Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: October 1976
Frequency: biweekly
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AIWAa Esso

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

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VOL. 37 No. 10 October 1976

The new three-year Collective Working Agreement effective August
27, 1976 is signed here by IOWUA President Hyacinto Geerman
(left), Lago President Lee R. Raymond (center picture), who offi-
cially hands Mr. Geerman the new contract after it has been pro-
perly signed by Lago and Union representatives.

E Combenlo Colectivo di Trabao nobo di tres anja efectivo Augus-
tus 27, 1976 ta ser firmA aki door dl Presidente di IOWUA Hyacinto
Geerman (robez), President dl Lago Lee R. Raymond (portret mel-
mel), kende ta entrega Sr. Geerman e contract oficialmente des-
pues cu representantenan di Lago y Union a firmele.

Comite Feria Cientifico LAGO and IOWUA Sign New
Arubano Nobo Forma Ta On September 24, in Lago's Gene-
S ral Office Building the Independent
Prepara Fair Pa Maart '77 Oil Worker's Union of Aruba (IOWUA)
Despues di algun trabao prepara- and Lago Oil & Transport Company,
torio den ultimo lunanan e Comite Fe- Ltd. signed a new three-year Collect-
ria Cientifico Arubano nobo formal, cu ve Working Agreement that became
Sr. P.H.W. van Niel como Presidente, effective August 27, 1976. Signing
a anuncia cu e feria cientifico lo ser on behalf of Lago were Messrs. L. R.
teni na Maart 1977 den Sociedad Bo- Raymond, President; Ph. R. Griffiths,
livariana. Otro miembronan di e Co-
mite Feria Cientifico 1977 ta : Srs. P.
Jansen, E. Heronimo, R. Altman, R.
M. M. Jessurun y Elias Fingal, secre-
E Feria Cientifico Arubano 1977, di
site cu ta ser teni na Aruba, atrobe
Io ta bao direction di maestronan di
school. Reconociendo e necesidad -
pa duna hubentud di Aruba un otro
oportunidad pa desaroya nan talen-
tonan cientifico, Lago lo duna su com-
pleto apoyo y tambe lo financial e Fair.
Participantenan por inclui estudian-
tes di tur schoolnan di MAVO, HAVO,
(Continua na pag. 6)

Bob Clapp Transfers from Imperial Oil Ltd.

To Become Technical Manager at Lago Sept. 27

Thomas Robert (Bob) Clapp assu-
med the position of Technical Mana-
ger of Lago on September 27, repla-
cing Phil R. Griffiths.
Before joining Lago, Bob was em-
ployed with Imperial Oil Ltd., Canada
where his background has included
supply planning and operations, re-
finery operations, planning and eco-

nomics. Bob has also had assign-
ments with Esso Research and Engi-
neering in Florham Park, where he
worked in process design and pro-
ject development, and with Exxon In-
ternational in New York in supply
planning and operations.
Bob obtained his B.S. degree in
(Continued on page 5)

Collective Working Agreement
Chairman Management Bargaining
Team and F. S. Francis, Employee
Relations Manager.
Union signatories were Messrs. H.
Geerman, President; V. M. Cilie, Ge-
neral Secretary and R. Werleman,
The principal improvements in the
new contract, which was ratified by
The new CWA Is
signed in the pre-
sence of the Union
a Board and Lago
Management and
Bargaining Com-
mittee representa-
E Combenlo Colec-
tlvo nobo ta ser
firm den presen-
cla dl Directlva dl
Union y Gerencla
di Lago y repre-
sentantes di Team
di Negociaclon.

the IOWUA membership are:
Increase in shift differential.
Increase in overtime pay.
Increase in service-in-grade
(service premium) payments and 20
and 25-year increments added.
Continued protection of regu-
lar wages for future cost-of-living.
Improved Disability Benefit
Payment to 52 weeks at 100% of re-
gular wages for non-industrial cases
and 104 weeks at 100% for industrial
(Continued on page 2)



Lago Oil Transport Co., Lid.
- -a-

Senior Editor: A. Werleman Photographs by: Joe's Photographic Service
Editor: Mrs. L 1. de Cuba Printer: Verenigde Antllillaanse Drukkerijen N.V.

Ph. R. Griffiths

T. R. Clapp

Phil Griffiths Assumes New Position in Exxon

Chemical's Technology Dept. in Florham Park
Early this month, Lago's Technical the YMCA Board of Directors. Phil
Manager Phil R. Griffiths reported to and his wife Grace and son Peter will
Florham Park, New Jersey, where he join their three older children, who
has been named Manager, Aromatics are attending U.S. schools at Phil's
Division, Chemical Raw Materials new work location in New Jersey.
Technology Division of Exxon Chemi- Lo a
cal's Technology Department. Lago and IOWU

Effective September 27, 1976, T. R.
(Bob) Clapp became Technical Mana-
ger, replacing Mr. Griffiths.
Phil joined Exxon Research and En-
gineering in 1965 as an Engineer in
Computer Analysis and Applied Ma-
thematics. He subsequently moved
to Exxon's MCS affiliate in the New
York area where he was Assistant
Manager Computer Operations. Phil
came to Aruba in 1972 and was ini-
tially assigned to the Fuels Division
of the Process Department. He sub-
sequently joined the Technical De-
partment and became Assistant Ma-
nager in early 1974 and shortly there-
after Manager.
Phil has also been Chairman of La-
go's Labor Relations Committee and
the Lago Scholarship Foundation. His
final assignment at Lago was Chair-
man of the Management Bargaining
Team that recently negotiated a new
Collective Working Agreement with
the Union.
During his stay in Aruba, Phil has
been leader in several community ac-
tivities. He was Chairman of the
Board of Stewards of the Seroe Colo-
rado Community Church, a member
of the Aruba Rotary Club, the Chris-
tian Business Men's Committee and

(Continued from page 1)

Other areas of the contract
which were improved included the
safety shoe program, time off with pay
and overtime lunch program. Im-
provements were also made to the
life insurance plans, medical reim-
bursement provisions and Thrift Plan
loan provisions.
Improvements to the Pension
Plan and introduction of a new Fami-
ly income Protection Plan were also
made effective August 1, 1976.
Improved pension income at no
increase in cost to the employees.
Improved early retirement al-

Preference relatives:


Orphaned Children




50% of his pension with
service projected to nor-
mal retirement age.
10% of his pension with
service projected to nor-
mal retirement age (max-
imum of 5 children).
200/ of his pension with
service projected to nor-
mal retirement age (max-
imum of 5 orphaned child-


For life or until remarri-

Until age 19, or if attend-
ing school full time un-
til age 23.

Until age 19, or if attend-
ing school full time un-
til age 23.

(Continued on page 4)



October 1976


Bob Clapp Ta Transferi
Di Imperial Oil Pa Bira
Gerente Di Technical Aki
Thomas Robert (Bob) Clapp a asu-
mi e position di Gerente di Techni-
cal di Lago dia 27 di September, re-
emplazando Phil R. Griffiths.
Promer cu el a bini na Lago, Bob
tabata traha cu Imperial Oil Ltd., Ca-
nada caminda su experiencia a inclui
planeamento y operacionnan di su-
ministro, operacionnan di refineria,
planeamento y economic.
Bob tabatin asignacionnan tambe
cu Esso Research and Engineering
na Florham Park, caminda el a traha
den disenjo di process y desaroyo di
proyecto y cu Exxon International na
New York den planeamento y opera-
cionnan di suministro.
Bob a haya su grado di bachiller
den Ingenieria Quimica for di Queen's
University na Kingston, Ontario, Ca-
nada na 1964, y su grado di maestro
den Ingenieria Quimica for di Univer-
sidad di Delaware, Merca na 1966.
Den su asignacion nobo na Lago,
Bob ta ser acompanja pa su esposa
Jane Leslie y yiunan Suzanne (6) y
Thomas Jeffrey (2).
Durante cu el ta na Aruba, Bob tin
plan pa practice su hobbynan cual ta
tennis y zeilmento.

Sign New C.W.A.
lowance at no additional cost to the
New Family Income Protec-
tion feature The purpose of this
feature is to provide a continued
source of income to employee's qua-
lifying dependents in case of his/her
death. It is available to all emplo-
yees participating in the Annuity Plan
with five or more years of service
as well as to bonafide annuitants re-
tiring after August 1, 1976.
Amount of continuing income for
dependents in case of death of an
employee :
The amount of monthly family income
payable and maximum period of pay-
ment is shown below:

October 1976 ARUBA ESSO NEWS S

During a luncheon in his honor at
the Esso Club, Oswald L. Richard-
son is presented his 40-year ser-
vice award by O. M. Div. SupLt
John Every. Present were: Tug
Captain Donald Richardson and
acting Harbor Facilities Supv. .
Sonny Hoo. 'e

Durante un comemento na su ho- .
nor na Esso Club, Oswald L. RI-
chardson ta recibi su emblem pa
40 anja di serviclo for di O. M.
Div. Supt. John Every. Present
na e ceremonial ta: Tug Captain /
Donald Richardson y Supervisor
Interino dl Facilldadnan di Haaf
Sonny Hoo. /

Oswald Richardson of Process-Oil Movements

Reaches Milestone of 40 Years with Lago Oct. 2

On October 2, 1976, Oswald L.
Richardson, a Tug Engineer in Pro-
cess-Oil Movements-Marine Opera-
tions, reached a milestone at Lago
when he completed his 40th service
anniversary. His entire service has
been in seagoing and harbor service.
On this occasion he was honored
by his department at a luncheon at
the Esso Club, during which Division
Superintendent John Every presented
him with a 40-year emblem and cer-
tificate in the presence of Acting Har-
bor Facilities Supervisor Sonny Hoo
and Tug Captain Donald Richardson.
Oswald joined the former Esso
Transportation Co. lake tanker fleet
on September 3, 1935 and was as-
signed to Lago Tanker, "Hooiberg"
as a Fireman. He also sailed on
other lake tankers, such as ,,Sabane-
ta", ,,Inverlago", ,,Cumarebo", and
,,San Nicolas".
Subsequently, he was transferred
to the tug ,Delaplaine" in 1939 and
worked for many years aboard as a
Fireman. He also worked on board

the old tug ,,Esso Oranjestad'.
On November 1, 1954, Oswald join-
ed Lago Refining in Marine-Floating
Equipment as a Tugboat Engineer Hel-
per, and progressed to Oiler in 1958.
He was promoted to Tugboat Engi-
neer in July 1965 and now works on
board the tug "Esso Oranjestad"
Off the job, Oswald likes watching
boxing matches and swimming.
From his first marriage, Oswald has
a 32-year old daughter and four sons,
ages 31, 30, 28, and 26. With his pre-
sent wife Margaret, he has a 4-year-
old son.
His eldest son, Charles, is a Che-
mical Engineer working in Technical-
Process Technical Services Division.
Another son, Randolph, is an Electri-
cal Engineer working in Holland, while
his son Henry is employed at the Aru-
ba Holiday Inn. His eldest daughter
Beulah and son Lionel are living in St.
Maarten. Oswald also has 5 grand-
The Richardson family lives at Zee-
wijk 39-C, San Nicolas.
Another 40-year man this month
is Simeon Noguera who reached
this milestone October 12. His
Division Superintendent Luis An-
ile hands him his service award
during a luncheon in the presence
of department representatives Fe-
Ilpe Tromp, Feliciano Damian, and
Carmelo Lacd6.
Otro empleado cu ta cumpli 40
anja di servicio e luna aki ta Si-
meon Noguera, ariba Oct. 12, ken-
de ta recibi su emblem di Dlvs.
Supt. Luis Anjie durante un co-
memento den presencia di repre-
sentantenan dl departamento Fell-
pe Tromp, Feliciano Damlan y Car-
melo Lac6.

Simeon Noguera Ta Alcanza
40 Anja Den Servicio Di
Compania Ariba October 12
Dia 12 di October 1976 Simeon No-
guera a record cu 40 anja pa-
sa el a cuminza traha na Lago. E ta
welder den Mechanical Department.
Henter su carera cu compania el a
pasa den e grupo cu ta encarga cu
kima chumbu.
Su departamento a honre e dia ey
cu un almuerzo den Esso Club, du-
rante cual su Division Superintendent
Luis Anjie a entreg6 e emblema di
40 anja y certificado cu ta confirm
su servicio di hopi anja cu Compania.
Su departamento tabata represent
door di Carmelo Lacl6, Felipe Tromp
y Feliciano Damian.
Simeon a cuminza traha cu Lago
dia 12 di October 1936 como apren-
diz Lead Burner den e plant cu ta-
bata produci Acido sulflrico. Rapida-
mente el a progress door di e dife-
rente puestonan te cu na 1943 el a bi-
ra Leadburner A.
Na anja 1947 el a pasa pa Mecha-
nical Department, caminda actual-
mente e ta traha como Welder den e
grupo cu ta traha cu metalnan.
Simeon ta casa cu e anterior Alber-
ta Lopez y e pareha tin cuater yiu,
tres yiu muher di 20, 17 y 15 anja, y
un yiu homber di 19 anja di edad. Fa-
milia Noguera ta biba na Savaneta
Den su oranan liber Simeon ta gus-
ta bai landa na laman, y hunga domi-

Aruba Science Fair
Committee Prepares Fair

For March Next Year
After some preparatory work in the
past few months, the newly formed
Aruba Science Fair Committee, with
Mr. P. H. W. van Niel as chairman,
announced that the science fair will
be held in March 1977 in Sociedad
Bolivariana. Other members of the
1977 Science Fair Committee are:
Messrs. P. Jansen, E. Heronimo, R.
Altman, R. M. M. Jessurun and Elias
Fingal, Secretary.
The 1977 Aruba Science Fair, the
seventh to be held in Aruba, will again
be under the direction of the school
teachers. Recognizing the need of
providing Aruba's youth another op-
portunity for developing their scien-
tific talents, Lago will give its full sup-
port and also finance the fair.
Participants may include students
of all MAVO, HAVO, technical and
home economics schools.
(Continued on page 4)


October 1976


Luclano Krosendijk receives a
2/3 educational refund check
from Chief Accountant A. Randy
Tappin In the presence of Crude
& Products Section Head Vic
TJin Them Sjin. Luciano recent-
ly completed a Practical Book-
keeping Course.

Luclano Krosendijk It haya bek
dos tercera part dl reembolso
for dl Chief Accountant A. Ran-
dy Tappin den presencia di
Crude & Products Section Head
Vic Tjin Tham Sjin. Luclano re-
clentemente a cabs un curso dl
Praktljk Boekhouden.

Lago and IOWUA Sign New C.W.A.
(Continued from page 2) tant
Amount of continuing income The amount of monthly family in-
for his dependents if employees come payable and maximum period
should die as a Bonafide Annui- of payment is shown below:


Preference relatives:

Spouse 100% of his pension For the balance of the
months remaining in the
60-month guarantee pe-

500/0 of his pension (after For life or until remarri-
the guarantee period ex- age.

Children 10% of his pension (max- Until age 19, or if attend-
imum of five children), ing school full time un-
til age 23.

The above monthly family income able to Company contributions.
payments include an amount equal Where no family income protection
to the portion of the government Wi- benefit is payable, the regular survi-
dows and Orphans Pension attribut- vor benefit schedule is applicable.

I Aruba Science Fair

(Continued from page 3)

Projects will be split into two
groups based on level of education
of the schools (1) MTS HAVO -
Like in the past, valuable prizes
will be made available: There will
be three prizes for individual projects
and three prizes for group projects.
In addition, each participant will re-
ceive a gift. The jury will consist of
school teachers and other persons of

the Aruban community.

To assist the students, a list con-
taining over 200 science projects
from which students may get an idea
for choosing their project has been
compiled and made available to
schools. In addition to assistance
they may receive from their teachers
in developing and completing their
projects, the participating students
can also obtain advice from several
Lago engineers whose names will be
announced later.

Luciano Krosendijk Earns

Bookkeeping Diploma; 213

Educational Refund Check

After successfully passing his Prac-
tical Bookkeeping exams at the De-
partment of Education some time ago,
Luciano O. Krosendijk was awarded
a two-third refund check under the
Company's Educational Refund Plan
on October 4. The check, which co-
vers the greater part of his expenses
towards study books and tuition fees,
was presented to him by Chief Ac-
countant A. Randy Tappin in the pre-
sence of Crude & Products Section
Head Vic D. Tjin Tham Sjin. Lucia-
no, who enrolled in a one-year Mo-
dern Business Administration Course
without even awaiting the results of
his exams, will be using his refund
check to help pay for the new course.

Currently assigned in the Control-
ler's Facilities Accounting/Financial
Analysis Section, Luciano joined La-
go five years ago as a Trainee in the
Financial Section where he advanced
from Jr. Accounting Clerk and Ac-
counting Clerk 2 to Accounting Clerk
1, his present position.

Having previously achieved straight
A's in a Company-sponsored General
Accounting Course from the Interna-
tional Accounting Society of Chicago,
Illinois, Luciano, who is a 1965 Cole-
gio Arubiano HBS-A graduate, became
more interested in advancing in his
field of work through study. He fol-
lowed the Practical Bookkeeping
course from the Praehaep Institute,
Holland, by attending evening clas-
ses once a week at the John F. Ken-
nedy School, putting in an average
of three hours a day to complete the
extensive homework assignments.

Luciano, who is newly married, is
receiving full support from his wife,
Maria, in getting ahead. When he
completes the Modern Business Ad-
ministration Course, which he has al-
ready begun, he plans to study to-
wards the Dutch SPD diploma, the
equivalent of a State Administered
Accountancy diploma.


October 1976

October 1976

"Esso Japan" Promer ULCC
Di Exxon Ta Mara na Lago
Su Reefberth II Sept 23
E "Esso Japan", Exxon su promer
cargador di crudo ultra grand (ULCC)
a yega Aruba ariba September 23 y
a mara na Lago su Reefberth II. Ade-
mas di ta Exxon su promer ULCC, e
"Esso Japan" di 400,000 ton tambe ta
e tankero afilia mas grand aflote te
E tankero grand a requeri opera-
cionnan di maramento special cu e
asistencla di Lago su tugnan "Esso
San Nicolas" cu Basil Schmidt como
captain y "Esso Oranjestad" bao man-
do di Abraham Lake, y dos remolca-
dor gecharter "Ellen F. McAllister"
cu Lago su docking master Pedro Se-
meleer kende tabata entrenado abor-
do, y e "Temar I." "Esso Japan" ta-
bata bao comando di loods Jan Bek-
kering di Process Oil Movements
durante dokmento.
E personal di e terminal di Oil Mo-
vements cu a asisti na Reefberth II,
tabata Operator Roman Vrolijk, Assis-
tant Operator Alejandro Geerman y
un grupo mobil formal pa Carlito Wer-
leman, Basilio Geerman, Tarcisio Se-
meleer y Antonio Krosendijk.
"Esso Japan", cu ta propiedad di
Esso Tankers, Inc., a ser construi na
Japon. El a bishita Lago ariba su se-
gundo viahe, cual a original for di
puerto Jauyama na Saudi Arabia.

The mobile gang
consisting from left
to right of Carlito
Werleman, Antonio
Krosendljk, Tarcsilo
Semeleer and Ba-
sillo Geerman at
Reefberth II

Grupo mobil consis-
tiendo di robez pa
drechi: Carlito Wer-
leman, Antonio Kro-
sendijk, Tarcisio
Semeleer y Basllo
Geerman na Reef-
berth II.


"Esso Japan"
"Esso Japan"

at Reefberth II
na Reefberth II

Exxon's First ULCC "Esso Japan" on First Visit

To Aruba Moors at Lago's Reefberth II Sept. 23
The "Esso Japan", Exxon's first ul- Oranjestad" under command of Abra-
tra large crude carrier (ULCC), arrived ham Lake, and two leased tugs, "El-
in Aruba on September 23 and was len F. McAllister" with Lago docking
moored at Lago's Reefberth II. In master Pedro Semeleer training on
addition to being Exxon's first ULCC, board, and the "Temar I". "Esso Ja-
the 400,000 DWT "Esso Japan" is al- pan" was piloted during docking by
so the largest affiliate vessel afloat Jan Bekkering of Process Oil Move-
to date. ments. The Oil Movements terminal
The big ship required special dock- personnel, who assisted at Reefberth
ing operations with the assistance of II, were Operator Roman Vrolijk, As-
Lago's tugs "Esso San Nicolas", cap- sistant Operator Alejandro Geerman
trained by Basil Schmidt and "Esso and a mobile gang, formed by Carlito
Werleman, Basilio Geerman, Tarcisio
Semeleer and Antonio Krosendijk.
Owned by Esso Tankers, Inc., the
"Esso Japan" was built in Japan. She
visited Lago on her second voyage,
which originated from Jauyama port
Sin Saudi Arabia.



I Bob Clapp
(Continued from page 1)
Chemical Engineering from Queen's
University at Kingston, Ontario, Cana-
da in 1964, and his M.S. degree in
Chemical Engineering from the Uni-
versity of Delaware, U.S.A. in 1966.

In his new assignment at Lago, Bob
is accompanied by his wife Jane Les-
lie and children Suzanne (6) and Tho-
mas Jeffrey (2).
While in Aruba, Bob will pursue
such hobbies as tennis and sailing.

Assistant Operator Alejandro Geerman
activates loading arms at Reefberth II,
while Operator Roman Vrolijk observes
Assistant Operator Alejandro Geerman ta
active e "Loading arms" na Reefberth II,
mientras cu Operator Roman Vrolljk ta
observe e operacionnan.


AUWOctober 1

25- and 30-Year Service Award Presentations

At left, Hoze L Quant and center, Simeon E. Mollna, both of Me- In picture at right, Everaldo Arends (2nd right) of Controller's -
chanical Metal Trades, receive their 30-year service award on Payables/Receivables/Marketing & Cost after receiving his 25-year
the occasion of their anniversary September 2. service watch on September 18.



Donald B. A. Richardson (2nd r) of
presentation of his 25-year service
ber 18. In center picture, Sixto L.

llqi M4

Process Oil Movements after
anniversary watch on Septem-
Flores (3rd r) accepts his 30-


year certificate on September 23. At right,
left) of Mechanical Materials is presented
September 26.


James D. Zegers (2nd
his 25-year watch on

a a a..- -
Holbert C. Cornet of Mechanical M&C, Non-Distr., (center) Is
awarded a 25-year watch on the occasion of his anniversary Sep-
tember 18. In center picture, Dominico Leest of Mechanical -

M&C, Non-Distr., in center, after receiving his service watch on his
25th anniversary. In picture at right Antoninus S. Marchena of Pro-
cess Utilities (2nd left) accepts his 25-year service watch on his
anniversary October 1.

Aruba Sciei
(Continua di pag. 1)
VWO, schoolnan technico y huishoud-
E proyectonan lo ser parti den dos
grupo, basa ariba e nivel di educa-
cion di e schoolnan: (1) MTS HAVO
- HS.
Mescos cu den pasado, premionan
valioso lo ser poni disponible: Lo tin
tres premio pa proyectonan individual
y tres premio pa proyectonan di gru-
po. Ademas, cada participate lo re-
cibi un regal. E jurado lo consist

nce Fair
di maestronan di school y otro perso-
nanan di e comunidad Arubano.
Pa asisti e estudiantes, un lista
conteniendo mas di 200 proyectos
cientifico for di cual estudiantes por
haya un idea pa escoge nan proyecto
a ser compilA y poni na disposicion
di e schoolnan. Ademas di asisten-
cia cu nan por recibi for di nan maes-
tronan pa desaroya y complete nan
proyectonan, e estudiantes partici-
pante tambe por recibi conseho for
di various ingeniero di Lago kende
nan number lo ser anuncia despues.


Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

Aruba Science Fair Emblem
Emblema di Feria Clentifico Arubano



October 1976


Jerry Francis, assisted by Bill
Geerman (at rear), demonstrates
new model of the Scott Air-Pak
breathing apparatus (far left),
while at left, a volunteer tries
on the new equipment.

Jerry Francis, asisti pa Bill Geer-
man (patras) ta demonstra mo-
del nobo di e aparato pa hala
rose Scott Air-Pak (mas na ro-
bez), mientras cu na robez, un
voluntario ta bisti e equipo pa
mira com e ta funciona.

Process & Mechanical Personnel Trained on Use

Of New Model Scott Air-Pak Breathing Apparatus

A new model of the self-contained
breathing apparatus at Lago is the
Scott Air-Pak II with pressure-de-
mand hose line unit. Lago, having
constant interest in employees' safety,
has purchased three such models -
while others are on order to re-
place the six old fresh air hose masks
in use at Lago for more than 25 years.
Like the outdated equipment, the
new breathing apparatus is for use
on planned jobs in confined areas
where normal ventilation is in-
adequate and where the air could be
contaminated. The other Scott Air-
Pak models at Lago are used solely
in emergency situations.
To demonstrate the new equipment,
fifteen-minute training sessions were
held for Process and Mechanical per-
sonnel and supervisors at different
job locations throughout the refinery.
A total of 150 employees attended the
introductory sessions conducted by
Mechanical Training Coordinator Jer-
ry Francis, who was assisted by Safe-
ty Inspector Bill Geerman. At the end
of each training period, a volunteer
was called from the group to assem-
ble, don and try out the equipment.
Each session was concluded with a
question and answer period.
With the fresh air hose masks used
at Lago until recently, the user was
dependent on another employee who
had to supply him with fresh air by
manually cranking the air from a box,
popularly known as the tingilingi box
because in its operation it resembles
our typical Aruban barrel organ.
The new Scott Air-Pak II equipment
gives the user total independence and
is worn similarly to the other models.
Instead of carrying a cylinder on his

back from where he can get up to 30
minutes' supply of fresh air, the em-
ployee is now linked to a pressure-de-
mand hose line unit. This unit is com-
posed of a 50-ft long supply hose
connected to a cylinder containing
2000-lbs of compressed air, enough
for eight hours of continuous fresh
air supply. This cylinder is brought
to the job site and after each use it
is returned to the Central Tool Room
along with the rest of the equipment
where it is carefully inspected, rechar-
ged with filtered pure air and stored
for future use. No contamination is
possible in this very reliable unit and
the employee controls the air supply
from a pressure-reducing regulator at-
tached to the harness on his chest.
A special feature is a 5-minute sup-
ply egress or reserve cylinder
attached to the Scott Air-Pak II har-
ness on the employee's back which
provides him with enough air for es-
cape purpose should the automatic
regulator or supply hose become de-
fective or inoperative.

Empleadonan di Process,
Mechanical Entrena Pa Usa
Model Nobo di Scott Air-Pak
Un modelo nobo di e aparato di
hala rosea na Lago ta e Scott Air-
Pak II cu unidad di linja di hoos cu
demand di presion. Lago, teniendo
corstante intercs den seguridad di
empleadonan, a cumpra tres di e ti-
po di modelo aki mientras cu tin
otronan encargA pa reemplaza e
seis mascara bieuw cu hoos pa aire
fresco na uso na Lago pa mas cu 25
anja caba. Mescos cu e equipo bieuw
aki, e aparato nobo pa hala rosea ta
pa uso den trabao planed den lugar-
nan pretax y chikito caminda ventila-
cion normal ta inadecuado y caminda
aire por ta contamina. E otro mode-
lonan Scott Air-Pak na Lago ta usa
solamente den situacionnan di emer-
Pa demonstra e equipo nobo, se-
sionnan di entrenamento di 15 minuut
a ser duna na personal y supervisor-
nan di Process y Mechanical na dife-
rente lugarnan di trabao den henter
refineria. Un total di 150 empleado a
atende e sesionnan introductorio con-
duci pa Mechanical Training Coordi-
nator Jerry Francis, kende a ser asis-
ti pa Safety Inspector Bill Geerman.
Na final di cada period di entrena-
mento, un voluntario a ser yama for
di e grupo pa pone e equipo hunto,
bistiele y purba com e ta traha. Cada
session a ser conclui cu un period di
pregunta y contest.
Cu e mascaranan cu hoos pa aire
fresco usA na Lago te recientemente,
esun cu tabata usele tabata depend
ariba otro empleado kende mester a
dundle aire fresco door di manual-
mente draai y manda aire p'e for di
un caha, popularmente yama "tingi-
lingi box" pasobra den su operation
(Continua na pag. 8)


October 1976



Farewell Party for Outgoing Technical Manager Phil Griffiths at

Esso Club Oct. 1

A large group of management members were
on hand at the Esso Club on October 1 to
bid farewell to outgoing Technical Manager
Phil Griffiths. On these pictures he can be
seen with President Lee R. Raymond (upper
left), and friends from various company de-

Un grupo grand di miembro di gerencia ta-
bata present na Esso Club October 1 pa
yama Gerente di Technical sallente Phil Grif-
flths ayo. Arlba e portretnan aki el por ser
mird cu Presidente Lee R. Raymond (mas
ariba na robez), amigonan di various depar-
tamento di Compania.

Scott Air-Pak
(ContinuA di pag. 7)
el ta parce nos tipico caba di orgel
E equipo nobo Scott Air-Pak II ta
duna esun cu usele total independen-
cia y ta ser bisti similarmente cu otro
modelonan. En vez di carga e cilin-
dro ariba su lomba for di unda el por
haya te cu 30 minuut di aire puro, e
empleado awor ta conecta na un uni-
dad di linja di hoos cu demand di
presion. E unidad ta consist di un
hoos di suministro di 50 pia largo co-
nectA na un cilindro cual ta contene
2000 liber di aire comprimi, suficien-
te pa 8 ora di continue suministro di
aire fresco. E cilindro ta ser treci na
lugar di trabao y despues di cada uso
el ta ser debolbi na Central Tool
Room hunto cu e resto di e equipo
caminda el ta ser inspect cuidado-
samente recargA cu aire puro filtrA
y wardA pa future uso. Ningun con-
taminacion ta possible den e unidad
masha confiable aki y e empleado ta
control e suministro di aire for di un
regulador pa reduci presion cual ta
pegA ariba e faha na su pecho. Algo
special ta un cilindro chikito di re-
serva cu 5 minuut di aire cual ta pe-
gA na e faha di e equipo Scott Air-
Pak parti patras di e empleado cual
ta dun6le suficiente aire en caso cu

A Kepner-Tregoe Course was held in the Administration Building from October 11 15.
The course, which teaches problem-solving and decision-making techniques, was con-
ducted by Jorge Abreu and Rudy Lilienfeld of Kepner-Tregoe Associates. Course parti-
cipants were: (Un curso Kepner-Tregoe a ser teni den Admnistration Building for dl
October 11 15. E curso, cual ta cubri resolvemento dl problems y tumamento di de-
cision, a ser conduct pa Jorge Abreu y Rudy Lillenfeld dl Kepner-Tregoe Associates.
Participants den e curso tabata): Maria Maduro, Paulus Faarup, Arnold Beyde, Errol
Brown, Philip de Souza, Carlos Kwidama, William Philips, Florenclo Vrolijk, William
Woodley, F. Boekhoudt, R. Buckley, F. Clark, A. Thijzen, O. Hablbe, Ernand de I'lsle,
Edna Farro, Bernard Kalls, Max Tromp, Patricio Kock and (y) Victor Marval.

e master scapa for di a lugar si aca-
so e regulador di demand automAti-

co of hoos di suministro master danja
of stop di funciona.


October 1976