

h. a


y luJ 1977

Edgar Diaz, Philip de Souza
Complete Course in Welding
Engineering in the U.S.A.
From June 13 through the 24th, Ed-
gar Diaz and Philip de Souza of La-
go's Mechanical Department attend-
ed a Fundamentals of Welding Engi-
neering Course at the Ohio State
University. Also attending the cour-
se were thirty-eight representatives
from various industries in the United
The course which was taught by
professors of the Ohio State Faculty,
covered basic concepts of metallur-
gy, weld design, modern welding
techniques, heat treatment, welding
process control and non-destructive
inspection with regard to carbon
steel, low alloy and high alloy steel,
aluminum alloys and nickel alloys.
The course consisted mostly of lec-
tures and a few lab sessions.
Edgar and Philip, who returned
with their certificates presented to
them at the University, are very im-
pressed by the efficient and well-or-
ganized manner that the course was
presented by the instructors. Edgar
and Philip both agree that the course
which taught advanced methods and
equipment and latest engineering de-
sign requirements has contributed
considerably to their knowledge of
metallurgy and welding techniques.
Both Edgar and Philip are working
as Mechanical Supervisors for spe-
cial welding jobs, being done in the
refining by Lago and contractor em-


Cristlna Kappel

Earth Peterson

M. Rachel Kelly

Dennis U. Wever
a X

Lilian Geerman

Francisco Rombley

Judith Francis

Joyce Sint Rudolfo Croes

Emanuel Figaroa

Angela Kervel

Lago Scho

al grants are: Edwina J. Arends
(Teacher for Mentally Retarded),
Brenda Assang (School Counseling),
Gerald J. Bezems (Medical Techno-
logy), Patricia M. Bislip (Dietetics
Management), Frederic P. Every
(Economics), Alberta M. Feliciano
(Journalism), Errol C. Francis (Com-
puter Maintenance), Erdwina C. Geer-
man (Medical Technology), John H.
Hassell (Metallurgical Engineering),
Loida L. Kock (Hotel Management),
Ludmila Martinez (Teacher for Men-
tally Retarded), Cheryl A. Peterson
(Home Economics), Martinus Ras
(Criminal Justice), Pieter Sloterdijk
(Pre-Medical) and Ricardo R. Wever
(Applied Mathematics).
Renewal grants went to the follow-
ing students in Holland : Carlos V.
Bikker (Architecture), Donna L. Bis-
lip (Biology), Randolph Browne (Elec-
trical Engineering), Sonja D. Kappel
(Dietetics), Efraim Kelly (Electrical
Engineering), Jacintha Peterson (So-
cial Work), Conrado J. Tromp (Eco-
nomics) and Maarten Van Romond,
(Law). Rosendo Bareno, who is stu-

Joan van Heynlngen

Humphrey They
(Continued fror

Since his employment, Humphrey
has followed Kepner-Tregoe, Corro-
sion, and Economic Investment &
Analysis courses. He has also par-
ticipated in a Project Management
Humphrey spends his leisure time
playing softball, enjoying scuba-di-

Herbert Beukeboom

ilarship Grants
from page 1)

dying at the Antillean HTS in Cura-
qao received a renewal grant to stu-
dy Mechanical Engineering.
These are but a few of the hun-
dreds of students who this year have
been awarded scholarships on the is-
land, either by the Island Govern-
ment, the Central Government, the
Netherlands Government or the Lago
Scholarship Foundation. These pri-
vileged young people are being given
every opportunity to broaden their
scope of knowledge in an educatio-
nal field suitable to their needs and
that of the island. When they return
as professionals in the not too dis.
tant future, they will be capable, res-
ponsible people prepared to serve
the community and direct other young
people with ambition towards a pro-
fessional career for the benefit of
With the scholarships awarded this
year, the Lago Scholarship Founda-
tion has helped over 350 students to
become professionals in its 20 years
of existence.

sen Advances
n page 1)

ving, and listening to stereo music.
He is currently designing his future

Humphrey and his wife Aura pre-
sently live at Cura Cabai. They are
looking forward to the birth of their
first child in August.

Miriam Balz

July 1977


July 1977

Fellpe Paula of Process Utilities commemorated his 30th ser-
Rene S. Lamp (I) of Process H.D.S. Is presented his 25- vice annlverslty on July 3. Here he receives his service em-
year service watch on the occasion of his anniversary blem and certificate from Process Manager Oystein Dahle In
on June 18. the presence of his co-workers.

Jalme M. Emerencia of Mechanical M&C Non Distr., recel-
ves his 30-year service emblem and award on the occasion of
his anniversary on July 3.

Hyaclntho Carolina of Mechanical Metal Trades comple-
ted 25-years of Lago service on July 1. Here he Is shown
receiving his 25-year service watch from DIv. Supt. L S.
F. Anle.

Domlnico Marquez (2nd I) of Process Oil Movements,
Planning & Control, is shown here following presentation
of his 30-year service award on July 11.

On June 28, 1977, Mrs. Carmelita de Kort, a Re-
cord Clerk in the Medical Department passed away
at the Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital. Mrs. de Kort
had over 26 years of service with the Company. She
is survived by her widower Edwin de Kort of Con-
troller's MCS and two sons.


Dia 28 di Juni, 1977, Sra. Carmelita de Kort, un
Record Clerk den Medical Department a fayece na
Hospital Dr. Horacio Oduber. Sra. de Kort tabatin
mas cu 26 anja di servicio cu Compania. Su so-
brevivientenan ta su viudo Edwin de Kort di Con-
troller's MCS y dos yiu homber.


Wuy 1 -------

Emillano Trimon Is 0 ,
shown here with the
drum he designed
with the assistance
of Leonard Peter-
son (r). The coke
knockout drum has
considerably reduc-
ed an environmen-
tal problem during

Emillano Trinton (r) f
ta ser mustr, aki
cu e drum cual el !
a disenjh cu yudan-
za di Leonard Pe-
terson (dr). E coke '
knockout drum a
reduce considera-
blemente un pro-
blema amblental
durante sacamento
dl "coke".

Coke Knockout Drum Prevents Gas Release

Abates Noise, Increases Productivity in Decoking

A typical environmental problem
caused by furnace decoking has
been greatly reduced thanks to the
innovation of Emiliano Trimon of the
Combustion Team in Technical Pro-
cess Technical Services.
With the technical assistance of
Leonard A. Peterson of the Environ-
mental Control and Energy Conserva-
tion Group, Emiliano designed a por-
table coke knockout drum which pre-
vents the release of harmful gases,
dust and fumes into the atmosphere
and effectively reduces noise levels
during decoking operations in Pro-
cess Fuels. Decoking is the removal
of carbon deposits in furnace tubes
by forceful injection of heat, air and
steam. The drum, which is easily hoo-
ked up to the furnace decoking out-
let passes, was constructed in the
Mechanical Shops and can easily be
transported with a regular forklift
truck wherever needed.
Previously, the furnace slowdown
lines were closed to about 60% to re-
duce noise during the average 48-
hour decoking period.
The drum permits these lines to
remain completely open, decreasing
unit downtime by approximately 12
hours. At the same time, energy is
saved because less steam and heat
are required to do the job.
The coke knockout drum now ab-
sorbs the gases, fumes and dust and
carries out this waste to the sewage
system and at the same time, sup-
presses the noise by as much as

950/%. The drum also makes it pos-
sible for Lago and contractor person-
nel to work in the area without inter-
ruptions and without having to wear
elaborate protective equipment dur-
ing the entire decoking period.
First used during decoking opera-
tions on No. 5 visbreaker furnace in
March this year, the coke knockout
drum was an immediate success. Its
effectiveness was further corrobora-
ted by our Industrial Hygienist follo-
wing testing and measurements of
gas and noise levels. Since then the
drum has been used successfully on
No. 6, 7 and 8 visbreaker furnaces.
Another drum is being constructed
for the HDS area. The use of the
drum for all decoking operations has

(Continued on page 6)

Un problema ambiental tipico cual
tabata causa door di sacamento di
coke for di fornunan a ser hopi re-
duci danki na e invento di Emiliano
Trimon di e Combustion Team den
Technical Process Technical Servi-
ces. Cu e yudanza t6cnico di Leo-
nard A. Peterson di Environmental
Control and Energy Conservation
Group, Emiliano a disenja un coke
knockout drum portatil cual ta pre-
veni e escape di gasnan, polvo y hu-
ma cu por haci danjo den e atmosfe-

Humphrey Theysen Avanza
Pa Senior Engineer den
Technical-Econ. & Planning
Entrante 1 di Juli, 1977, Humphrey
R. Theysen a ser promovi pa Senior
Engineer den Technical Economics
& Planning Division.
Humphrey a join Lago na Juni 1972
despues di haya su grado di bachil-
ler den ingenieria mecAnica for di
Universidad di South Carolina. E
tempo ey el a ser asigna na Mecha-
nical Engineering Division como un
ingeniero den Engineering Technical
Services Section. Durante ultimo
part di 1974 el a bai California pa
studia pa su grado di maestro den
ingenieria mecanica na Universidad
di Stanford.
Tempo cu Humphrey a bolbe na
1975, el a ser asignA na Cost & Pro-
ject Engineering Section di Technical
Project Development Division. El a
transfer pa Economics & Planning
Division na Januari e anja aki.
Un anterior estudiante di St. Au-
gustinus College na San Nicolas,
Humphrey a gradua di Colegio Aru-
bano cu un diploma HBS-B na 1968,
y a gana un beca di Lago pa studia
ingenieria mecanica. Despues di tra-
ha na Lago durante dos anja, el a re-
cibi un otro beca, e biaha aki pa ha-
ya su grado di maestro.
For di tempo cu el a ser emplea,
Humphrey a sigi cursonan Kepner-
Tregoe, Corrosion y Inversion y Ana-
lisis Econbmico. Tambe el a parti-
cipa den un Project Management Se-
Humphrey ta pasa su oranan liber
hungando softball, gozando di scuba-
diving y scuchando music stereo.
Actualmente el ta disenjando su fu-
turo cas.
Humphrey y su casa Aura actual-
mente ta biba na Cura Cabai. Nan
ta sperando nacemento di nan pro-
mer yiu na Augustus.

ra y eficazmente ta reduci nivelnan
di boroto durante operacionnan di
sacamento di coke den Process -
Fuels. E trabao aki ta consist di sa-
camento di restonan di carbon for
di den tuberia di fornu door di sup-
pla nan cu forza cu calor, aire y
stoom. E drum, cual por ser insta-
1 facilmente na e fornu su linjanan
di salida pa coke, a ser construe den
Mechanical Shops y por ser trans-
porta facilmente cu un forklift truck
(Continua na pag. 7)

Coke Knockout Drum Ta Preveni Salida di Gas;

Ta Reduci Boroto, Ta Aumenta Productividad


i.l> 9 7 r



Edgar Diaz and Philip de
Souza proudly display the
certificate they received for
completing a Fundamentals
of Welding Engineering
Course at the Ohio State

Edgar Diaz y Philip de Sou-
ze cu orguyo ta mustra nan ii-
certiflcado cu nan a haya L
pasobra nan a complete un
curso "Fundamentals of
Welding Engineering" na
Ohio State University.

Edgar Diaz y Philip de Souza Ta Completa Curso

Ingenieria di Welding na Ohio State University

For di 13 te cu 24 di Juni, Edgar
Diaz y Philip de Souza di Mechanical
Department a atende un curso "Fun-
damentals of Welding Engineering"
na Ohio State University. Participan-
do tambe den e curso tabata trinta
y ocho representantes for di various
industrial na Merca.

E curso cual a ser dun& door di
profesornan di e facultad di Ohio
State University, a cubri e concep-
tonan bAsico di metalurgia, disenjo
di process den weldmento, technica-
nan nobo di welding, tratamento cu
calor, control di process den weld-
mento y inspection sin destruction
di material relaciona cu staal di car-
bon, staal cu poco of hopi mezcla di
metal, mezclanan cu aluminio y mez-
clanan cu nikel. E curso a consist
mas tanto di lecturanan y algun se-
sion den Laboratorio.

Edgar y Philip, kendenan a regre-
sa cu nan certificado cual a ser pre-
senta na nan na e Universidad, ta
mashA impresiona cu e manera efi-
ciente y bon organizA cu e curso a

Coke Knockout Drum
(Continued from page 5)

now become standard practice at La-
Through his alertness and good
thinking, Emiliano has contributed
significantly toward the control of air
and noise pollution, to safety, con-
servation of energy and increased
manpower utilization.
His idea represents another exam-
ple of the contributions employees
are making to improve our opera ions

ser presentA door di e instructornan.
Edgar y Philip ambos ta di acuerdo
cu e curso, cual a sinja metodonan
y equipo avanza y mas reciente re-
querimentonan di disenjo di ingenie-
ria a contribui considerablemente na
nan conocemento di tecnicanan di
metalurgia y weldmento.

Ambos ta trahando como Mecha-
nical Supervisor ariba trabaonan spe-
cial di welding cual ta ser haci den
refineria door di empleadonan di La-
go y di contratista.

SProcess Design Course
(ContinuA di pag. 2)

Participantenan di e anja aki ta:
Victor A. Marval, Bernhard A. Kalis,
Ruberd A. Barry, Moises F. Kusmus,
Romulo Hernandez, Robert Arrendell
y Donald R. Henriquez di Process
Technical Services; Fouad Younan,
Jose M. Lacde, Erik R. Bruyn y Tre-
vor L. Connor di Mechanical Engi-
neering, Edna L. Farro di Energy
Conservation, Juan Noguera di Pro-
ject Development Division y Russell
H. Dowling di MCS Division.

Do not miss

every Sunday
from 9- 10 p.m.

Victor Helder Promoted


In Mechanical Engineering

Effective July 1, 1977, Victor (Vic)
Helder of the Equipment Inspeciion
Section of Technical Mechanical
Engineering Division was promoted
to Senior Engineering Technician.
This promotion is in recognition of
his contributions in the equipment
inspection field.
Vic joined Lago as an apprentice
in the Lago Vocational School in
1944. Following graduation in 1948
he was assigned to Technical Engi-
neering as an Inspector Helper B.
He advanced to Equipment Inspector
Trainee A in 1953 and to Junior En-
gineering Assistant A in 1955.
A promotion in 1960 made him an
Engineering Assistant A, and with
another one in 1968, he advanced to
Senior Engineering Assistant. In 1971,
Vic was promoted to Engineering
During his thirty-three years of La-
go service, Vic has followed many
company-sponsored courses at Lago
as well as overseas.
These courses include Process
Training, selected units of the ICS
Mechanical Engineering course, Ele-
ments of Metallurgy, an Ultrasonic
(Non-Destructive Testing) and Weld
Inspection Course in Connecticut,
Isotope Training in Cleveland, Ohio
and a Corrosion course in San Sal-
vador. On his own time he comple-
ted an Advanced Television and In-
dustrial Electronics course.
Vic dedicates most of his spare
time to keeping his stamp and coin
collection up to date, reading and
swimming. He also enjoys experi-
menting with electronics.
Vic and his wife Maria have three
daughter one of them is married -
three sons and a grandchild. The
Helder family, who lives in Tanki
Leendert, is planning a trip to Mexi-
co next year.

Vic Helder Promovi
(Continua di pagina 1)

stampia y moneda al dia, leza y lan-
da. Tambe el ta gusta experiment
cu electr6nica.
Vic y su casa Maria tin tres yiu mu-
her, un di nan casa, tres yiu homber,
y un nieto. Familiar Helder, cu ta bi-
ba na Tanki Leendert, tin plan pa bai
keiro na Mexico otro anja.

Ju 1977--


y luJ 1977

"U'* 1

Un welder aki ta mustra corm por corta cirkel for dl un plaachi
A welder here shows how he can cut out circles from a steel dl staal facilmente y sin much esfuerzo cu e mashin di corta
plate easily and effortlessly with the new Plasma-Arc cutting Plasma-Arc. Na banda drechi, un grupo di welder y bollerma-
machine. At right a group of welders and boilermakers are ker ta ser mustra durante di un seslon dl entrenamento den wel-
shown during a training session in the welding shops where ding shop camlnda cu demonstraclonnan a ser duni tocante di
demonstrations were given on the use of the equipment. In uso dl a equipo. Den center, ta Philip de Souza, instructor dl e
center, is Philip de Souza, instructor of the course, curso.

I Coke Knockout Drum
(Continua di pag. 5)

regular na unda cu tin mester di dje.
Anteriormente, e linjanan di escape
di e fornu tabata parcialmente sera
te na mas of menos 60% pa reduci
boroto durante di mas of menos
48 hora den cual sacamento di coke
tabata tuma lugar. E drum ta permi-
ti pa e linjanan aki keda completa-
mente habri, reduciendo asina e tem-
po cu e plant mester ta for di ser-
vicio te na aproximadamente 12 hora.
Na mesun tempo, energia ta ser ge-
spaar pasobra menos stoom y calor
ta necesario pa haci e trabao.
E coke knockout drum awor ta ab-
sorbe e gasnan, humanan y polvo y
ta hiba e desperdicio aki na un sis-
tema di riolering y na mesun tempo,
ta suprimi e boroto te na un nivel di
g5%. E drum tambe ta haci possible
pa personal di Lago y contratista tra-
ha den e area ey sin interrupcion y
sin tin cu bisti un cantidad di equipo
protective durante di henter e perio-
do di sacamento di coke.
Usa promer biaha durante opera-
cionnan di sacamento di coke for
di un fornu di No. 5 visbreaker na
Maart e anja aki, e coke knockout
drum a result un exito inmediato. Su
efectividad ademas a ser confirmA
door di nos Higienista Industrial
despues di testmento y midimento di
nivelnan di gas y boroto. For di e
tempo ey e drum a ser usA cu exito
ariba fornunan visbreaker 6, 7 y 8.
Un otro drum actualmente ta ser
construi pa distrito di HDS. E uso
di e drum aki pa tur trabao di saca-
mento di coke awor a bira un practi-
ca estableci na Lago.

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Plasma-Arc Cutting Method Allows Clean Cuts,

Eliminates Time-Consuming Gouging, Grinding

A unique process currently employ-
ed at Lago is obtained with a Plasma-
Arc Cutting machine in the Welding
Shops. The modern equipment, de-
veloped initially for the U.S. space
program and now widely used in in-
dustry, consists of a DC power source
and an arc cutting torch, which uses
CO2, nitrogen or hydrogen/nitrogen.

Unlike other welding equipment,
cutting is not achieved by oxidizing
(burning) metal, but by melting a lo-
calized area with a constricted arc
and removing the molten metal with
a high velocity jet of hot ionized gcs
issuing from the orifice of the torch.
To achieve this, an extremely high
temperature, high velocity constrict-
ed arc between an electrode (tung-
sten) in the Plasma-Arc cutting torch
and the piece to be cut is created.
This process can be used on all me-
tals and alloys in much the same
manner that oxygen (acetylene) cut-
ting is used on mild steel.

Intended for special jobs, the Plas-
ma-Arc equipment eliminates time-
consuming gouging, grinding and
shaping. The welder uses regular
working protective equipment when
operating the machine to cut steel
in any shape or size, bevel plate ed-
ges, pierce holes, do stack cutting
jobs and out-of-position cutting or
areas difficult to reach on refinery
heavy equipment or units.

To employ the machine and get
the most of its time-saving features,
several groups of boilermakers and

welders were trained on its applica-
tion during March and April this year
Whole-day sessions were conducted
by Philip de Souza, an engineering
technician specialized in welding in
Mechanical Maintenance Zone, at
the welding shops where the theore-
tical portion included stripping the
equipment to acquaint employees
with the inner mechanism.

The practical part served to give
the trainees the opportunity to ope-
rate the machine in actual job requi-

Some of the areas where the Plas-
ma-Arc cutting machine has been
used effectively in the welding shop,
include the fabrication of a 48" dia.
stainless steel expansion joint for
the S.A.R. Plant, 16" dia. stainless
steel strainers for the MIAR Plant,
cutting of stainless steel flanges for
V2AR ammonia injection nozzles and
the removal of 1" dia. Incoloy-800
tubes for the H1AR Plant. On-the-
spot cutting and beveling for weld-
ing a 12" dia. stainless steel pipe in
place was accomplished at H1AR

This is an efficient piece of equip-
ment which, besides saving time, al-
so eliminates a previous housekeep-
ing problem and since there is such
a limited heat condition, it creates a
cooler environment resulting in more
comfort for the welder or boilerma-
ker, with little or no distortion of the
materials used.


Jilu 1977


Ten-Week Course Teaches

Engineers Techniques

In Process Design Work

Fourteen Lago engineers, most of
them fairly recent chemical engineers,
are currently attending a Basic Pro-
cess Design course every Thursday.
The course, which is taught by Lee
N. Stanley of Technical Process
Technical Services, began on June
23, 1977 and will continue every
Thursday for ten consecutive weeks
until August 25 in Classroom 2 of the
Administration Building.
Sponsored by the Process Techni-
cal Services Division, the course was
officially opened by Lago Vice Presi-
dent John R. Gibbs, who stressed
the importance of this course in as-
sisting Lago in becoming a more ef-
ficient and reliable company. Pre-
sent at the opening session was Ray
Farro, Division Superintendent of
The training program covers the
basic techniques used in handling
refinery process design work and
unit monitoring.
Reference material used in the
sessions include the Esso Blue
Book, basically a refinery operations
"bible", and the Esso Design Practi-
ces Manual. During the 8-hour ses-
sions, the engineers receive lectures
on process units and their functions,
related equipment and instrumenta-
tion, and their safe and efficient ope-
rations, while at each session they
are called upon to work out a pro-
blem on a particular area of unit ope-
Participants in the Basic Process
Design Course are assigned home-
work. This involves mostly reading
sections from the Blue Book and De-
sign Practices Manual for review in
the next sessions.
The course, which is conducted pe-
riodically for new engineers during a
two-week period, has this time been
given one day a week during ten con-
secutive weeks to afford these em-
ployees more time to carry out their
regular duties more effectively.
This year's participants are: Vic-
tor A. Marval, Bernhard A. Kalis, Ru-
berd A. Barry, Moises F. Kusmus, Ro-
mulo Hernandez, Robert Arrendell
and Donald R. Henriquez of Process
Technical Services; Fouad Younan,
Jose M. Lacld, Erik R. Bruyn and Tre-
vor L. Connor of Mechanical Engi-
neering, Edna L. Farro of Energy
Conservation, Juan Noguera of Pro-
ject Development Division and Rus-
sell H. Dowling from the MCS Divi-

The above employees navo been selected to attend a fire training course at the Texas
A&M Fire Training School at College Station from August 1 5. Most of them are
members of the Volunteer Fire Brigade, while three are key Process personnel who
play a significant role in refinery fire emergencies. They are shown here with Industrial
Security Administrator Jim Brooke (standing, far right), and Fire Chief Jacinto Harms
(foreground, far left), front row: Wim Diaz, Emilio F. de Cuba, Irenlo Winterdaal. Back
row: Juan C. Hermans, Errol E. Brown, Ronald C. Tackling, Crismillano Schwengle, and
Benny Alders (see insert).

Silo Anthony (1), captain of the Mechanical Department team, winner of the 1977 Lago
Interdepartmental Domino Tournament, accepts the championship trophy donated by La-
go from Frits Maduro, Esso Club Director of Activities. In picture at right, Juan v/d Ble-
zen, captain of the Process team, receives the sub-championship trophy from Mateo Re-
yes, who organized the tournament The tournament was held at the Esso Club on Sun-
day, July 24. Other participating teams were from Technical, Controller's and a combi-
ned team formed by representatives of Public Affairs, Employee Relations, Security
and Marketing.

Coke Knockout Drum
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Pa motibo di su atencion y 'on
pensamento, Emiliano a contribui sig-
nificantemente na e control di polu-
cion di aire y boroto, na seguridad,
conservation di energia y na e au-
mento di utilizacion di trahador. Su
idea ta represent un otro ehempel
di e contribucionnan cu empleado-
nan ta haciendo pa mehora nos ope-

Silo Anthony (r), captain dl e team dl Me-
chanical Department, aki ta acepta e tro-
feo di Lago pa campeonato dl e Torneo

Interdepartamental di Domino for dl Frits
Maduro, director dl activldadnan pa Esso
Club. Na portret na drechi, captain dl e
team di Process Juan v/d Blezen ta rec-
bl e trofeo pa sub-campeonato dl Mateo
Reyes. E torneo a ser tenl na Esso Club
24 dl Jull.


y luJ 1977