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Title: Aruba Esso news
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Creation Date: February 1982
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Vol. 43 No. 2 February/March 1982


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2 Aruba Esso News February/March 1982

Lago Vice President Norman Schuld Honored at Farewell Party

January 28

Wei.il 11 1.

Lago President Gerry Golden
addressing management mem-
bers at Mr. Schuld's farewell party

M.P.T. Group of Lago personnel listening to Mr. Golden's speech

Mr. Schuld reminisces about his
years at Lago and expresses his
satisfaction for having been part of
the organization and wishes all the
employees the best in the future.

Norman Schuld gives a farewell kiss to his Mr. Schuld in conversation with J. Noguera
faithful secretary Mrs. Iola Tjin Tham Sjin. and E. Fingal of Employee Relations Dept.

Norman G. Schuld named Manager
Industry Outlook and Energy
Policy in Exxon, New York
Norman G. Schuld, Director and Vice President of Lago has
been named Manager Industry Outlook and Energy Policy in,
Exxon's Corporation Corporate Planning Department.
Mr. Schuld began his new assignment in New York on
February 1, 1982.
Before coming to Lago on September 1, 1980, he was General
Manager of Esso Standard Oil S.A., Ltd., Puerto Rico Division.
As a result of Mr. Schuld's new assignment the primary
responsibilities for Lago's organizational units were realigned
as follows:
Mr. G.E. Golden:
Controller's Department
Employee Relations Department
Industrial Security
Medical Department
P.R./Marketing Department
Mr. P. Nord
Mechanical Department
Process Department
Special Projects Department
Technical Department
Mr. S.R. Bengtson:
Supply Department
Long Range Planning Department

Norman Schuld exchanges ideas with Mike
Landaiche of Mechanical Department.

Norman Schuld nombra Manager
Industry Outlook and Energy
Policy na Exxon, New York
Norman G. Schuld, Director y Vice-President di Lago a wordo
nombra Manager Industry Outlook and Energy Policy in
Exxon Corporation Corporate Planning Department,
E a cuminsa su asignacion nobo na New York dia prome di
february, 1982
Prome cue a bini Lago na September 1980 Sr Schuld tabata
General Manager di Esso Standard Oil S A Ltd Puerto Rico
Como resultado di e asignacion nobo di Sr Schuld
responsabilidad primaria pa e unidadnan organrsatorio di
Lago a wordo asigna di nobo manera ta sigi
Sr. G.E. Golden
Controller's Department
Employee Relations Department
Industrial Security
Medical Department
P.R. Marketing Department
Sr P Nord
Mechanical Department
Process Department
Special Process Department
Technical Department
Sr. S.R Bengtson:
Supply Department
Longe Range Planning Department



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First Aruban Dive Rescue Specialists Trained at Lago

The four trainees, Garcia, Peters, Lelto and Marchena together with
their instructors Russell and Wenger ready to jump into the sea.
From February 15-26 Charles Russell and Doug Wenger, dive
rescue specialists and instructors at the Louisiana State
University's Firemen Training Program, conducted a
specialized Water/Dive Rescue Training Program at Lago. It
was the first program of this type to be conducted in the
Netherlands Antilles

Andres Garcia and Hendrik Peters from the Mechanical
Department and Ronald Leito and Marciano Marchena from
the Industrial Security Department underwent this intensive
training and are now fully equipped to respond to any
drowning incidents They are now certified scuba divers,
possess a Dive Rescue Specialist Certificate I and are
members of the International Association of Dive Rescue
Specialists based in Colorado, U.S.A.

For two weeks, Messrs Garcla, Peters, Leito and Marchena
had to undergo training of 12to 17hoursdaily. During thefirst
week they successfully completed an advanced open water
diving course. The second phase included underwater
accident scene response, underwater crime scene
investigation and other subjects as part of the Dive Rescue I
course. The students had to train at diving sites with
unfavorable conditions, and had to overcome many
obstacles: rough water, darkness (they dived late at night) and
other unforeseen circumstances

"We try to give them the same circumstances they could
encounter in a real situation This isn't sport diving where you
yourself decide where and when to go diving.You have to go
where the victim is in order to rescue him, and that could be in
a hazardous environment.
However, we also teach them "risk-benefit", this means they
have to evaluate the scene and determine what the risks are

Prome Arubianonan

Specialisa den Rescate den

Awa Entrena na Lago
Dia 23 pa 27 di Februan, Srs Charles Russell y Doug Wenger,
specialistanan den rescate den awa y instructornan den e
Program di Entrenamento pa Candela na Louisiana State
University, a conduci un Programa especialisa den
Entrenamento di Rescate den Awa na Lago. Esaki tabata e
prome program di e sorto aki cu a tuma lugar na Antillas
Andres Garcia y Hendrik Peters di Mechanical Department
hunto cu Ronald Leito y Marciano Marchena di Industrial
Security Department a pasa e entrenamento intensive aki y
awor ta equipa pa acudi na tur caso cu ta envolvi hogamento.

The students must have great personal motivation and be in a
good physical condition in order to take part in this training",
the instructors said.

"What is most important in our training are the techniques we
use underwater We have special equipment and techniques
to locate the victim and we teach our students how to use them
efficiently. It might only take them three minutes in the water
before they locate the person", said Charles and Doug. They
also stressed the need to teach their students the importance
of reflex action.
"You have to learn to react immediately under any
circumstances underwater. You should not think on what to
do next, you should practice until it becomes a reflex.
There is no time to waste. We teach them how to take care of
themselves, to survive while saving others".

Immediately after the victim is recovered, the resuscitation
procedures begin. "First, don't give up. The "apparently"
drowned victim may feel cold, with blue nails, dilated eyes, no
detectable pulse or heartbeat and some stiffness. However,
that doesn't necessarily mean that the person is dead," they
said. In the past, it was believed that a drowning victim would
be dead after four minutes underwater. However, the results
of a research conducted more recently show that water below
700F reduced the oxygen need of the tissues, which greatly
reduced the blood supply to the various parts of the body
while reserving the remaining blood oxygen for the brain
("mammalian diving reflex"). Because of this, the study
concluded, a victim could stay longer underwater then
expected and still remain alive.
To show the importance of putting forth an effort to save the
victim, Charles and Doug related an experience of a victim
who stayed for 45 minutes underwater and was saved. This
person recuperated without any signs of brain damage.
Another victim showed signs of life after being worked on for
three hours. "Most people are not aware of these facts, and
therefore may consider the victim dead before he really is".
In case of a drowning incident, the following procedure
should be followed:
1. Attempt to aid the victim in the water by whatever means
available floatablee object, line, etc.). However, if a person is
not properly trained in water rescue techniques, he is not
recommended to enter the water to render aid.
2. If there are others in the area, designate someone else to
notify Lago Security immediately (tel. 2222).
3. Remain at the scene td provide necessary information to
Security and Rescue personnel.

Messrs. Garcia, Peters, Leito and Marchena have been on the
city pager system since last February 26 to ensure a 24-hour
response capability. The new skills of this team will hopefully
not be needed, but if any emergency does arise Lago now has
the capability to deal with it.

Nan a bira buceadornan diploma, nan tin un Certificado I di
Specialista den Rescate den Awa y nan ta miembro di e
Asociacion Internacional di Specialistanan den Rescate den
Awa cu ta estableci na Colorado, U.S.A.
Durante dos siman, Srs. Garcia, Peters, Leito y Marchena hopi
biaha mester a entrena entire 12 17 ora pa dia. Durante e
prome siman nan a complete exitosamente un curso avansa di
buceamento den laman. E segundo fase, cual a tuma lugar
den di dos siman, a inclui reactionn den caso di accident den
awa", investigationn den caso di crimen den awa" y otro
topiconan como part di e curso di Rescate den Awa I.
E studiantenan mester a entrena na lugarnan di buceamento
cu condicionnan desfavorabel, y nan mester a vence hopi
obstaculonan: laman bruto, scuridad (nan tabata bucea
anochi laat) y otro circumstancianan imprevisto. "Nos ta
purba di pone nan den e mesun circumstancianan cu nan lo
por encontra den un situation real. Esaki no ta buceamento
como deported na unda bo mesta dicidi na unda y ki ora bo kier
bai bucea. Bo mester bai na unda e victim ta si bo kiersalbele,
Ta continue nba pag. 8

February/March 1982


February/March 1982

Seawise Giant moors at Reefberth


Seawise Giant entering Reefberth with the assistance of tugs,
"Niemue", "Esso Oranjestad", "Esso San Nicolaas" and "Djogogo

The Seawise Giant, the world's largest tanker was moored on
January 27, 1982 at Lago's Reefberth II

The 565 DWT Seawise Giant, built in Japan in 1979, has been
enlarged into a tanker 1504 feet long, 225 feet wide and 97 feet
deep. This massive operation involved cutting the already
huge tanker (420.000 DWT) into two and inserting a specially
built midbody 81.45 feet long and boosting the size by over
140.000 DWT, itself the equivalent of a good-sized tanker.

The Seawise Giant carries a crew of 36 and is highly
automated. Its engine room can be operated with computer
controlled and remote control equipment in operation,
including a T.V. engine room monitor in the chief engineer's
There are 49 cargo oil tanks including two slop tanks. Main
navigation aids. include Satellite System, Data Bridge and
collision avoidance system. A special feature on the deck is a
massive box girder extending over the new midbody and
beyond each end for additional strengthening
The welded joints down the sides of the hull where the
midbody was joined to the fore and aft bodies are hardly

Tinchi Semeleer and
the Captain of Sea-
wise Giant are
checking the posl-
tion of the ship prior
s to docking.
The big ship required special docking operations with the
assistance of Lago's tugs: "Esso Oranjestad" captained by
Bito Semeleer and "Esso San Nicolas" under command of
Wiwi Maduro. Two leased tugs also assisted in this operation.
The Seawise Giant was piloted during docking by Tinchi
Semeleer of Process Oil Movements The Oil Movements
Terminal personnel who assisted at Reefberth II were
Piermaster Pedro Quant and a mobile gang. Because of its
length, the vessel required extra mooring, ten forward and ten

Its cargo of almost 4 million barrels was discharged in about
74 hours. The average discharge rate was 54000 barrels per
hour. However during 12 hours the discharge rate peaked as
high as 110,000 barrels per hour. 9 shore tanks were provided
to receive the Seawise Giant cargo. Each tank with a total
capacity of 530,000 barrels

Miembronan di e mobile gang ta marando Seawise Giant na

Seawise Giant a mara

na Reefberth

Seawise Giant, e tankero mas grand di mundo, ta mara na
Reefberth II di Lago dia 27 di lanuarl, 1982

Seawise Giant di 565.000 tonelada peso morto a wordo
construe na Japon na 1979 y a wordo convert den un tankero
di 1504 pia largo, 225 pia hancho y 97 pia hundo. Pa e
operation masivo aki e tankero cu ya tabata grand (420 000
tonelada peso morto) caba a wordo corta den dos y un pida
specialmente construe di 81.45 pia largo a wordo hinca mei
mei di e bapor y a aumenta esaki cu 140 000 tonelada peso
morto cu ariba su mes ta equivalent na un tankero grand

E Seawise Giant tin 36 tripulante a bordo y e ta hopi
automatisa E "engine room" por wordo opera cu control di
computer y equiponan di control remote den operation
incluyendo un monitor di TV. di e compartimento dr
machinnan den e kambernan di e ingeniero hefe

Tin 49 tankinan di carga di zeta incluyendo dos slop tanks E
ayudonan principal di navegacion ta inclui Satellite System,
Data Bridge y un system pa evita boxmento Un part special
nba e deck ta un extencion masivo di hero cu ta core rlba ful e
parti mei mei nobo y patras di cada banda pa reenforsa esaki
E conecclon gewelder abao na cada banda di e curpa unda e
parti mei mei a wordo gejoin pa popa y proa casi no ta wordo
Pa mara e bapor grand aki tabata tin mesterdi operacionnan
special cu asistencia di e remolcadornan di Lago "Esso
Oranjestad" cu capitan Bito Semeleer y "Esso San Nicolas"
bao comando di Wiwi Maduro Dosremolcadorgehuurtambe
a asisti na e operacronnan aki Tinchi Semeleer di Process -
Oil Movements a manobra e Seawise Giant ora di drenta haaf

E personal di Oil Movements Terminal cu a asisti na Reefberth
II tabata Piermaster Pedro Quant y un mobile gang. Pa via di
su largura e bapor tabata tin mester di extra cabuya. 10 na
popa y 10 proa.
Su carga di casi 4 mlyon di baril a wordo descargaden 74ora
E descarga promedro tabata di 54000 barrel pa ora Aunque
durante 12 ora a wordo descarga na un record di 110,000 barrni
pa ora. 9 tanki a tuma e carga di Seawise Giant. Cada tank cu
un capacidad total di 530.000 barril.


Aruba Esso News


February/March 1982 Aruba Esso News 5


di Montezuma" representando dedicacion,

entusiasmo di miembronan di Esso Club

Den e Parada Grandi di Carnaval di Aruba, e diosnan di
Montezuma, e serpientenan di dos cabez y e bruhanan, tur a
topa pa forma part di e grupo di carnaval di Esso Club Y e
anja aki atrobe Esso Club a conquista e premlo come Grupo
di Anja 1982

Mirando e carosanan y otro diferente "road-, body-, y
headpieces", e trajenan y e flotanan di e "Reino di
Montezuma" un hende ta puntra su mes cuanto tempo y
dedicacion e diseno y construction lo a tuma "Den nos
Carnaval nos ta mira trahenan bunita, pero lo ke nos ta weita
ya a wordo temina y bunita decora Tur trabao di e
preparatorio a ser logra cu e ayudo voluntano di algun
miembro E personanan mas envolvi den nan tempo libercue
trabao di construction y diseno tabata Nico Quant, Dolf
Robles de Medina, Joe van der Linden, Tico Maduro, Angelo
Geerman y mi mes", asina Frits Maduro a comenta,

E comienso di e trabao ta ora cu e Comite di Carnaval di Club
escoge un idea y transform den un tema. Cu imagination y
conosimiento e disejonan pa disfraz y carosa ta ser crea. Ta
traha un muestra di e disfraz y ta calcula e cost total di e


Frits Maduro,

Jo v/d Linden, Nico Quandt y Rosa Geerman ta weldoe

proyecto y despues ta cuminsa cu trabaonan cu ta exigi hopi
tempo: construction y decorashon di ture disfraznan na Esso
Club "Nos ta organize dos grupo, un pa traha ariba
construction y e otro ariba decorashon. Nan ta trahadornan
cu experiencia y dedica. Si no tabata pa nan, Esso Club lo no
por a present un grupo di calidad asina halto, bon diseho y
organisa" Doy Genser, Vice-Presidente di Club a bisa. Pesey
ta comprendible cu e anja aki y na 1981 ("Peacock Fantasy")
Esso Club a recibi e premio di Grupo di Anja.
Mientras cu e Comite ta control e presupuesto y e tempo di
preparashon, nan mester busca cosedor, cumpra cuminda y
bebida, alquila equipo pa lastra e carosa y e banda, busca
transportation pa e different piezanan y much mas.

Den un luna di tempo e trahadornan voluntario a complete e
disfraznan pa e 225 participantenan den e grupo di Esso Club.
Ovi Croes, Gerentedi Club, no pora menciona nomberdi ture
personanan cu a contribui pasobra tabatin hopi cu tabata
envolvi di un manera of otro. Tur hende a traha duro pa logra
local center e comunidad Arubano a gosa den e Parada
Grandi, y nan mester sinti orgujo y gran satisfaccion pa e
trabao magnifico cu nan a crea cu entusiasmo y dedicashon.

Angelo Geerman, Marcelo SIIvlo y John Simon finallsando un dl e

"Kingdom of Montezuma" represents dedication,

enthusiasm of Esso Club Members

The gods of Montezuma, the double-headed snakes and the
witches have all joined in the Aruba Grand Carnival Parade as
part of the Esso Club carnival group. And again this year Esso
Club conquered the prize as the Group of the Year 1982.

By just glancing at the many road-, body-and head pieces, the
costumes and the floats of "The Kingdom of Montezuma", one
is amazed by the amount of time and dedication spent on their
design and construction "We see beautiful costumes in our
Carnival, but what we see has been completed and beautifully
decorated All the work behind the scenes has been
accomplished through voluntary work by some members. The
persons who were more involved in their free time with the
construction and design were Nico Quant, Dolf Robles de
Medina, Joe van der Linden, Tico Maduro, Angelo Geerman
and myself", Frits Maduro commented.

It all starts with an idea that is developed into a theme by the
Club's Carnival Committee. Imagination starts running and
designs are created for the costumes and floats. A sample of
the costume is made and a music band contacted to calculate
the total cost of the project.
And then the time consuming work starts: construction and

decoration of all costumes at the Esso Club. "Two groups are
set up, one to work on the frame the other on the decoration.
They are experienced and dedicated workers and if it wasn't
for them, the Esso Club would not be able to present such a
high quality of well designed and well created group",
commented Doy Genser, vice chairman of the Club. No
wonder the Esso Club received prizes as the Group of the
Year. This year and in 1981 ("Peacock Fantasy").

While the committee controls the schedule and the budget,
they have to contact the seamstresses, purchase the food and
beverages, rent heavy equipment to pull the float and to seat
the band, and arrange for the transportation of the body and
road pieces and much more.
In a month's time the volunteer workers completed the pieces
for the 225 Esso Club participants in the parade.
Ovi Croes, Club Manager, finds it difficult to mention the
names of contributing persons since so many were involved in
one way or another. Everyone worked hard to accomplish
what the entire Aruban community enjoyed in the Grand
Parade, and they should draw a great deal of satisfaction and
pride from the magnificent work they created by their
enthusiasm and dedication.


February/March 1982

Equipment Inspectors: The Doctors of the Refinery

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D.P. Mendes and F.A. Sota using a boroscope
to inspect the internal condition of tubes in a
waste heat Boiler at SIAR.

Visual inspection by A. Tromp of HK-40 furnace
tubes of H2AR at approximately 30 feet high.

R. Amaya concentrating on condition observed
In steam drum of boiler No. 7.

Most major refineries such as Lago nave an equipment
inspection function which has the responsibility for
conducting inspection and maintaining records on operating
equipment to assure safe, reliable and economic operation of
the installations. Like doctors, the inspectors examine,
record, and recommend procedure to prevent trouble.
At Lago the Equipment Inspection Section (E.I.S.) has the
responsibility for inspecting all equipment, with the exception
of rotating, electrical, and instrumentation equipment,
ranging from the major operating units to playground
facilities. The E.I.S., a section of the Technical Department,
Operations Support Division, is headed by a supervising
engineer who supervises two groups consisting of seventeen
inspectors. Two group heads direct the daily activities of the
groups. Additionally an outside contracting firm, employing
technicians, supports the E.I.S, with non-destructive testing
(NDT) assistance.
The inspector's prime function is to predict and monitor
equipment corrosion or deterioration so as to avoid
unscheduled unit shutdowns an unexpected equipment
failures which can be costly in terms of lost production and
replacement. To accomplish this function he has at his
disposition equipment history data, and the services of the
NDT technicians who obtain necessary thickness
measurements to assist him in establishing accurately when
to retire or replace defective equipment. The NDT
technician's main job is to measure, radiograph, or probe
equipment or areas of equipment such as towers, drums
furnace tubes, piping, etc. and to submit information obtained
to the inspector for evaluation.
The major portion of the inspector's work involves reviewing
of equipment past records to prepare preliminary work
requests and repair lists for turning around primary units,
harbor installations and tanks. Before preparing a typical list
for eventual inclusion in a package, which also may contain
equipment sketches and miscellaneous drawings, he
conducts an onstream inspection of the particular facility,
noting defective and corroded components and obtaining
thickness data. The completed package is submitted to the
Mechanical Department for execution of the work contained
in it. During turnarounds he inspects the equipment, submits
recommendations for additional repairs and renewals,
attends turnaround meetings, ad documents findings. After
the turnaround he issues a report highlighting the major
turnaround accomplishments and anticipated major future
repairs and material requirements.
An inspector spends much time in collecting and recording
equipment historical data for monitoring equipment
deterioration. To further enhance E.I.S. data storage and
retrieval capabilities Lago has been implementing a computer
based system called Fixed Equipment Records System
This system is being instituted at the same time by most Exxon
U.S.A. refineries. The system is designed to maintain a
computer data base of inspection data forall fixed (stationary)
equipment in the refinery. Once data input is completed, the


A. Tromp inspecting waste heat boiler at
H2AR for corrosion and cleanliness prior to
calling the Government boiler inspector.

I /I
G. Brion and D.P.
analyzer at H2 plan
the C-1/2 MO pipi
proper welding mat

system will improve the efficiency of evaluating equipment
performance and condition. It will also improve the planning
of preventive maintenance activities

The inspector dedicates a portion of his time to advising
others on corrosion and materials of construction related
matters Also, he conducts minor investigations involving
material and equipment failures and both short and long
duration testing of materials and products, such as
refractories and paints, with the objective of evaluating their
performance and recommending their adoption for refinery
One of the important aspects of the inspector's job is his
safety and the safety of the people with whom he works
Safety is emphasized to such a degree that Lago's E I S has
had an impressive safety record, working for over thirty years
without a disabling injury.
The term "inspector" as applied to equipment inspection in an
oil refinery means an individual that has specialized skills,
developed and acquired through training and deversified
experience. The inspector must be competent in the use of
specialized tools and instruments utilized for measurements
and testing Some of the instruments used by E I S include
hardness testers, a corrosometer, the cathodic protection
meter, netrasonic thickness gauges, and radiographic
equipment. He must be familiar with the different standards,
specifications, and codes used in the petroleum industry He
must be physically fit to climb high places and enter

The E.I.S. has a laboratory in the Mechanical Shop Building
for conducting investigation and testing of materials and
failure analysis. The lab is equipped with a hydraulic
tensile/compression testing machine, a Rockwell hardness
tester, and equipment for polishing metal samples for micro-
structural examination (Continued on page 81


Aruba Esso News

-February/March 1982 Aruba Esso News 7

Inspectornan di Equipo: E Docternan di e Refineria

inspector A.R. Velasquez ultrasonically (UT) EIS Mechanical Shop inspector I.P. Vrolijk
checkingg the wall thickness of 24" pipeline at compressing a concrete cylinder on the Tinus
2S-5. The instrument in use is USM-2 Kraut- Olsen machine.

Our welding inspector L.A. Connor
checking the hardness of a C-1/2 Moweld
at H2AR using the minibrlneller hardness

Boiler inspector R. Amaya visually
Inspecting welds of wall tubes In No. 7
Tossi boiler.

nerianan grand manera Lago tin un function
di equipo cu tin e responsabilidad pa
nee datonan pa uso die equipo paasegura un

operation sigur, confiabel y economic di e instalacionnan
Mescos cu docternan e inspectornan ta examine, nota y
recomenda proceduranan pa evita problema.
Na Lago e Equipment Inspection Section (E.I.S) tin e
responsabilidad pa inspecciona tur equipo cu excepcion di
equiponan rotativo, electric y instrumentario. Hefe di E I.S,
un secclon di Operations Support Division di Departamento
Technico, ta un Supervising Engineer cu mester supervise
dos grupo consistlendo di 17 inspectornan
Tin dos hefe di grupo cu ta guia e actividadnan diario di e
gruponan. Adicionalmente un firma contrata di pafo di
compania, cu ta emplea techniconan, ta asisti e E I.S den
testnan (NOT) unda materialnan no ta wordo destrui.
E function primarna di e inspector ta pa predeci y control e
corusion of deterioracion di e equipo di tal manera pa evita cu
e plantanan mester wordo baha sin ta plane y fayonan
inespera den equipo loke por ta costoso door di perdida den
production y door cu nan mester wordocambia. Pacumpli cu
su function etin na su disposition informacionnanencuantoe
historic di e equipo ye servicionan di NDT techniconan cu ta
hanja e medidanan di e densidad necesario loke ta yudele
determine precisamente ki ora mester retira of cambia e
equipo defective
E trabow principal di e techniconan NDT ta pa midi, haci
radiografia of control e equipo of areanan di equipo manera
columnanan, tambornan, tubonan di forno, tuberia, etc. pa
entrega e information obteni na e inspector pa evaluacion.
E mayor part di e trabow di e inspector ta consist di revisa e
datonan di pasado die equipo pa prepare peticion pa trabow
preliminaro y listanan di reparacion pa "turnaround" di e
unidadnan primarlo, instalacionnan di haaf y tankinan.
Prome cu prepare un lista tipico pa eventualmente incluye
den un pakete cu tambe ta contene e sketchnan y mapanan di



e equipo eta haci un inspection die facilidad en particular ei
durante operation unda e ta nota e componentenan
defectuoso y corompi y tambe e ta hanja e datonan encuanto
e densidad di e componentenan. E pakete complete ta wordo
entrega na Departamento Mechanico pa ehecucion di e
trabow cu esaki ta contene.

Durante di e turnaroundnan e inspector ta inspecciona e
equipo, hasi recomendacion pa reparacion adicional y
renovacion, e ta atende e reunionnan di turnaround ye list di
funcionamento. Despues di e turnaround e ta hasi un report
cu e puntonan saliente cu a wordo logra den e turnaround
grand y e ta anticipa riba e reparacionnan important den
future y exigencianan di material.
Un inspector ta gasta hopi tempo pa colecta y nota e datonan
historic di e equiponan pa por constata e deterioriacion di e
equipo. Pa mehora mas e coleccion y e deposit di e
informacionnan y e capacidadnan pa recobra esaki Lago a
introduce un system basa riba computer yama "Fixed
Equipment Records System (FERS)".
E sistema aki a wordo introduce na e mes tempo den mayoria
di e refinerianan di Exxon na Estados Unidos. E sistema a
wordo disenja pa mantene datonan riba computer basa riba
informacionnan di inspection paturequipocutamobibelden
e refineria. Una bez cu tur e informacionnan a wordo hinca
den computer e sistema lo mehora e eficiencia di evalua cone
equipo ta funciona y tambe su condition. Tambe e lo mehora
e planlficacion di e actividadnan preventive di mantencion.

E inspector ta dedica un parti di su tempo pa aconseha
otronan riba corusion y materialnan cu ta relaciona cu
construction. Tambe e ta conduci investigacionnan menor
riba e fayonan di material y equipo y tambe e testnan di e
duracion largo of cortico di e materialnan y productonan,
manera refractories y verfnan cu e objetivo pa evalua nan
.resistencia y haci recomendacion pa uso den refineria.

Un di e aspectonan important di e trabow die inspectorta su
seguridad ye seguridad di e hendenan cue ta traha cunele. Ta
wordo poni asina tanto enfasis ariba seguridad cu e E.I.S. di
Lago tin un record di seguridad masha impresionante, ya cu
nan ta traha 30 anja caba sin accident cu a causa danjo.

E number "inspector" manera ta wordo usa pa inspection di e
equipo den un refineria di petroleo kier meen un persona cu
tin habilidadnan special desaroya, adquiri door di
entrenamento y un experiencia amplio. E inspector mester ta
competent den e uso di instrumentonan specialist cu ta
wordo usa pa midi y test. Tin algun di e instrumentnan cu
E.I.S. ta usa cu ta inclui un "hardness tester", un
"corrosmeter", un Cathodic "protection meter", "netrasonic
thickness gauges" y un equipo di radiografia.
E mester conoce diferente standardnan, specificacionan y
"codes" cu ta wordo usa den e industrial petrolera. E mesterta
fisicamente fit pa subi riba lugarnan halto y drenta e
equiponan. (Continua na pagina 81

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Luls AnJle
Construction Manager
Special Projects Department

Editor: Mr. M. Kelly-Buckley
Assistant Editor: Mrs. M. Jansen-Feliclano
Printer: V.A.D.

Lago Scholarship Foundation
Application Forms Now Available

The Lago Scholarship Foundation will award a number
of scholarship grants again this year. Students
completing VWO, HAVO or MTS, and those already in
College will be considered. The majority of grants will
be for Technical studies.

Application forms are now available in Room 165,
General Office Building, and with the Security Guard in
the Main Office Lobby.
These forms will be available until March 31, and should
be returned not later than April 2, 1982.

Equipment Inspectors ... (Continued from page 6)

In order to perform ano progress in their work, inspectors
attend specially tailored courses in the techniques and
application of welding, paints and plastics, refractories, and
non-destructive testing, in the use of the various Exxon, Lago,
and industry standards and specifications, and in the
principles of metallurgy and corrosion. These courses are
held at Lago and Exxon U.S. affiliates. The inspectors go
about their daily work inspecting equipment to detect flaws to
minimize hazardous conditions and to keep the refinery on
stream. Like a doctor handles a patient, it is better to examine
and check trouble before it occurs.

I Inspectornan di Equipo ...

(Continua di pagina 7)

E.I.S. tin un laboratorio den e edificio di Mechanical Shop pa
conduci e investigacionnan y pa test e materialnan y e
analysis di fayo. E laboratorio ta equipa cu un "hydraulic
tensile/compressing testing machine", un "Rockwell
hardness tester" y equiponan pa pull e pidanan di metal pa e
examination micro-structural.

Pa por eherce y progress den nan trabaow e inspectornan ta
atende cursonan special riba e technicanan y aplicacion di
welder, verfnan y plasticonan "refractories" y testnan cu no ta
destrui material den e uso di diferente standardnan y
specificacionnan di Exxon, Lago y di industrial tambe den e
principionan di metallurgia y corusion. E cursonan aki ta
wordo duna na Lago y na e afiliadonan di Exxon.
E trabow diario di e inspectornan ta pa inspection equiponan,
detect fayonan y minimalisa e condicionnan peligroso y pa
mantene e refineria den operation.
Mescos cu un doctor ta examine un paciente, ta mihor pa
examine y control e problema prome cu e pasa.

February/March 1982

Alejanaro Tromp
Senior Technician
Technical EIS.

Raymond Dowling
Special Projects


Prome Arubianonan . (Contnua di pagma 3)
y esey lo por ta den un lugar peligroso. Sinembargo, nos ta
sinja nan "beneficio di risico" tambe. Esaki ta nifica cu nan
mester evalua un caso y determine kiko e risiconan ta
E studiantenan mester tin un motivacion personal hopi grand
y nan mester ta den un bon condition fisico pa nan por
participa den e entrenamento aki", e instructornan a bisa
"Locual ta masha important di nos entrenamento ta e
technicanan cu nos ta usa bao awa Nos tin equiponan y
technicanan especial pa localisa e victim y nos ta instrui nos
studiantenan con pa usanan eficientemente Quizas nan lo
tuma solamente tres minuut den awa prome cu nan localsa e
persona", Charles y Doug a bisa Tambe nan a enfatisa e
necesidad pa sinja nan studiantenan e importancia di "reflex"
"Bo mester sinja reacciona mmediatamente bao tur
circumstancia bao awa Bo no mester pensa ariba local
mester word hasi, bo master practikele teora e bira un reflex
No tin tempo di perde Nos ta sinlanan con pa cuida nan mes
pa sobrebibi salbando otronan
Inmediatamente despues cu e curpa word recobra, e
proceduranan di resucitacion ta cuminsa "Primeramente no
perde speransa. Quizas e victim cu "aparentemente" a hoga
por ta frieuw, cu hunjanan blauw, wowonan hincha y sin cu bo
por sinti su pulso of curason y un poco stijf
Sinembargo, esey no kier meen necesaramente cu e persona
ey a muri," nan a bisa. Den pasado tabata word opina cu e
victim cu ta hogando lo murl despues di cuatro minuut bao
awa Sinembargo, e resultadonan di un experiment
cientifico conduct reclentemente a mustra cu awa menos di
700F ta reduce e necesidad di oxigeno di e celnan, local ta
reduci e cantidad di sanger cu ta bai pa dlferente partinan di e
curpa mientras cu e resto di oxigeno ta ser reserve pa e
cerebro ("mammalian diving reflex") Pa e motibo aki, e
studio a conclui, un victim por keda pa mas cu cuatro
minuut bao awa y toch keda bibo
Pa demostra e importancia di hasi un esfuerzo pa salba e
victim, Charles y Doug a relata un experiencia di un victim
cu a keda 45 minuut bao awa y cu a word salba
E persona aki a recupera sin ningun senja di danjo celebral
Un otro victim a mustra senja di bidatedespuescu un hende
a traha ariba dje durante tres ora Mayoria di hendenan no ta
na altura di e hechonan aki y pesey nan por consider un
hende morto prome cu en realidad e ta morto.
En caso di un incident di hogamento, e siguiente
proceduranan mester word sigi
1. Purba yuda e victim cu cualquier medionan disponibel
(un obheto flotante. linja, etc ) Sinembargo, no ta
recomendabel pa e persona drenta awa pa yuda e victim si e
no ta apropiadamente entrena den technicanan di rescate den
2 Si tin otro hende den vecindarro, design un otro pa
notifica Segurldad di Lago inmediatamente (tel 2222)
3 Keda na e lugar pa duna e information necesarlo na
personal di Seguridad y Rescate.
Srs. Garcia, Peters, Leito y Marchena ta conecta na e "city
pager system" desde 26 d Februan pa segura un capacidad di
reaccion dr24orapadia Tadi speracu lo nobaitin mesterdie
habilidadnan nobo di e grupo aki, peroencasodi emergencia
Lago awor tin e capacidad pa tratele


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San Nicolas

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February/March 1982

smiling after coronation of Aruba's Youth Queen.


Henri Coffl enjoying the company of the Esso Club Queen.

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Lieutenant Governor Frans Figaroa congratulating
Aruba's Carnival Queen.



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