Aruba Esso news
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Creation Date: April 19, 1974
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

VOL 35 No. 8

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April 19, 1974

Thirteen Students Share Honors

As Winners in Aruba Science Fair

Island Deputy of Education Guillermo Trinidad inaugurates the Aru-
ba Science Fair exhibition at the Socledad Bollvarlana April 2.
Diputado dl Educaclon Guillermo Trinidad ta Inaugura e exhiblclon
dl Ferla Clentlfica Arubano na Socledad Boliverlana April 2.

Diez-Tres Estudiantes Ta Comparti

Premionan den Feria Cientifica

Cuarenta y ocho estudiantes
representando cinco school a
exhibi un total di 24 proyecto
den e reciente Feria Cientifica
Arubano patrocina pa Lago. E
exhibition a ser teni na Socie-
dad Bolivariana na Oranjestad
for di April 2 7.
E ceremonia di aperture, na
cual representantes di Gobierno,
Lago, e schoolnan, y un grupo
di estudiantes tabata present,
a inclui un discurso di Presiden-
te interino di Aruba Science Fair
Sr. R. Altman di Martin Luther
King School, kende a pone en-
fasis ariba e calidad di e pro-
yectonan na exhibition y e tem-
po y esfuerzo di estudiantenan
pa prepare nan. E siguiente
oradornan tabata Hefe interino
di D.O.W. Virgilio Kock y Hefe di
Telefoondienst Sr. H. J. Wesse-
ling, ambos miembros di Jurado.
Cada uno na su turno a anuncla
e ganadornan den e categoria-
nan individual y di grupo y a fe-
licita e estudiantenan pa nan in-
teres den desaroya nan talento-
nan cientifico.
Despues cu Diputado di Edu-
cacion Guillermo Trinidad a ser

yamA adilanti pa Sr. Altman pa
corta e cinta, e Feria Cientifica
Arubano a ser declare* oficial-
mente habri pa public.
Tres proyecto di grupo y tres
proyecto individual a ser otorgA
premionan pa e jurado cual a
inclui Ir. T. K. Oei, Hefe di WEB,
Dr. A. A. M. ter Rahe, Especia-
lista di Nanishi, Ores y Gargan-
(Continuf na pag. 4)

Forty-eight students represent-
ing five schools displayed a to-
tal of 24 projects in the recent
Lago-sponsored Aruba Science
Fair. The exhibition was held
at the Sociedad Bolivariana Club
in Oranjestad from April 2 7.
The opening ceremony, which
was attended by representatives
of the Government, Lago, the
schools, and a group of stu-
dents, included a speech by act-
ing Aruba Science Fair Chair-
man R. Altman of the Martin Lu-
ther King School, who stressed
the quality of the projects on
display and the students' time
and efforts in preparing them.
The next speakers were Acting
Head of the Public Works De-
partment Virgilio Kock and Head
of the Telephone Department H.
J. Wesseling, both jury mem-
bers. Each took turns to announ-
ce the winners in the individual

and group categories and con-
gratulated the students for their
interest in developing their
scientific talents.
After Island Deputy of Educa-
tion Guillermo Trinidad was call-
ed upon by Mr. Altman to cut
the ribbon, the Aruba Science
Fair was officially declared open
to the public.
Three group projects and
three individual projects were
awarded prizes by the jury which
included Ir. T. K. Oei, Head of
the Government's Public Utili-
ties, Dr. A. A. M. ter Rahe, Ear,
Nose and Throat Specialist, in
addition to Messrs. Kock and
Wesseling. The criteria and point
system used in judging the pro-
jects emphasized creativity and
scientific knowledge of the sub-
(Continued on page 5)

Bearing A wor Ta Dura Mucho Mas

Usando Lubricacion "Oil Mist"

Varios di e ultimo desaroyo-
nan den tecnologia pa alarga
bida di equipo ta den uso na La-
go. Un reciente desaroyo ta e

Fuel Gas Under Pressure in Spheres

Now Controlled by Butane Vaporizer

Over the past decade several
typical Lago landmarks have
vanished from the refinery scene
to make room for modern facili-
ties. As new structures gradually
arose on the refinery skyline, old
and obsolete units disappeared
to tranform the Company into
the more streamlined and so-
phisticated oil industry it is now.
One particular, familiar sight
in the tankfarms which is also
doomed to pass into history are
four fuel gas spheres, numbered
196-199, located southwest of
the Lago Heights Gate. These

57-ft. in diameter globes, or
"footballs" as they have been
referred to by island residents
and visitors alike, for years stood
out among other tanks because
of their unusual shape. Now,
because of deterioration and to
keep up with modern standards,
the time has come for them to
Built in 1929, these spheres
served as reservoirs to maintain
fuel gas from the Fuel Gas
Scrubber Unit under pressure
for the refinery furnaces. After
(Continued on page 2)

"lubricacion cu oil mist" meho-
ri pa bearing di pompnan, mo-
tornan y turbina chiquito cual ta
draai na velocidad te 3600 revo-
lucion pa minute. Ademas di ta
wants e peso di e rotornan, e
bearing master soporta vibra-
cionnan, cayente y miliones di
revolution di e as den solamen-
te un dia di operation.
E sistema nobo di lubricacion
ta percura pa e bearing ta ha-
ya un fluho suave y constant di
azeta limpi y na temperature
abao, mientras presion di aire
di refineria y generadoman di oil
mist ta ser usa.
E sistema nobo di lubricacion
pa promer bez a ser instalA ari-
ba 2200 pompnan, motornan y
turbina chiquito den henter refl-
neria desde 1971. E resultado-
nan despues di tres anja di ope-
racion tabata masha satisfacto-
(ContinuA na pag. 7)


Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
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Editor: A. Werleman Co-Editor: Miss L 1. de Lange
Photographer : J. M. de Cuba
Printed by: Verenlgde AntIlllanse Drukkerijen N.V.

Safety Hat Usa Awendia Ta Bini

Di Helm di Bataya den Pasado

E "sombr6 duro" ta un bista
familiar awendia rond di cual-
kler lugar di construction, sitio-
nan caminda tin trabaonan di
drilmento of den mina y den re-
fineria. Pero bistimento di
"helm" na trabao ta un costum-
ber comparativamente nobo.

Como un equipo protective
durante guerra, su historic ta
bay bek te na e Personan y qui-
zas hasta promer cu esey.

Pero tabata te despues di pro-
mer Guerra Mundial cu E. Bul-
lard di San Francisco a traha e
promer sombr6 duro un som-
br6 pa resist golpi pa ser usA
den industrial. Tabata te na an-
janan 1930, sinembargo, cu el a
cuminza ser realmente accept
door di e firmanan grand di fa-
bricacion y construction.

Awendia, bistimento di un
sombre di seguridad ta e mehor
protection pa cabez y ta un exi-
gencia den lugarnan di refineria
manera di nos.
Sinembargo, e promer regia-

mento den historic cu referen-
cia na sombr6 di seguridad na
trabao a ser duna aproximada-
mente 400 anja past. Dome-
nico Fontana, encargC cu move-
mento di e Obelisko dilanti di e
Catedral di San Pedro na Roma,
a duna orden pa tur trahador bis-
ti helm di bataya.

Raymond F. Laurence (r), Chief Construction Coordinator in Process-
HDS Division, is congratulated by President J. M. Ballenger who
hands him his 30-year service award on his anniversary April 10.
Raymond F. Laurence (dr), Chief Construction Coordinator den Pro-
cess- HDS Division, ta ser felicita aki door dl President J. M. Bal-
longer kende ta entreguele su emblem di 30 anja di serviclo arlba
su aniversarlo April 10.

Fuel Gas Pressure Under New

(Continued from page 1)
careful study by Lago engineers
for the past two years, they have
now been replaced by a new
automated fuel gas system at
FGS. This system involves two
butane vaporizers which vapor-
ize liquid butane from butane
spheres 708 and 709 at 45 psig
(pressure per square inch
gauge) into the fuel gas system
to maintain the fuel gas press-
Because of continuous vapori-
zation of butane after PCAR was
shut down, a spare butane va-
porizer and adequate pumps
were required. This changeover
also required several new

pieces of equipment, such as
control valves, pressure and le-
vel controllers and flow and tem-
perature instruments to automa-
tically maintain a constant fuel
gas pressure throughout the re-

After the system was put into
operation on April 1, 1973, the
reliability of this modified fuel
gas system was reviewed and
stability tests were conducted
first with two, then one and sub-
sequently no spheres in service.
After its operability was insured
and various potential problem
areas were corrected, the fuel
gas system is now working sa-

Present Safety

Control I
tisfactorily without the spheres.
In charge of the design work
for this system was Charles A.
Richardson, a chemical engineer
in Technical Light Hydrocar-
bons/Offsites. During the stabi-
lity tests he was assisted by
Jerry W. Jackson, Supervising
Engineer in Mechanical Engin-
eering's I. & E. E. Section.

Now that the fuel gas spheres
do not serve their purpose any
more, they are being dismantled
by the Chicago Bridge & Iron
Company. Reminiscent of the
"good old days" still some se-
ven other spheres in other ser-
vices remain in the tank farm.

Hats Originate

M From Battle Helmets in the Past

Nowadays a safety hat is a "must" in the refinery area. Lago em-
ployees as well as contractor personnel wear it for protection.
Awendla un "safety hat" ta obllgatorlo den refinerla. Empleadonan
dl Lago tanto como contratlsta master blstlele pa nan protecclon.

The "hard hat" is a familiar
sight these days around any
construction, drilling or mining
site and in refineries.
But wearing a helmet at work
is a comparatively new custom
As a piece of protective equip-
ment for war, its history goes
back to the Persians and possi-
bly earlier. It wasn't until after
World War I that E. Bullard of
San Francisco made the first
hard hat a hard-boiled hat -
to be used in industry. It wasn't
until the 1930's, however, that it

really began to be accepted by
the largest manufacturers and
construction firms. Nowadays,
wearing a hard hat is the surest
head protection and is manda-
tory in refinery areas such as
Yet, the first regulation in his-
tory with reference to headwear
while at work was issued ap-
proximately 400 years ago. Do-
menico Fontana, in charge of
the moving of the Obelisk in
front of St. Peter's Cathedral in
Rome, ordered all workmen to
wear battle helmets.


April 19, 1974

f" ,

30-Year Service Awards

April 1974

Raymond F. Laurence of
Process HDS II Division be-
gan his Company career in
the Pressure Stills as a Pro-
cess Helper "D" on April 10,
1944. Mr. Laurence gradually
advanced through the posi-
tions of Fireman, Houseman
and Levelman to Assistant
Operator in 1950, and to Ope-
rator in 1952.
In 1962, he became an As-
sistant Shift Foreman in Pro-
cess Cracking & Light Ends
Division. From 1964 to 1968
he worked as a Shift Fore-
man in the Refining Division,
where he advanced to Main-
tenance Coordinator in 1969.
Presently assigned to the
HDS-II facilities as Chief Con-
struction Coordinator, Mr.
Laurence celebrated his 30th
service anniversary on April
10, 1974.

John M. Halley of Mechan-
nical- Materials Division be-
gan his company employment
as a Messenger "B" in the
Marine Office on April 28,
1944. He subsequently work-
ed as an Office Boy, Ap-
prentice Typist and in the va-
rious clerical categories be-
fore transferring to the Ship-
yard as a Machinist Helper
"B" in 1950.
In 1955, after working one
year as a Carpenter Helper
"B" in Mechanical Scaffold-
ing, he moved to the Store-
house as a Jr. Clerical Trai-
nee "A". In 1957 he was as-
signed as a File Clerk in this
section, until 1966 when he
was named an Office Servi-
ces Clerk 2 in Mechanical-
Materials. Mr. Halley will ce-
lebrate his 30th service anni-
versary on April 28, 1974.

Jacobo Maduro of Mecha-
nical- Construction & Turn-
around/Facilities, joined Lago

on April 28, 1944 as a Mes-
senger "B" in the Electrical
Section. Here he worked as
an Apprentice Typist "C" and
later as a Laborer until 1950
when he advanced to Electri-
cian Helper "B".
Mr. Maduro subsequently
progressed in the various
Electrician categories until
1956 when he became an
Electrician "A". This title was
changed to Equipment Tra-
desman "A" Electrical in
Mr. Maduro, who on va-
rious occasions acted in the
position of Area Supervisor
since 1966, is presently an
Acting Mechanical Supervisor
in Mechanical Construction
& Turnaround/Facilities Divi-
sion. He will observe his
30th service anniversary on
April 28, 1974.

Francisco Romero of Pro-
cess Utilities, Powerhouses,
originally began as a Process
Helper "D" in the Powerhou-
ses on October 21, 1943. Mr.
Romero worked his way up
to Controlman in 1946 and to
Assistant Operator two years
later. In 1953, he became an
Operator in the Utilities Divi-
sion, where on several occa-
sions he acted in the posi-
tion of Shiftbreaker Shift
Foreman before his promo-
tion to Shift Foreman in 1973.
Mr. Romero, who had two
breaks in service due to dis-
ability, will observe his 30th
service anniversary on April
30, 1974.

25-Year Service
Simplicio Boekhouwer -
James R. Gibbs -

Victorlano R. Henrlquez -

Raymond F. Laurence di
Process HDS II Division a
cuminza su carrera cu Com-
pia den Pressure Stills como
Process Helper "D" ariba
April 10, 1944. Sr. Laurence
gradualmente a avanza den
e puestonan di Fireman,
Houseman y Levelman pa As-
sistant Operator na 1950, y
pa Operator na 1952.
Na 1962, el a bira un As-
sistant Shift Foreman den
process Cracking & Light
Ends Division. For di 1964 pa
1968 el a traha como Shift
Foreman den Refining Divi-
sion, caminda el a avanza pa
Maintenance Coordinator na
Actualmente asignd den
HDS-II Division como Chief
Construction Coordinator. Sr.
Laurence a celebra su di 30
aniversario di servicio ariba
April 10, 1974.
John M. Halley di Mecha-
nical Materials Division a
cuminza su empleo cu Com-
pania como un Messenger
"B" den Marine Office ariba
April 28, 1944. Mas despues
el a traha como Office Boy,
Apprentice Typist y den va-
rios 'categoria di clerk pro-
mer cu el a transfer pa Ship-
yard como un Machinist Hel-
per "B" na 1950.
Na 1955, despues di traha
un anja como Carpenter Hel-
per "B" den Mechanical -
Scaffolding, el a muda pa
Storehouse como un Jr. Cle-
rical Trainee "A". Na 1957
el a ser asignA como File
Clerk den e seccion aki, te cu
1966 ora cu el a ser nombrh
Office Services Clerk 2 den

Watch Recipients
Mechanical Materials
Industrial Services Fire Pro-
Process-Oil Movts. Harbor Area

Mechanical Materials. Sr.
Halley lo celebra su di 30 ani-
versario di servicio arlba
April 28, 1974.
Jacobo Maduro di Mecha-
nical Construction & Turn-
around/Facilities, a join Lago
ariba April 28, 1944 como un
Messenger "B" den Electri-
cal Section. Aki el a traha
tambe como Apprentice Ty-
pist "C" y despues como un
Laborer te cu 1950 ora cu el
a avanza pa Electrician Hel-
per "B".
Sr. Maduro mas despues a
progress den e various cate-
gorianan di Electrician te na
1956 ora cu el a bira Electri-
cian "A". E titulo aki a ser
cambiA pa Equipment Trades-
man "A" Electrical na 1967.
Sr. Maduro ,kende ariba
various occasion a actua como
Area Supervisor for di 1966,
actualmente ta Mechanical
Supervisor interino den Me-
chanical Construction &
Turnaround / Facilities Divi-
sion. El lo conmemora su di
30 aniversario di servicio ari-
ba April 28, 1974.
Francisco Romero di Pro-
cess Utilities, Powerhouses,
originalmente a cuminza co-
mo un Process Helper "D"
den Powerhousenan ariba
October 21, 1943. Sr. Rome-
ro a avanza te yega na Con-
trolman na 1946 y a haya e
puesto di Assistant Operator
na 1948. Na 1953, el a ocupa
e puesto di Operator den
Utilities Division, caminda
ariba various occasion el a sc-
tua como Shiftbreaker Shift
Foreman promer cu su pro-
mocion pa Shift Foreman na
Sr. Romero, kende tabatin
dos interrupcion den su ser-
visio pa motibo di incapabi-
lidad fisico, lo record su dl
30 aniversario di servicio ari-
ba April 30, 1974.

Lago presents the popular TV series

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

every Sunday on Tele-Aruba starting at 7.30 p.m.



A il 19 1974





First prize winners in the group project are Zulay Marques,
Miriam Pourrier, Ida Lampe and Neile Dellimore who made
a maquette of their school, the John F. Kennedy Tech-
nical School in Oranjestad.

Second prize winners in the group category are here
with their domestic distillation apparatus. Tlco Ras,
Roberto Croes and Rolando Romero represented
their school Coleglo Arubano.

John Peterson, Claudio H
man are the originators <
ject which won the third
The boys are from M

13 Estudiantes Ta Comparti Premionan den Feria Cientifico Arubano

(ContinuA di pag. 1)

ta, ademas di Sres. Kock y
Wesseling. E base y e sistema
di puntuacion usA den huzga-
mento di e proyectonan a pone
6nfasis ariba creatividad y saber
cientifico di a proyecto.
E di seis feria cientifica cual
ta ser patrocind pa Lago, e Fe-
ria Cientifica Arubano pa 1974
tabata mas bao direction di
maestronan di school comparA
cu a anterior ferianan cientifica
cual tabata organize door di co-
mittnan consistiendo totalmente
di empleadonan di Lago.

Compania ta reconoce e nece-
sidad pa duna hubentud di Aru-
ba mas oportunidad pa desaro-
ya nan talentonan cientifico y
door di e feria cientifico ta tra-
ta di encurasha nan pa nan si-
gui un carrera t6cnico.

Ariba Diabierna, April 5, e ga-
nadornan a ser presentA premio-
nan den forma di certificadonan
di regalo na valor di FIs. 80 pa
FIs. 20 na Sociedad Bolivaria-
na. Ademas, cada participate
y esnan cu a contribui cu nan
esfuerzonan pa e exhibition
a recibi un regalo y certificado
di participation.


This School Community Project in SL Maarten
earned Emile Priest, Didl Wernet, Michael Peter-
son and Romano Nlcolaas a honorable mention.

j -

:1 P ,l.

Visitors at the op
bition view some

An energy conservation project, this bicycle for ten was quite
popular at the exhibition. It was made by Louis Doorenbosch
and Alfonso Koolman of the E.T.O. Tarabana.

One of the twenty-four projects on dis-
play "The Weather" by Abraham de
Veer School students.

Acting Aruba Science Fair Chair-
man R. Altman hands a gift cer-
tificate to one of the first prize
winners Ida Lampe of John F.
Kennedy School on April 5.



m -- p U -

Edwin Maduro of the Martin Luther Karen de Windt of Coleglo Arubano won
King School is second prize winner in the third prize with her project "Alcohol".
Shun Yan Cheung of Colegio Aru- the Individual category with his project
bano won the first prize In the Indi- "Movements of Plants."
vidual category with his Pythagorian

13 Students Share Honors as Winners in Aruba Science Fair

)a Science Fair Exhi-
a display. In the fore-
I refinery.


Leo de Freitas of the Martin Luther King
School earned honorable mention with his
project "Pollution."

(Continued from page 1)
The sixth science fair to be
sponsored by Lago, the 1974
Aruba Science Fair was more
under the direction of the
school teachers compared to
previous science fairs which
were organized by committees
consisting entirely of Lago em-
ployees. The Company recog-
nizes the need to give the is-

land's youth more opportunities
for developing their scientific
talents and through the science
fair tries to encourage them to
pursue a technical career.

On Friday, April 5, the winners
were presented with their prizes
in the form of gift certificates in
Sociedad Bolivariana. In addi-
tion, each participant received a
gift and a certificate.

Projects "Food from the Sea" (above) and "Solar Energy" (below)
are just two of the thirteen projects submitted by Martin Luther
King students of San Nicolas.

i"e Aruba Science Fair, winners, contact teachers, Committee mem-
"e fair judges pose here at the Socledad Bolivarlana Club on April
'I received gift certificates ranging from Fs. 80 to FIs. 20, while
chers, and committee members received gifts and certificates of

ndulfo Geer-
Srefining pro-
rup category.





AApril 19, 1974

Delegacion Parlamentario Ta Stop

II 1 1,

Na Lago Durante
Ariba Diamars, April 2, un de-
legaclon Parlamentario di como
sesenta persona a bishita Lago
durante un estadla di tres dia
na Aruba. E delegadonan, miem-
bronan di legislature di Hulanda,
Suriname y Antilles Neerlandes,
a yega na Oficina Principal pa
mas of menos 11'or di mainta
den dos bus grand.
Den Sala di Conferencia den
Oficina Principal, e bishitanan a
mira un presentation di "slides",
despues di un corto introduc-

Bishita na Aruba
cion door di President J. M. Bal-
lenger. Durante un tour di refi-
neria mas despues, e huesped-
nan tabatin oportunidad di mira i
Compania su operacionnan in-
cluyendo e facilidadnan di HDS.
Mas despues nan tabata hues-
ped di Gerencia di Lago na un
comemento na Esso Club.

E bishita parlamentario aki na,
Antillas Hulandes ta ser had
cada dos anja na un di e parti-
nan di e Reinado Neerlandes.

Parliamentary delegates arrive at the General Office Building.
Delegadonan parlamentarlo ta yega na Oficlna Principal.

Parliamentary Delegation Stops

At Lago While on Visit to Aruba

On Tuesday, April 2, a parlia-
mentary delegation of about
sixty persons visited Lago during
a three-day stay in Aruba. The
delegates, members of the legis-
latures of Holland, Suriname and
the Netherlands Antilles, arrived
at the General Office Building
around 11 a.m. in two large bus-
In Conference Room 200 of
the Main Building, the visitors
viewed a slide presentation,
given after a short introduc-

tion by President J. M. Ballen-

During a tour later of the re-
finery, the guests had the oppor-
tunity to view the Company's
operations including the HDS fa-
cilities. Afterwards they were
hosted by Lago Management at
a luncheon at the Esso Club.

This parliamentary visit to the
Netherlands Antilles is made
every two years to one part of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

President J. M. Ballenger addresses visitors in Conference Roon
200 A and B In the G.O.B. This was followed by a slide presentation
Presldente J. M. Ballenger durante discurso pa bishltantes den Sa
la dl Conferencia 200 A y B. Esakl a ser sigul pa un presentacloi
dl slides.

At the Esso Club, President J. M. Ballenger (2nd 1) and LL. Gover-
nor Jossy Tromp (at right) with Dutch delegates.
Na Esso Club, Presidents J. M. Ballenger (2ndo robez) y Gezagheb-
ber Jossy Tromp (drechl) cu delegaclon Hulandes.

Vice President Henry V. Mowell with a delegation member.
Vice Presidente Henry V. Mowell cu un mlembro dl delegaclon


April 19 1974


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April 19, 1974 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7

Bearings Now
Several of the latest develop-

!,ments in technology for length-
'ening the life of equipment are
Bain use at Lago.
rel A recent one is the improved
)e("oil mist lubrication" of bear-
nilings of pumps, motors and small
irturbines which run at speeds up
IDto 3600 revolutions per minute.
ielsn addition to supporting the
weight of rotors, the bearings
have to withstand vibrations,
heat and millions of shaft revolu-
i lions in just one day of opera-
ar This new system of lubrication
s. Provides the bearings with a
small, continuous flow of clean,
ow temperature oil while using
,efinery air pressure and oil mist

Last Much Longer by Using Oil Mist Lubrication

The new lubrication system
has first been installed on 2200
pumps, motors and small tur-
bines throughout the refinery
since 1971. The results after
three years of operation has
been very satisfactory. For ex-
ample, a motor failure rate of
15%/ for grease lubricated mo-
tors, a former Lago standard lu-
brication method, has been re-
duced to less than 1% with oil
mist lubricated motors.
The system works as follows:
Oil from a central reservoir is
pumped through a piping system
to several oil mist generators at
Lago. The generators produce
the oil mist that is blown at 20
inches of water pressure to the
(Continued on page 8)
ursl- .




n top picture, Juan Tromp makes
ist generator at Alkylation
*ant. An oil mist generator Is at
aft. Picture below shows Arman-
lo Geerman connecting fine to
notor bearing for oil mist lubri-
cation at NFAR.

lortret ariba: Juan Tromp ta
aci conecclon final pa lInja di
zeta pa generador dl oil mist
a Alky Plant. Un generador di
11 mist ta na robez. Portret
bao: Armando Geerman co-
ectando linja pa bearing dl mo-
er.)r pa lubricaclon cu oil mist
icle na NFAR.

final connection for oil line to oil


Pedro Tromp (at left) and Ramon Hodge adjusting the oil mist gene-
rator distribution pressure.
Pedro Tromp (na robez) y Ramon Hodge ahustando e preslon dl
distribution den e generator dl oil mist

(Continua di pag. 1)
rio. Por ehempel, fayo di motor
na razon di 15% pa motornan
cu ta ser lubricA cu grease,
cual ta un anterior metodo stan-
dard di lubricacion na Lago, a
ser reduce te na menos cu 1%
awor cu e motornan ta ser lubri-
cA cu mist.
E sistema ta traha manera ta
sigui: Azeta for di un reservoir
(tanki) central ta ser gepomp
door di tuberia pa various gene-
rador di oil mist na Lago. E ge-
neradornan ta produce e oil mist
cual ta ser mandA cu presion di
alre pa cashi di bearing di cada
pomp, turbina of motor. Sola-
mente presion di aire di refine-
ria ta ser usa pa opera e siste-
ma di oil mist. Cada generador
di oil mist por sirbi como 200
Tin un total di 48 generador
di oil mist y 16 reservoir den
servicio den henter refineria. E
sistema nobo di lubricacion cu
oil mist ta mehora lubricacion di
bearings y consequentemente ta
reduci fayo di bearing y mante-


cu Oil Mist
necion na un minimo.
Ademas, consumo di azeta ta
como 400/ menos compare cu
e anterior sistema di lubricacion
cu azeta liquid. n
Entrenamento den e sistema
nobo di lubricacion a ser con-
duct pa various luna usando un
programs di videotape. En total,
nuebe cien persona di Mechan-
ical y Process a cera conoci cu
e operation y ventahanan di e
sistema nobo di lubricacion.
Charlie Miannay, un Senior En-
gineering Associate den Mech-
anical su Division di Mantene-
cion y Planeamento, ta encargA
pa introduce e sistema nobo.
Ramon Hodge, un Senior En-
gineering Assistant, a haci ma-
yoria di e trabao di ingenieria
detayA y specificacion pa orders
pa mayoria parti di e sistema
nobo di oil mist den refineria. Cu
e mehoracion significant di e
lubricacion di oil mist, Lago
awor a extended bids di opera-
cion di equipo mas cu dobbel,
compare, cu various otro refine-
rianan grand.

Fuels Division operators attending a videotape training session on oil mist equipment and operation.
Operadornan dl Fuels Division ta atende entrenamento na videotape tocante sistema dl oil mist.


Fuel Gas Bao Presion den Sphere

Awor Controla pa Butane Vaporizer

Durante e ultimo decade va-
rios marca tfpico di Lago a des-
aparece for di e bista den refi-
neria pa traha lugar pa facili-
dadnan modemo. Segun es-
structuranan nobo gradualmente
a lanta ariba e horizonte di refi-
neria, unldadnan blew y anti-
cuado a desaparece pa transfor-
ma Compania den e industrial
petrolero slmplifice y modern
cual e ta awor.
Un bista familiar en particular
den e terreno pa tankinan cual
tambe ta destinA pa pass den
historic ta cuatro "sphere" of
tanki rond6 di gas combustible,
numerA di 196 pa 199, cual ta
zuidwest di e Porta na Lago
Heights. E globonan aki di 57
pia den diametro, of "futbol"
manera tanto residentenan ariba
nos Isla 'como bishitantes a ya-
ma nan, durante hopi anja a so-
bresall for di centre otro tanki-
nan pa motibo di nan formal
stranjo. Awor, pa motibo cu
nan a danja hopi y pa mantene
standardnan modemo, tempo a
yega cu nan tambe master bai.
Construl na 1929, e sphere-
nan aki a sirbi como reservoir
pa mantene gas combustible for
di Fuel Gas Scrubber Unit bao
preslon pa e fornunan den refi-

Despues di un studio cuida-
doso di ingenieronan di Lago
durante e ultimo dos anjanan,

nan awor ta ser reemplaza door
di un sistema di gas combusti-
ble nobo automatize na FGS. E
sistema aki ta involve dos vapo-
rizador di "butane" cual ta vapo-
riza butane liquid for di sphere-
nan di butane 708 y 709 na 45
psig (liber pa duim cuadra) den
e sistema di gas combustible
pa mantene presion di e gas
combustible. Pa motibo di con-
tinuo vaporizacion di butane des-
pues cu PCAR a ser bahd, un
vaporizador di butane di repues-
to y pompnan adecuado tabata
necesario. E cambio aki tambe
a requeri varies equiponan no-
bo, manera valvulanan di con-
trol, controlnan di presion y ni-
vel y instrumentonan di fluho y
temperature pa automaticamen-
te mantene un constant pre-
sion di gas combustible den
henter refineria.
Despues cu e sistema a ser
ponf den operation ariba April
1, 1973, e confiabilidad di e sis-
tema di gas combustible modi-
fict aki a ser resolve y testnan
di stabilidad a ser conduct pro-
mer cu dos, despues cu uno y
mas despues sin ningun tank
den servicio. Ora cu tabatin e
seguridad cu e ta funciona y
various problemanan potential a
ser corregl, e sistema di gas
combustible awor ta funcionan-
do satisfactorlamente sin e tan-
kinan. EncargA cu e trabao di
disenjo pa e sistema aki tabata
saw 11"n p

Of the four fuel gas spheres, two remain. The one at left, resemb.
ling the proverbial "pot of gold" after partial dismantling.
DI e cuatro sphere dl fuel gas, dos a keda. Esun na robez, ta parcel
e proverbial "wea di oro" despues cu e ta parclalmente desmantela

I Oil Mist
(Continued from page 7)
individual pump, turbine or mo-
tor bearing housings.
Only refinery air pressure is
used to operate the oil mist sys-
tem. Each oil mist generator
can take care of 200 bearings.
A total of 48 oil mist generators
and 16 oil mist reservoirs are in
service throughout the refinery.
The new oil mist lubricating
system improves the lubrication
of bearings and consequently re-

Charles A. Richardson, un inge-
niero quimico den Technical -
Light Hydrocarbons / Offsites.
Durante e testnan di stabilidad
el tabata asisti door di Jerry W.
Jackson, Supervising Engineer
den Mechanical Engineering su
I. & E. E. Section.
Awor cu e tankinan rord6 di
gas combustible no ta sirbi nan
prop6sito mas, nan ta ser des-
mantelt door di Chicago Bridge
& Iron Company. Pa record e
"bon temponan blew", te ainda
ta keda como site otro tanki
rond6 den otro servicionan den

duces bearing failures and main.
tenance to a minimum. In addi.
tion, oil consumption is abou :
40%/ less as compared with the
former liquid oil lubrication sys
Training in the new lubricating
system has been conducted fo
several months using a video
tape program.
In all, nine hundred Mechanicl
al and Process personnel havi,
been acquainted with the opera,
tion and advantages of the nel
oil mist lubricating system.
Charlie Miannay, a Senior En
gineering Associate in Mechan
ical Maintenance & Planning
Division, has been in charge c
introducing the new system a
Lago. Ramon Hodge, a Senio
Engineering Assistant, has donm
most of the detailed engineering!
and order specification for thil
major part of the refinery oi,
mist system. With the signifi
cant improvement from oil mis
lubrication, Lago now has mor
than double the operating life c
equipment when compared wit
several other major refineries.

The keymen behind the modified fuel gas system, Charles Richard-
son (I) and Jerry W. Jackson, shown here with the butane vaporizer
which now controls the fuel gas pressure for refinery furnaces.
E dos personanan clave den a sistema dl fuel gas modfices, Char-
les Richardson (r) y Jerry W. Jackson, akl cu a butane vaporizer
cual awor ta control e presion di fuel gas pa fornunan den refinerla.

ANGELICO WILLEMS died in Aruba on January 22, 1974 at
te age of 60. Mr. Willems, who had been working in Machan-
Ical Pipe, retired on November 1, 1965 after over 30 years of
JOSE CAROLINA died in Aruba on January 31, 1974. He was
77 years old. He had worked In the Colony Services and retir-
ed on October 1, 1956 after 22 years of service.
GEORGE A. SULKER passed away in Guyana at the age of
78 on February 3, 1974. He had been employed In Mechanical-
Instrument and retired on March 1, 1958 after 15 years of service.
GUILLAUME A. BEREND died in Aruba on February 5, 1974. He
was 58 years old. Mr. Berend, who had been working in Me-
chanical Instrument, retired on January 1, 1966 after 23 years
of service.

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April 19, 1974