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Aruba Esso news

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Aruba Esso news
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Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
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Aruba Netherlands Antilles
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Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
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November 2, 1973
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RUB A

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles



VOL. 34 - No. 22



November 2, 1973



Control of All HDS Units Being
Consolidated in ROC’s New Wing

The second floor, new wing,
of the Refining Operations Cen-
ter (ROC) is being fitted with
control panels for all HDS-I and
HDS-II units, including the three
Hydrogen units. In all, twenty-
three HDS units will eventually
have their panels in this new
section with this consolidation.

Work began in August to con-
nect the first unit (Naphtha Sta-
bilizer -N1AR) to the new DDC-
4 computer, which is to control
all HDS units, except the Hydro-
gen Units. This small unit also
served as a "guinea pig” for
the other units to be tied into
the new system. Work has pro-
ceeded since then for transfer-
ring the panel controls of the
HDS-| units from the second
floor of the original refinery
control room to the new wing's
second floor. This transfer has
progressed to such an extent
now that eight HDS-I units have
been moved to the new wing.
These units are: The Kerosene
Hydrofiner (KH), Naphtha Stabi-
lizer (N1), new Naphtha Hydro-
finer (N2), Liquid Fuel Distribu-
tion System (P1), MEA Regene-
ration Units 1 and 2 (M1 and
M2), Fuel Gas Scrubber (FS),

Sixty-eight Canadian Policemen and their wives, accompanied by a group of local policemen, pose here
at the Esso Club during their visit to the refinery on October 24. The visitors, who came to Aruba on
their vacation, arrived here on a chartered flight.

Sesenta y ocho Poliz di Canada y nan esposanan, acompanja door di un grupo di poliznan local, ta
ser mustra aki dilanti di Esso Club durante nan bishita na refineria ariba October 24. E bishitante-

kendenan a bini

and most recently the Heavy
Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrofiner (D2).

Considering the number of
control stations, the largest unit
so far on the panels in this new
wing is the D2 unit and the
smallest is the FS unit.

Along with this new HDS con-
trol system consolidation, a
new addition to the Digital Tem-
perature Indicating System (Her-
co) has been _ installed. Three
new remote stations have also
been added. These plus an exist-
ing remote station have been
reorganized into one system for
reading temperature indications
of all three Hydrogen units and
all HDS units.

Noteworthy in this consolida-
tion work is the fact that the
numerous controls were moved
from the old panels and from
the DDC-3 computer to the new
panels and new DDC-4 com-
puter while some of the units
were kept on stream. Another
unit (D2) had to be tied
into the new system during a
limited time while the unit was
down.

Lago is the first in the Exxon
organization to undertake such

(Continued on Page 6)



New furnace stack of Pipestills 5 and 6 nearing completion.
Schoorsteen nobo pa fornu di Pipestills 5 y 6 biniendo cla.

Schoorsteen di Concreet Mas Halto
Di Refineria Ta pa Pipestills 5 y 6

Saliendo mas ariba over di
otro estructuranan halto den
refineria e dianan aki ta e
schoorsteen recientemente com-
pleta di forno pa Pipestillnan
No. 5 y 6. Cu un haltura di 350



cu vacantie, a yega aki ariba un vuelo fleta.

pia, esaki ta e di siete schoor-
teen di concreet den refineria
y esun di mas halto.

Construccion di e schoorsteen
pa forno aki a cuminza tempran
e anja aki door di Tileman &
Company di Londres como parti
di e Projecto di Reemplazamento
di Forno Petrochem di Pipestill-
nan No. 5 y 6 cerca di e camin-
da di refineria parti noord. Un
grupo di contratista di nuebe per-
sona a construyele, trahando for
di un baki di net di waya di staal
cual parce un renchi y cual ta-
bata move bai ariba segun e
trabao tabata progresa.

Un total di 2100 ton di con-
creet a ser basha pa e schoor-
steen grandi aki - incluyendo pa
e fundeshi - cual a ser construi
den 47 etapa, usando barra di
staal y formaleta pa soporte y
reforzamento. E es ructura tin
un furu refractorio di 4% duim
pa 9 duim diki for di e dos en-
tradanan di "flue gas” te nae

(Continua na pagina 6)





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RUBA

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

Editor: A. Werleman

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Il Exhibition of Popular Arts
Excels in Number of Participants

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Assoc. Editor: Miss L. |. de Lange

Photographer: J. M. de Cuba
Printed by: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.

Refinery’s Highest Concrete Stack

Built for Pipestills

Towering over other high
structures in the refinery these
days is the recently completed
common furnace stack for
Nos. 5 and 6 Pipestills. At a
height of 350 feet, this is the
seventh concrete stack in the
refinery and the tallest one.

Construction of this smoke-
stack began early this year by
Tileman and Company of Lon-
don as part of the Petrochem
Furnace Replacement Project
of Nos. 5 and 6 Pipestill units
near the north refinery road. A
contractor's crew of nine erect-
ed it, working from a ring-like
steel wire mesh cage which was
moved upward as the work pro-
gressed.

A total of 2100 tons of con-

crete was poured for the huge
stack - including the foundation
- which was built in 47 stages,
using steel rods and steel forms
for support and reinforcement.
The structure has a 41% to 9 inch
thick refractory lining from the
flue gas inlets to the top.
At every 30 feet interval there
are “windows” in the stack for
ventilation. The base measures
26 feet in diameter, while the
upper portion is 22% feet in
diameter.

Nos. 5 and 6

construction of a con-
crete structure instead of the
usual steel has several advant-
ages, the most important one
being that it is sturdier and can
stand higher. In the case of this
stack, the smoke emanating
from it will be dispersed higher
in the sky, thus reducing conta-
mination and subsequent dete-
rioration of other neighboring
units downwind.

Other concrete stacks at
Lago are two at No. 1 Power-
house, the No. 2 Powerhouse
stack, the V2AR furnace stack,
the recently completed V3AR
furnace stack, all of which are
300 ft. high, and the HDS-II flare
stack which is 325 ft. tall.

The refinery's tallest stack
which was coated with dum-dum
(a thick —paste-like —_— paint)
to protect its wall, will serve
the Nos. F-501 and F-601 crude
furnaces of the revamped units,
the new heat exchangers and
pumps, and the units’ new sub-
station, when Pipestills 5 & 6
are put into operation in May
1974.

Charged with the stack pro-
ject was Esso Research Field
Engineer Dave Schmehr.

Up to the closing period for
registration on October 12 (ex-
tended from Oct. 1) over 200
persons of age 18 and up have
entered their names for partici-
pation in the Ill Exhibition of
Popular Arts. This exhibition is
again organized under direct-
ion of Hubert Booi, Head of
the Department of Culture &
Education in Aruba.

This record number compares
with 125 amateur artists who sub-
mitted 309 works of art in 1971
and 148 participants who turn-
ed in 435 projects in 1972. Over
500 entries are expected to be
on display in this year’s exhibi-
tion.

The works of art,
include _ paintings,
handicrafts, needleworks or
other artistic creations, were
turned in to the Department of
Culture & Education on Iraus-
quin Plaza in Oranjestad during
the month of October.

which
sculptures,

Recognizing the growing in-
terest in this cultural exhibition,
several prizes have been made
available by the local merchants
in addition to the three first
prizes donated by Lago (Fls.
500, Fils. 250, and Fils 150).
The exhibition will be held In
Sociedad Bolivariana from No-
vember 10 to 18.

Thomas A. Tromp of Mechanical - Cleanout receives his 25-year

service watch from Marciano Angela, C&T /Facilities Division Su-

perintendent, in the presence of Mechanical Supervisor Ireno C.

Schwengle. Mr. Tromp celebrated his anniversary on Oct. 17.

Acting Mechanical Manager Joe R. Carroll (I) presents 25-year ser-
vice watches on October 12 to Francisco H. Croes of Machinist &
Central Tool Room, and (in center) to Jose R. Maduro of Construc-
tion & Turnaround/Facilities Division. They celebrated their anni-
versary in September. In right picture, Process Manager T.R. Burton

(r) hands service watch to Victorlano L. Ras of Oil Movements Divi-

sion, Floating Equipment. Looking on are Oll Movements Division

Superintendent A. Genser (I) and Mario Agunbero, Tug Harbour

Maintenance Supervisor. The presentation took place on the tug
dock.





ES ee



November 2, 1973

ARUBA ESSO NEWS





Listening to the opening remarks of Fuels Division Superintendent
Joe R. Carroll (r) are the Process Supervisory Course participants.

Eleven Foremen Receive Up-To-Date,
2-Day Process Supervisory Course

On two consecutive Mondays
- October 8 and 15 - eleven
foremen in the Process Depart-
ment attended a Process Super-
visory Course in the Adminis-
tration Building.

The course, which is to keep
these Process supervisors
abreast of the company’s re-
cent refinery operations, was
conducted eight hours on each
day in Classroom 2.

It officially began at 7 a.m.
on October 8 with a brief intro-
duction by Process - Fuels Di-
vision Superintendent Joe R.
Carroll.

The subjects and instructors
of the 16-hour course were as
follows: Handling Procedures of
Disciplinary Cases (Carlos Z. de
Cuba, Training Adviser); The
Role of the Shift Foreman at
Lago (Norman I. Salas, Process
Foreman - Refining Operations
Center and Light Ends): Econo-
mics of Unit Operations (Walter
J. Eldredge, TOA Supervising
Engineer in Technical - Crude
& Products Coordination); Blend-
ing Operation of Raw Products
to Saleable Products (Camillo J.
Maduro, Coordination Associate
in Technical - Crude & Products
Coordination), Lago’s Operations
Post HDS-II (Paul Goldberg, TOA
Sr. Engineer, and Wim van Loon,

Engineer, both of Technical -
Planning & Project Develop-
ment); and Effective Report

Writing (Dufi Kock, HDS Train-
ing Coordinator).

Attending the classes were
shift foreman Benny E. Alders
and Agrepino Maduro from Fuels
Division, Frits Maduro, Angel
A. Martilia, Marco E. Donata, A.
Benny Dijkhoff and Simon A. We-
ver (Process Foreman) from the
Refining Operations Center and
Lights Ends (formerly Light Hy-
drocarbons Division), Andresito
Croes from HDS-II and H. Tom-
my Arends, Francisco Boekhoudt
and Otilio Franken from HDS-I.

Scuchando palabranan di apertura di Fuels Division Superintendent
Joe R. Carroll (dr) ta participantenan di e curso supervisorlo.

Walt Eldredge discusses Econo-
mics of Unit Operations.
Walt Eldredge ta papia tocante
di Economia di Operacion di
Planta.

Diez-Un Foreman Ta Sigi Curso

Supervisorio di Proceso Actual =

Ariba dos Dialuna consecu-
tivo - October 8 y 15 - diez-un
foreman den Process Depart-
ment a atende un curso Super-
visorio di Proceso den Admi-
nistration Building.

E curso, cual ta pa tene e su-
pervisornan di proceso al cor-
riente di Compania su mas re+
ciente operacionnan den refine-
ria, a ser duna durante ocho
hora ariba cada dia den Klas
2 di e Edificio di Administracion.
El a cuminza oficialmente pa
7'or di mainta ariba October 8
cu un breve introduccion di Joe
R. Carroll, Superintendente di
Fuels Division den Process De-
partment.

E topiconan y e instructornan
di e curso di 16 hora tabata lo
siguiente: Procedimiento di Tra-
tamento di Casonan Disciplina-
rio (Carlos Z. de Cuba, Training
Adviser); E Tarea di un Shift

Foreman na Lago (Norman I.
Salas, Process Foreman di Re-
fining Operations Center and
Light Ends) Economianan di
Operacion di Unidad (Walter J.
Eldredge, TOA, Supervising En-
gineer den Technical - Crude &
Products Coordination); Opera-
cion cdi Mezclamentonan di Pro-
ductonan Crudo pa Producto-
nan Vendible (Camilo J. Ma-
duro, Coordination Associate den
Technical - Crude & Products
Coordination); Lago su Opera-
cionnan despues di HDS-Ill
(Paul Goldberg, TOA Sr. Engin-
eer, y Wim van Loon, Ingeniero,
tur dos di Technical - Planning
& Project Development); y Skir-
bimento Eficaz di Rapportnan
(Dufi Kock, HDS Training Coor-
dinator).

Esnan cu a atende e lesnan
tabata shift furemannan Benny
E. Alders y Agrepino Maduro di



Norman Salas explains the Role
of the Shift Foreman at Lago.

Norman Salas ta_ splica e
Tarea di un Shift Foreman na
Lago.




eae.”

Wim van Loon n (l) and Paul Gold-
berg in joint discussion.
Wim van Loon (r) y Paul Gold-
berg hunto den un discusion.



Fuels Division, Frits Maduro,
Angel A. Martilia, Marco E. Do-
nata, A. Benny Dijkhoff y Simon
A. Wever (Process Foreman) di
Refining Operations Center and
Light Ends (anteriormente Light
Hydrocarbons Division), Andre-
sito Croes di HDS-II y H. Tom-
my Arends, Francisco Boek-
houdt y Otilio Franken di HDS-I.







ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Nov





fi

Huge crane and barge assist in aan No. 3 Finger Pier
turnaround.

Grua y "barge” grandi ta yuda den revision di Finger
Pier No. 3.

Since’s Lago’s three Finger
Piers were modernized in 1968,
and the West Pier was recon-
structed in 1970, they have
greatly facilitated and speeded
up tanker movements in the La-
go Harbor. To assure maximum
performance of these mooring
and loading facilities, a tho-
rough inspection is conducted
on them more or less every five
years.

As a result of a survey by La-
go's Equipment Inspection
Group early this year, the work
for repairing, replacing, remov-
ing or painting of piping, struc-
tures, electrical facilities on Fin-
ger Piers 1 and 3 and the West
Pier was awarded to contractor
George Wimpey and Co., Ltd. of
London.

The turnaround of Finger Pier
No. 1, which started in June,
was completed on July 17, 1973.
Recently, Wimpey with Wescar
as subcontractor, finished their
work on Finger Pier No. 3,
which was returned to service
on September 12. Finger Pier
No. 2 was not handled this time,
as it underwent a_ turnaround
last year. At present, the West
Pier, which was taken out of
service on September 13, is
back in service following exten-
sive repair work.

Handling a job of this magni-
tude required 140 men, includ-
ing Lago and contractor's per-





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Nick” Ecury, Regional Supervisor in Mechanical - Con-
g struction & Turnaround/Facilities,
aspects of the pier turnaround with Rick Bowman
(TOA), an Auditor in Comptroller's, and Fred Relton, of
George Wimpey & Co., of London.
“Nick” Ecury, Regional Supervisor den Mechanical -
Construction & Turnaround/Facilities, ta papia tocante
di e varios aspectonan di e revisionnan di pier cu Rick
Bowman (TOA), un auditor den Comptroller's y Fred

discusses various



In their Field Office r
Oduber, Expediter Eri
Engineer Eddy Tjin K
de Souza go over bi

Den nan Oficina den
ner Simon Oduber, E

tras), Field Engineer | |
tor Philip de Souza ti |

Relton, di George Wimpey & Co., di London. be

Periodic Turnaround of Company Piers Ensures
Improved Ship Handling in San Nicolas Harbor

sonnel, who utilized such heavy,
equipment as a barge with a
Lima crane of 100-ton capacity
and a 100-ft. boom, tractors, pile
drivers and extractors. The
mechanical work on all three
piers mainly involved repairs or
renewal of shore piping to the
pier manifold, cleaning and re-
pairing loading and discharge
lines, fire water lines and drain-
ing lines. Work on the pier
structures called for renewal, re-
placement or repair to beams,
platforms, supports, stairways,
fenders, car pullers and quick-
release mooring hooks.

In addition to electrical work,
which covered replacement or
renovation of anti-corrosive de-
vices (anodes) and _ installation
of new mercury vapor lamps, all
newly installed piping and struc-
tures were painted with Rustban
191 and finished with Vapalon.
a highly anti-corrosive, protect-
ive paint.

One of the most difficult tasks
of the turnaround was the lift-
ing of the Finger Pier No. 1 and
3 loading arms from their posi-
tion for inspection and repair.
Each of the 17-ton, 70-ft. long
octopus-like loading arm struc-
tures, which are hydraulically
operated, had to be brought
back in top condition through
adjustment and lubrication. Four
of these at Finger Pier No. 1
were repaired. But the most ar-

duous job was the replacement
of the central jointed part of
one of the loading arm assem-
bly at Finger Pier No. 1, which
included the removal of the out-
board arm and other related ac-
cessories. This highly technical
job was possible through the
crane with a high-lifting and
long-reach capacity installed on
the barge.

Besides the regular repair
work recently completed, the
main job on the West Pier re-
quired the driving of 34 steel
piles under existing structure of
the walkway for the construction
of a completely new fendering
system. This consists of buffers
with 4%4 inch thick rubber to
absorb the impact of mooring
ships. The 400-ft. long and 6-ft.
wide walkway begins at the
shore and connects the loading
rack to the two concrete cell
platforms on each side. To car-
ry out this job, approximately
twenty precast concrete slabs
had to be removed through the
use of a crane and barge.

The piles were driven into
the ground and were welded
to a steel structure by a crew
of about 20 workmen working
in two shifts.

The West Pier turnaround was
completed last week and is now
again in optimum condition to

(Continued on page 8)





Night Shift Coordinator Adrian |
stands over pipe banks.

Night Shift Coordinator Adrian |
ta aki ariba linja di tuberiz

Above, progress is underway on t 9

job required twer

Ariba, trabao ta den progreso ari tr;

trabao aki a requeri bin



t Pier, Planner Simon
ison (standing), Field
E.1.S. Inspector Philip
the pliers undergoing

1 di West Pier, Plan-
esto Richardson (pa-
n Fat y E.L.S. Inspec-
lapanan di e piernan

‘ring system at the West Pier. This
ork in two shifts.

nobo di defensa na West Pier. E
trahando den dos warda.

agineering Associate Allan Temple

reviews pier blueprints.
agineering Associate Allan Temple
ta repasa mapanan di pier.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

One of the two-ton concrete slabs is carefully lifted
from the walkway to permit work on the steel structure.
Uno di e planchanan di concreet di dos ton ta ser hiza
cu cuidao aki pa permiti trabao ariba e estructura.

Small boats, as seen in the foreground, and frogmen handle
the work under the steel structures of West Pier.
Botonan chikito, manera esun aki dilanti, y buzadornan ta

traha ariba e estructuranan di staal di West Pier.

Revision General Cada Tempo di Lago su Wafnan
Ta Sigura Mehor Trafico den Haaf di San Nicolas

Desde cu Lago su tres Finger
Piernan a keda moderniza na
1968, y e West Pier a worde re-
construi na 1970, nan a facilita
y a acelera altamente movemen-
to di tankeronan den haf di La-
go. Pa sigura e mehor eficacia
den uso di e_ facilidadnan
aki pa traca y carga bapornan,
un inspeccion profundo ta tuma
lugar ariba nan mas of menos
cada cinco anja.

Como resultado di un inspec-
cion di parti di Lago su Grupo
pa Inspecciona Equipo na cu-
minzamento di e anja aki, e
trabao di drecha, remplaza, kita
of verf tuberia, estructuranan,
facilidadnan eléctrico na Finger-
piernan 1 y 3, y West Pier tam-
be, a worde duna na contratista
George Wimpey & Co. Ltd. di
Londen na Juni.

Revision general di Finger
Pier No. 1, cual a cuminza na
Juni a keda cla dia 17 di Juli
1973. Recientemente Wimpey,
cu Wescar como nan contratis-
ta, a caba cu nan trabao ariba
Finger Pier No. 3, cual a bai
bek den servicio dia 12 di Sep-
tember. E biaha aki nan no a
toca Finger Pier No. 2, ya cu el
a worde revisa completamente
anja pasa. Actualmente West
Pier, cual a worde saca for di
servicio dia 13 di September, ta
bek den servicio despues di ho-
pi trabao di drechamento.

Pa haci un trabao asina gran-
di manera esaki tabatin mester

di 140 homber, inclusive traha-
dornan di Lago y di contratista-
nan, kende a usa equipo pisa
manera un lancha cu ariba djé
un griéa Lima cu capacidad di
hiza 100 ton y un braza di 100
pia, tractornan, mashin pa bati
pilar di staal den tera y extrac-
tornan.

Trabao mecanico ariba tur
tres e piernan a inclui mas par-
ti drecha of renoba tuberia na
costa, manifold di tubonan, lim-
pia y drecha tubonan pa carga
y descarga bapornan, tubonan
pa awa di paga candela y tubo-
nan pa tira awa afor. Trabao
ariba estructuranan di e waf a
envolve renobacion, remplaza-
mento of drechamento di biga-
nan, plataforma, soportenan, tra-
pinan, fendernan y haaknan pa
traca bapor cual por los facil-
mente.

Fuera di trabao di electricidad,
cual a cubri cambiamento of
renoba aparatonan contra coro-
sion (anodonan) y tambe insta-
lacion di luznan nobo cu bulb
di vapor di mercurio, tur tube-
ria y estructuranan nobo cu a
keda instalaé a ser geverf cu
Rustban 191 y cubri cu un capa
final di Vapalon, un sorto di
verf cu ta duna proteccion con-
tra corosion di un manera efi-
caz.

Un di e trabaonan mas dificil
di e revision general tabata di
hiza e brazanan di tubo pa car-
ga bapor ariba Finger Piernan

1 y 3 for di nan lugar, pa in-
specciona y drecha nan. Cada
un di e estructuranan cu ta car-
ga e brazanan di tubo pa carga
bapor ta pisa 17 ton, nan braza
di 70 pia ta parce braza di oc-
topus y nan ta worde movi hi-
draulicamente. Nan tur mester
a worde poni bek den nan mi-
hor condicion door di ahusta y
zeta nan. Cuater di nan na Fin-
ger Pier No. 1 a worde drecha.
Pero e trabao di mas pisa ta-
bata remplaza e parti di meimei
di un di e brazanan di tubo na
Fing2r Pier No. 1, cual a inclui
kita afor e braza cu ta keda
parti pafor y otro acesorionan
cu ta pertenece na djé. E tra-
bao aki di un naturaleza masha
técnico tabata posibel cu e
grua cu por a hiza carga na
gran altura, y por a alcanza e
carga na gran distancia cual ta-
bata monta ariba e lancha.
Fuera di trabaonan regular di
drechamento cual a bin cla re
cientemente, e trabao principal
ariba West Pier a requeri bati-
mento di 34 pilar bao di e es-
tructura cu tey caba pa hende
cana ariba, pa asina construo un
sistema henteramente nobo di
defensanan. E sistema aki ta
consisti di blokkinan di rubber
41%, duim diki pa wanta e golpi-
nan di bapornan ora nan ta tra-
ca. E lugar pa hende cana cual
ta 400 pia largo y 6 pia hanchu,
ta cuminza na tera, y ta conec-
(Continua na pag. 8)





E segundo piso, di e ala no-
bo, di Refining Operations Cen-
ter (ROC) ta ser equipa cu pa-
nelnan di control pa tur unidad-
nan di HDS-I y HDS-II, incluyen-
do e tres plantanan di Hidroge-
no. Den tur, binti-tres unidad
di HDS eventualmente lo haya
nan panelnan den e seccion
nobo door di e consolidacion.

Trabao a principia na Augus-
tus pa conecta e promer unidad
(Naphtha Stabilizer - N1AR) na
e computador DDC-4 nobo, cual
lo bai controla tur unidadnan di
HDS excepto e Plantanan Hi-
drogeno. E unidad chikito aki
tambe a sirbi como un "proef-
konijn” pa tur e otro unidadnan
cu lo ser conecta den e sistema
nobo. Trabao a sigui desde e
tempo pa pasa over e control-
nan di panel di plantanan HDS-
| for di e original sala di control
di refineria den e segundo piso
bieuw pa e segundo piso nobo.
E cambio aki a progresa te tal

Blaine Nelson is responsible for
sceftware modifications.

Those coordinating the HDS computer control

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Control di Tur Unidad HDS Ta Ser
Consolida den Ala Nobo di ROC

punto awor cu ocho unidad di
HDS-1 ya a ser movi pa e ala
nobo. E unidadnan aki ta: Ke-
rosene Hydrofiner (KH), Naph-
tha Stabilizer (N1), e Naphtha
Hydrofiner nobo di HDS-II (N2),
e sistema di Distribucion di Com-
bustible Liquido (P1), e MEA
Regeneration Units 1 y 2 (M1 y
M2), e Fuel Gas Scrubber (FS),
y mas_ recientemente e Heavy
Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrofiner (D2).

Considerando e cantidad di
stacion di control, e unidad mas
grandi te awor ariba e panel-
nan den e ala nobo ta Unidad
D2 y esun mas chikito ta e FS
unit.

Hunto cu e consolidacion di e
sistema di control nobo pa HDS,
un adicion nobo na e Sistema
Digital pa Indica Temperatura
(Herco) a ser instala. Tres sta-
cion remoto nobo a ser agrega.
E tres stacionnan nobo aki plus
un stacion existente a ser reor-
ganiza den un sistema pa leza

Jacinto Werleman is ROC’s
Computer Operator.

consolidation in

ROC’s new wing are (I to r) Paul Shelton, Wim Diaz, Felix Bikker.

Coordinadornan pa e consolidacion di control pa computador di

HDS den e seccion nobo di ROC ta (r pa d) Paul Shelton, Wim Diaz
y Felix Bikker.

Jose Donata (left) and Maximo
Feliciano checking control sta-
tions on various panels.

indicacion di temperatura pa tur
tres unidad di Hidrogeno y e
otro unidadnan di HDS-! y Il.
Notable den e trabao di con-
solidacion aki ta e hecho cu nu-
meroso controlnan a ser trans-
lada for di e panelnan bieuw y
for di e computador DDC-3 pa
e@ panelnan nobo y e computa-
dor DDC-4 nobo mientras algun
di e unidadnan a keda operan-
do. Un otro unidad (D2) mes-
ter a ser conecta den e sistema
nobo durante un periodo limita
mientras e unidad tabata for di
servicio. Lago ta e promer den
organizacion di Exxon pa em-
prende un cambio asina dificil
y complica mientras e plantanan
ta corriendo. Tambe cu start-
mento di e unidadnan di HDS-!
na 1971, Refineria di Lago tabata
di promer cu_ startmento bao
control di computador.
Terminacion na tempo di cada
elemento di e consolidacion ta
requeri esfuerzo excepcional di
un cantidad limita di tecniconan
di instrumento cu ta disponible.
E trabao pa e cambio di e pa-
nelnan di control di computa-
dor for di e seccion bieuw pa e
ala nobo y instalacion di panel-
nan nobo pa HDS-Il ta ser co-

November 2, 1973

Alfredo Barefio (left), and Angel
Rasmijn make numerous con-
nections on wall boxes.

ordinaé door di Paul Shelton,
Felix Bikker, y Wim Diaz y ta
ser ehecuta pa Tecniconan di
Instrument Jose Donata, Lucas
Geerman, Angel Rasmijn, Alfre-
do Barefio, Maximo Feliciano,
cu Jacinto Werleman como Ope-
rador di Computador y Blaine
Nelson kende a percura pa mo-
dificacionnan necesario di equl-
po computador.

E proyecto general, cual ta
programa pa terminacion pa mi-
tar di 1974, ta bao direccion di
George Stankiewicz.

Schoorsteen

(Continua di pag 1)
top. Na cada 30 pia tin "'benta-
nanan” den e schoorsteen pa
ventilacion. E base tin un medi-
da di 26 pia rond, mientras cu
e parti mas ariba ta 22% pia
den diameter.

E construccion di un estruc-
tura di concreet en vez di e
staal comun tin varios ventaha,
esun mas importante ta cu e ta
mas fuerte y por ser traha mas
halto. Den caso di e schoor-
steen aki, e huma cual ta sali
for di dje lo por ser plama mas
halto den aire, asina reducien-

(Continua na pagina 7)

HDS Control Consolidated

(Continued from Page 1)

change-over with on-stream
units. Also with the startup of
the HDS-I units in 1971, Lago
Refinery was the first with com-
puter controlled startups. Time-
ly completion of each element
of the consolidation has requir-
ed exceptional effort from the
limited number of instrument
technicians available.

The work for the change-over
of the computer control panels
from the old section to the new
wing and installation of new pa-

nels for HDS-Il is coordinated
by Paul Shelton, Felix Blkker
and Wim Diaz and performed by
Instrument Technicians Jose Do-
nata, Lucas Geerman, Angel
Rasmijn, Alfredo Barefio, Maxi-
mo Feliciano, with Jacinto Wer-
leman as Computer Operator
‘and Blaine Nelson providing
necessary software modifica-
tions.

The overall project, which is
scheduled for completion by
mid-1974, is under direction of
George Stanklewlcz.





November 2, 1973 ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Lago Hosts Group of Management Members, Service Emblem Recipients and Wives

Vice President LeRoy Johnston (I) poses with Mechanical Depart- Gregorio Dania (25) of Medical - Laboratory Is flanked here by Mr.
ment service award recipients: Francisco M. de Cuba (30), Egidio Johnston and Medical Director, Dr. G. G. Hendrickson. At right, Mr.
Geerman (25), Rosendo A. Colina (25), with acting Mechanical Ma- Johnston with William J. E. Wilson (25) of Industrial Services - Se-
nager Joe R. Carroll and Sixto Franken (30) and Johan Nogera (30). curity Section, and Industrial Services Administrator Wim Brinkman.

Mr. Johnston (I) and Process Manager Ted R. Burton (far right) and Process Department service

watch recipients: Dominico Kelly, Rene F. Medonne, Pablo Tromp, Juan C. Croes, Joaquin J. Giel, Da-

niel A. Schmidt, Marco Krozendijk, Godwin M. V. James, Raymundo R. Rasmijn. In the foreground
are Eugenio Damian, Erwin L. Tujeehut and Ralph C. Huntington.

| Schoorsteen |

(Continua di pagina 6)
do contaminacion cual por cau-
sa danjamento di e otro unidad-
nan den vecindario.

Otro schoorsteennan di con-
creet na Lago ta dos cu tin na
Powerhouse No. 1, uno na Po-
werhouse No. 2, e schoorsteen
di forno di V2AR, y di V3AR, tur
cu haltura di 300 pia, y e "flare
stack” di HDS-II cual ta 325 pia
halto.

E schoorsteen mas halto den
refineria, cual a ser cubri cu
dum-dum (un verf diki manera
un pasta), lo sirbi forno
F-501 y F-601 di Pipestillnan
5 y 6 y lo ser poni den servicio
na Mei 1974.

Encarga cu e proyecto tabata
Field Engineer di Esso Research
Dave Schmehr.

After dinner, the guests have occasion for dancing to the music of | The Grupo Folklorico Arubiano (I) and Bailaruba Dance groups per-
Impacto Musical. Also on hand with typical Antillian music was the formed at the Esso Club, where over 350 guests attended the party.

Conhunto Folklorico Antillano.

They danced such numbers as the mazurka, tumba and samba.





Te na e fecha di clausura pa
registracion ariba October 12
(cual periodo a ser extendi di
Oct. 1). mas cu 200 persona di 18
anja di edad of mas a inscribf
nan nomber pa participa den e
Ill Exhibicion di Arte Popular. E
exhibicion atrobe ta organiza
bao direccion di Hubert Booi,
Hefe di Departamento di Cultu-
ra y Educacion.

E cantidad aki ta compara cu
125 artista amateur kende a
presenta 309 trabao di arte na
1971 y 148 paticipantes cu a
manda aden 435 proyectos na
1972. Mas cu 500 obra ta ser
spera e anja aki.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

II1 Exhibicion di Arte Popular
Ta Sobresali den Participantes

E gran cantidad di trabaonan
di arte, cual ta inclui pinturas,
esculturas, obra di man, panja
borda of otro creacionnan at-
tistico, a ser manda pa Depar-
tamento di Cultura y Educacion
na Irausquin Plaza na Oranie-
stad durante luna di October.

Reconociendo e interes cre-
ciente den e exhibicion cultural
aki, varios premios a ser pont
disponible door di comercian-
tes local, fuera di e tres promer
premionan cu Lago ta regala
(Fls. 500, Fils. 250 y Fils. 150).
E exhibicion lo ser tenf den So-
ciedad Bolivariana for di No-
vember 10 pa 18.

The only Lago employee ever to shake hands with Prime Minister

Chou-en-Lai of the People’s Republic of China is Gilberto Croes of

Process - Oil Movements. The occasion was the closing banquet

given at Peking in honor of the participants of the Asian-African-

Latin American Table Tennis Friendship Invitational Tournament
held in September this year.

|

aed

(Continua di pagina 5)
ta e estructura pa tubonan di
carga bapor cu e plataforma di
concreto cu ta keda na cada
banda. Pa por haci e trabao ey,
mester a kita binti planchanan

|

di concreto uzando e grua ariba
un lancha.

E pilarnan a worde bat! den
suela y nan a worde geweld na
e estructura di staal door di un
grupo di 20 trahador trahando

November 2, 1973

“nk A Cu aa

Pt

Mr. Hubert Booi and one of his assistants, Miss Ena Vrolljk of the
Department of Culture & Education, admire some of the many art
works and handicrafts received for the exhibition.

Aloe oven and typical Aruban country house worked out In detall.

Pier Turnaround

(Continued from page 4)

continue handling tankers of up
to 30,000 DWT.

The contract for the pier turn-
around was initiated by Allan
Temple, a Sr. Engineering Asso-
ciate in Mechanical-Project En-
gineering Division, who also di-
rected all the engineering de-
sign and execution thereof.

Responsible for the Pier Turn-

Another member of the Aruba delegation, Antonio Koolman of Comptrolle’s (I) and Giberto Croes,
Aruba’s delegation leader, show an unusual 71/2 ft. long photograph, taken in one single shot with a

special scanning lens, on which all tournament participants and officials, numbering over 1000 people,
appear. Each participant received one as a souvenir.

Revision General di Wafnan

dos warda.

E trabao ariba West Pier a ke-
da cla siman pasa y awor atro-
be e ta den su mihor condi-
cion pa sigi atende cu tankero-
nan te 30,000 tonelada. E con-

around were Coordinator R. N.
D. ("Nick”) Ecury, Planner Simon
Q. Oduber, Field Engineer Eddy
Tjin Kon Fat, Night Shift Coor-
dinator Adrian Leslie and Expe-
diter Ernesto Richardson of
Mechanical-Construction & Turn-
around/Facilities; E.I.S. Inspec-
tor Phillip De Souza, and from
Process Department: Francisco
Britten, Lorenzo Lamper, Dufi
Trimon and Dominico Kelly un-
der the overall coordination of
R. E ("Morley") Marks.

tract pa e revision di e piernan
a ser inicia door di Allan Temple,
un Sr. Engineer Associate den
Mechanical-Project Engineering
Division.

Cu revision general di wafnan
tabata encarga coordinador R.
N. D. "Nick" Ecury, Planner Si-
mon Q. Oduber, ingeniero na si-
tio di trabao Eddy Tjin Kon Fat,
coordinador di wardanan di
anochi Adrian Leslie y Expedi-
dor Ernesto Richardson di Mech-
anical — construccion y revi-
sionnan general, Facilidadnan;
Inspector di Equipo Philip de
Souza, y di departamento Pro-
cess: Francisco Britten, L. Lam-
per, Dufi Trimon y Dominico
Kelly bao coordinacion general
di R. E. "Morley" Marks.





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VOL. 34 - No. 22



November 2, 1973



Control of All HDS Units Being
Consolidated in ROC’s New Wing

The second floor, new wing,
of the Refining Operations Cen-
ter (ROC) is being fitted with
control panels for all HDS-I and
HDS-II units, including the three
Hydrogen units. In all, twenty-
three HDS units will eventually
have their panels in this new
section with this consolidation.

Work began in August to con-
nect the first unit (Naphtha Sta-
bilizer -N1AR) to the new DDC-
4 computer, which is to control
all HDS units, except the Hydro-
gen Units. This small unit also
served as a "guinea pig” for
the other units to be tied into
the new system. Work has pro-
ceeded since then for transfer-
ring the panel controls of the
HDS-| units from the second
floor of the original refinery
control room to the new wing's
second floor. This transfer has
progressed to such an extent
now that eight HDS-I units have
been moved to the new wing.
These units are: The Kerosene
Hydrofiner (KH), Naphtha Stabi-
lizer (N1), new Naphtha Hydro-
finer (N2), Liquid Fuel Distribu-
tion System (P1), MEA Regene-
ration Units 1 and 2 (M1 and
M2), Fuel Gas Scrubber (FS),

Sixty-eight Canadian Policemen and their wives, accompanied by a group of local policemen, pose here
at the Esso Club during their visit to the refinery on October 24. The visitors, who came to Aruba on
their vacation, arrived here on a chartered flight.

Sesenta y ocho Poliz di Canada y nan esposanan, acompanja door di un grupo di poliznan local, ta
ser mustra aki dilanti di Esso Club durante nan bishita na refineria ariba October 24. E bishitante-

kendenan a bini

and most recently the Heavy
Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrofiner (D2).

Considering the number of
control stations, the largest unit
so far on the panels in this new
wing is the D2 unit and the
smallest is the FS unit.

Along with this new HDS con-
trol system consolidation, a
new addition to the Digital Tem-
perature Indicating System (Her-
co) has been _ installed. Three
new remote stations have also
been added. These plus an exist-
ing remote station have been
reorganized into one system for
reading temperature indications
of all three Hydrogen units and
all HDS units.

Noteworthy in this consolida-
tion work is the fact that the
numerous controls were moved
from the old panels and from
the DDC-3 computer to the new
panels and new DDC-4 com-
puter while some of the units
were kept on stream. Another
unit (D2) had to be tied
into the new system during a
limited time while the unit was
down.

Lago is the first in the Exxon
organization to undertake such

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New furnace stack of Pipestills 5 and 6 nearing completion.
Schoorsteen nobo pa fornu di Pipestills 5 y 6 biniendo cla.

Schoorsteen di Concreet Mas Halto
Di Refineria Ta pa Pipestills 5 y 6

Saliendo mas ariba over di
otro estructuranan halto den
refineria e dianan aki ta e
schoorsteen recientemente com-
pleta di forno pa Pipestillnan
No. 5 y 6. Cu un haltura di 350



cu vacantie, a yega aki ariba un vuelo fleta.

pia, esaki ta e di siete schoor-
teen di concreet den refineria
y esun di mas halto.

Construccion di e schoorsteen
pa forno aki a cuminza tempran
e anja aki door di Tileman &
Company di Londres como parti
di e Projecto di Reemplazamento
di Forno Petrochem di Pipestill-
nan No. 5 y 6 cerca di e camin-
da di refineria parti noord. Un
grupo di contratista di nuebe per-
sona a construyele, trahando for
di un baki di net di waya di staal
cual parce un renchi y cual ta-
bata move bai ariba segun e
trabao tabata progresa.

Un total di 2100 ton di con-
creet a ser basha pa e schoor-
steen grandi aki - incluyendo pa
e fundeshi - cual a ser construi
den 47 etapa, usando barra di
staal y formaleta pa soporte y
reforzamento. E es ructura tin
un furu refractorio di 4% duim
pa 9 duim diki for di e dos en-
tradanan di "flue gas” te nae

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

Editor: A. Werleman

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Il Exhibition of Popular Arts
Excels in Number of Participants

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Assoc. Editor: Miss L. |. de Lange

Photographer: J. M. de Cuba
Printed by: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.

Refinery’s Highest Concrete Stack

Built for Pipestills

Towering over other high
structures in the refinery these
days is the recently completed
common furnace stack for
Nos. 5 and 6 Pipestills. At a
height of 350 feet, this is the
seventh concrete stack in the
refinery and the tallest one.

Construction of this smoke-
stack began early this year by
Tileman and Company of Lon-
don as part of the Petrochem
Furnace Replacement Project
of Nos. 5 and 6 Pipestill units
near the north refinery road. A
contractor's crew of nine erect-
ed it, working from a ring-like
steel wire mesh cage which was
moved upward as the work pro-
gressed.

A total of 2100 tons of con-

crete was poured for the huge
stack - including the foundation
- which was built in 47 stages,
using steel rods and steel forms
for support and reinforcement.
The structure has a 41% to 9 inch
thick refractory lining from the
flue gas inlets to the top.
At every 30 feet interval there
are “windows” in the stack for
ventilation. The base measures
26 feet in diameter, while the
upper portion is 22% feet in
diameter.

Nos. 5 and 6

construction of a con-
crete structure instead of the
usual steel has several advant-
ages, the most important one
being that it is sturdier and can
stand higher. In the case of this
stack, the smoke emanating
from it will be dispersed higher
in the sky, thus reducing conta-
mination and subsequent dete-
rioration of other neighboring
units downwind.

Other concrete stacks at
Lago are two at No. 1 Power-
house, the No. 2 Powerhouse
stack, the V2AR furnace stack,
the recently completed V3AR
furnace stack, all of which are
300 ft. high, and the HDS-II flare
stack which is 325 ft. tall.

The refinery's tallest stack
which was coated with dum-dum
(a thick —paste-like —_— paint)
to protect its wall, will serve
the Nos. F-501 and F-601 crude
furnaces of the revamped units,
the new heat exchangers and
pumps, and the units’ new sub-
station, when Pipestills 5 & 6
are put into operation in May
1974.

Charged with the stack pro-
ject was Esso Research Field
Engineer Dave Schmehr.

Up to the closing period for
registration on October 12 (ex-
tended from Oct. 1) over 200
persons of age 18 and up have
entered their names for partici-
pation in the Ill Exhibition of
Popular Arts. This exhibition is
again organized under direct-
ion of Hubert Booi, Head of
the Department of Culture &
Education in Aruba.

This record number compares
with 125 amateur artists who sub-
mitted 309 works of art in 1971
and 148 participants who turn-
ed in 435 projects in 1972. Over
500 entries are expected to be
on display in this year’s exhibi-
tion.

The works of art,
include _ paintings,
handicrafts, needleworks or
other artistic creations, were
turned in to the Department of
Culture & Education on Iraus-
quin Plaza in Oranjestad during
the month of October.

which
sculptures,

Recognizing the growing in-
terest in this cultural exhibition,
several prizes have been made
available by the local merchants
in addition to the three first
prizes donated by Lago (Fls.
500, Fils. 250, and Fils 150).
The exhibition will be held In
Sociedad Bolivariana from No-
vember 10 to 18.

Thomas A. Tromp of Mechanical - Cleanout receives his 25-year

service watch from Marciano Angela, C&T /Facilities Division Su-

perintendent, in the presence of Mechanical Supervisor Ireno C.

Schwengle. Mr. Tromp celebrated his anniversary on Oct. 17.

Acting Mechanical Manager Joe R. Carroll (I) presents 25-year ser-
vice watches on October 12 to Francisco H. Croes of Machinist &
Central Tool Room, and (in center) to Jose R. Maduro of Construc-
tion & Turnaround/Facilities Division. They celebrated their anni-
versary in September. In right picture, Process Manager T.R. Burton

(r) hands service watch to Victorlano L. Ras of Oil Movements Divi-

sion, Floating Equipment. Looking on are Oll Movements Division

Superintendent A. Genser (I) and Mario Agunbero, Tug Harbour

Maintenance Supervisor. The presentation took place on the tug
dock.


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November 2, 1973

ARUBA ESSO NEWS





Listening to the opening remarks of Fuels Division Superintendent
Joe R. Carroll (r) are the Process Supervisory Course participants.

Eleven Foremen Receive Up-To-Date,
2-Day Process Supervisory Course

On two consecutive Mondays
- October 8 and 15 - eleven
foremen in the Process Depart-
ment attended a Process Super-
visory Course in the Adminis-
tration Building.

The course, which is to keep
these Process supervisors
abreast of the company’s re-
cent refinery operations, was
conducted eight hours on each
day in Classroom 2.

It officially began at 7 a.m.
on October 8 with a brief intro-
duction by Process - Fuels Di-
vision Superintendent Joe R.
Carroll.

The subjects and instructors
of the 16-hour course were as
follows: Handling Procedures of
Disciplinary Cases (Carlos Z. de
Cuba, Training Adviser); The
Role of the Shift Foreman at
Lago (Norman I. Salas, Process
Foreman - Refining Operations
Center and Light Ends): Econo-
mics of Unit Operations (Walter
J. Eldredge, TOA Supervising
Engineer in Technical - Crude
& Products Coordination); Blend-
ing Operation of Raw Products
to Saleable Products (Camillo J.
Maduro, Coordination Associate
in Technical - Crude & Products
Coordination), Lago’s Operations
Post HDS-II (Paul Goldberg, TOA
Sr. Engineer, and Wim van Loon,

Engineer, both of Technical -
Planning & Project Develop-
ment); and Effective Report

Writing (Dufi Kock, HDS Train-
ing Coordinator).

Attending the classes were
shift foreman Benny E. Alders
and Agrepino Maduro from Fuels
Division, Frits Maduro, Angel
A. Martilia, Marco E. Donata, A.
Benny Dijkhoff and Simon A. We-
ver (Process Foreman) from the
Refining Operations Center and
Lights Ends (formerly Light Hy-
drocarbons Division), Andresito
Croes from HDS-II and H. Tom-
my Arends, Francisco Boekhoudt
and Otilio Franken from HDS-I.

Scuchando palabranan di apertura di Fuels Division Superintendent
Joe R. Carroll (dr) ta participantenan di e curso supervisorlo.

Walt Eldredge discusses Econo-
mics of Unit Operations.
Walt Eldredge ta papia tocante
di Economia di Operacion di
Planta.

Diez-Un Foreman Ta Sigi Curso

Supervisorio di Proceso Actual =

Ariba dos Dialuna consecu-
tivo - October 8 y 15 - diez-un
foreman den Process Depart-
ment a atende un curso Super-
visorio di Proceso den Admi-
nistration Building.

E curso, cual ta pa tene e su-
pervisornan di proceso al cor-
riente di Compania su mas re+
ciente operacionnan den refine-
ria, a ser duna durante ocho
hora ariba cada dia den Klas
2 di e Edificio di Administracion.
El a cuminza oficialmente pa
7'or di mainta ariba October 8
cu un breve introduccion di Joe
R. Carroll, Superintendente di
Fuels Division den Process De-
partment.

E topiconan y e instructornan
di e curso di 16 hora tabata lo
siguiente: Procedimiento di Tra-
tamento di Casonan Disciplina-
rio (Carlos Z. de Cuba, Training
Adviser); E Tarea di un Shift

Foreman na Lago (Norman I.
Salas, Process Foreman di Re-
fining Operations Center and
Light Ends) Economianan di
Operacion di Unidad (Walter J.
Eldredge, TOA, Supervising En-
gineer den Technical - Crude &
Products Coordination); Opera-
cion cdi Mezclamentonan di Pro-
ductonan Crudo pa Producto-
nan Vendible (Camilo J. Ma-
duro, Coordination Associate den
Technical - Crude & Products
Coordination); Lago su Opera-
cionnan despues di HDS-Ill
(Paul Goldberg, TOA Sr. Engin-
eer, y Wim van Loon, Ingeniero,
tur dos di Technical - Planning
& Project Development); y Skir-
bimento Eficaz di Rapportnan
(Dufi Kock, HDS Training Coor-
dinator).

Esnan cu a atende e lesnan
tabata shift furemannan Benny
E. Alders y Agrepino Maduro di



Norman Salas explains the Role
of the Shift Foreman at Lago.

Norman Salas ta_ splica e
Tarea di un Shift Foreman na
Lago.




eae.”

Wim van Loon n (l) and Paul Gold-
berg in joint discussion.
Wim van Loon (r) y Paul Gold-
berg hunto den un discusion.



Fuels Division, Frits Maduro,
Angel A. Martilia, Marco E. Do-
nata, A. Benny Dijkhoff y Simon
A. Wever (Process Foreman) di
Refining Operations Center and
Light Ends (anteriormente Light
Hydrocarbons Division), Andre-
sito Croes di HDS-II y H. Tom-
my Arends, Francisco Boek-
houdt y Otilio Franken di HDS-I.




ARUBA ESSO NEWS

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fi

Huge crane and barge assist in aan No. 3 Finger Pier
turnaround.

Grua y "barge” grandi ta yuda den revision di Finger
Pier No. 3.

Since’s Lago’s three Finger
Piers were modernized in 1968,
and the West Pier was recon-
structed in 1970, they have
greatly facilitated and speeded
up tanker movements in the La-
go Harbor. To assure maximum
performance of these mooring
and loading facilities, a tho-
rough inspection is conducted
on them more or less every five
years.

As a result of a survey by La-
go's Equipment Inspection
Group early this year, the work
for repairing, replacing, remov-
ing or painting of piping, struc-
tures, electrical facilities on Fin-
ger Piers 1 and 3 and the West
Pier was awarded to contractor
George Wimpey and Co., Ltd. of
London.

The turnaround of Finger Pier
No. 1, which started in June,
was completed on July 17, 1973.
Recently, Wimpey with Wescar
as subcontractor, finished their
work on Finger Pier No. 3,
which was returned to service
on September 12. Finger Pier
No. 2 was not handled this time,
as it underwent a_ turnaround
last year. At present, the West
Pier, which was taken out of
service on September 13, is
back in service following exten-
sive repair work.

Handling a job of this magni-
tude required 140 men, includ-
ing Lago and contractor's per-





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Nick” Ecury, Regional Supervisor in Mechanical - Con-
g struction & Turnaround/Facilities,
aspects of the pier turnaround with Rick Bowman
(TOA), an Auditor in Comptroller's, and Fred Relton, of
George Wimpey & Co., of London.
“Nick” Ecury, Regional Supervisor den Mechanical -
Construction & Turnaround/Facilities, ta papia tocante
di e varios aspectonan di e revisionnan di pier cu Rick
Bowman (TOA), un auditor den Comptroller's y Fred

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Periodic Turnaround of Company Piers Ensures
Improved Ship Handling in San Nicolas Harbor

sonnel, who utilized such heavy,
equipment as a barge with a
Lima crane of 100-ton capacity
and a 100-ft. boom, tractors, pile
drivers and extractors. The
mechanical work on all three
piers mainly involved repairs or
renewal of shore piping to the
pier manifold, cleaning and re-
pairing loading and discharge
lines, fire water lines and drain-
ing lines. Work on the pier
structures called for renewal, re-
placement or repair to beams,
platforms, supports, stairways,
fenders, car pullers and quick-
release mooring hooks.

In addition to electrical work,
which covered replacement or
renovation of anti-corrosive de-
vices (anodes) and _ installation
of new mercury vapor lamps, all
newly installed piping and struc-
tures were painted with Rustban
191 and finished with Vapalon.
a highly anti-corrosive, protect-
ive paint.

One of the most difficult tasks
of the turnaround was the lift-
ing of the Finger Pier No. 1 and
3 loading arms from their posi-
tion for inspection and repair.
Each of the 17-ton, 70-ft. long
octopus-like loading arm struc-
tures, which are hydraulically
operated, had to be brought
back in top condition through
adjustment and lubrication. Four
of these at Finger Pier No. 1
were repaired. But the most ar-

duous job was the replacement
of the central jointed part of
one of the loading arm assem-
bly at Finger Pier No. 1, which
included the removal of the out-
board arm and other related ac-
cessories. This highly technical
job was possible through the
crane with a high-lifting and
long-reach capacity installed on
the barge.

Besides the regular repair
work recently completed, the
main job on the West Pier re-
quired the driving of 34 steel
piles under existing structure of
the walkway for the construction
of a completely new fendering
system. This consists of buffers
with 4%4 inch thick rubber to
absorb the impact of mooring
ships. The 400-ft. long and 6-ft.
wide walkway begins at the
shore and connects the loading
rack to the two concrete cell
platforms on each side. To car-
ry out this job, approximately
twenty precast concrete slabs
had to be removed through the
use of a crane and barge.

The piles were driven into
the ground and were welded
to a steel structure by a crew
of about 20 workmen working
in two shifts.

The West Pier turnaround was
completed last week and is now
again in optimum condition to

(Continued on page 8)





Night Shift Coordinator Adrian |
stands over pipe banks.

Night Shift Coordinator Adrian |
ta aki ariba linja di tuberiz

Above, progress is underway on t 9

job required twer

Ariba, trabao ta den progreso ari tr;

trabao aki a requeri bin
t Pier, Planner Simon
ison (standing), Field
E.1.S. Inspector Philip
the pliers undergoing

1 di West Pier, Plan-
esto Richardson (pa-
n Fat y E.L.S. Inspec-
lapanan di e piernan

‘ring system at the West Pier. This
ork in two shifts.

nobo di defensa na West Pier. E
trahando den dos warda.

agineering Associate Allan Temple

reviews pier blueprints.
agineering Associate Allan Temple
ta repasa mapanan di pier.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

One of the two-ton concrete slabs is carefully lifted
from the walkway to permit work on the steel structure.
Uno di e planchanan di concreet di dos ton ta ser hiza
cu cuidao aki pa permiti trabao ariba e estructura.

Small boats, as seen in the foreground, and frogmen handle
the work under the steel structures of West Pier.
Botonan chikito, manera esun aki dilanti, y buzadornan ta

traha ariba e estructuranan di staal di West Pier.

Revision General Cada Tempo di Lago su Wafnan
Ta Sigura Mehor Trafico den Haaf di San Nicolas

Desde cu Lago su tres Finger
Piernan a keda moderniza na
1968, y e West Pier a worde re-
construi na 1970, nan a facilita
y a acelera altamente movemen-
to di tankeronan den haf di La-
go. Pa sigura e mehor eficacia
den uso di e_ facilidadnan
aki pa traca y carga bapornan,
un inspeccion profundo ta tuma
lugar ariba nan mas of menos
cada cinco anja.

Como resultado di un inspec-
cion di parti di Lago su Grupo
pa Inspecciona Equipo na cu-
minzamento di e anja aki, e
trabao di drecha, remplaza, kita
of verf tuberia, estructuranan,
facilidadnan eléctrico na Finger-
piernan 1 y 3, y West Pier tam-
be, a worde duna na contratista
George Wimpey & Co. Ltd. di
Londen na Juni.

Revision general di Finger
Pier No. 1, cual a cuminza na
Juni a keda cla dia 17 di Juli
1973. Recientemente Wimpey,
cu Wescar como nan contratis-
ta, a caba cu nan trabao ariba
Finger Pier No. 3, cual a bai
bek den servicio dia 12 di Sep-
tember. E biaha aki nan no a
toca Finger Pier No. 2, ya cu el
a worde revisa completamente
anja pasa. Actualmente West
Pier, cual a worde saca for di
servicio dia 13 di September, ta
bek den servicio despues di ho-
pi trabao di drechamento.

Pa haci un trabao asina gran-
di manera esaki tabatin mester

di 140 homber, inclusive traha-
dornan di Lago y di contratista-
nan, kende a usa equipo pisa
manera un lancha cu ariba djé
un griéa Lima cu capacidad di
hiza 100 ton y un braza di 100
pia, tractornan, mashin pa bati
pilar di staal den tera y extrac-
tornan.

Trabao mecanico ariba tur
tres e piernan a inclui mas par-
ti drecha of renoba tuberia na
costa, manifold di tubonan, lim-
pia y drecha tubonan pa carga
y descarga bapornan, tubonan
pa awa di paga candela y tubo-
nan pa tira awa afor. Trabao
ariba estructuranan di e waf a
envolve renobacion, remplaza-
mento of drechamento di biga-
nan, plataforma, soportenan, tra-
pinan, fendernan y haaknan pa
traca bapor cual por los facil-
mente.

Fuera di trabao di electricidad,
cual a cubri cambiamento of
renoba aparatonan contra coro-
sion (anodonan) y tambe insta-
lacion di luznan nobo cu bulb
di vapor di mercurio, tur tube-
ria y estructuranan nobo cu a
keda instalaé a ser geverf cu
Rustban 191 y cubri cu un capa
final di Vapalon, un sorto di
verf cu ta duna proteccion con-
tra corosion di un manera efi-
caz.

Un di e trabaonan mas dificil
di e revision general tabata di
hiza e brazanan di tubo pa car-
ga bapor ariba Finger Piernan

1 y 3 for di nan lugar, pa in-
specciona y drecha nan. Cada
un di e estructuranan cu ta car-
ga e brazanan di tubo pa carga
bapor ta pisa 17 ton, nan braza
di 70 pia ta parce braza di oc-
topus y nan ta worde movi hi-
draulicamente. Nan tur mester
a worde poni bek den nan mi-
hor condicion door di ahusta y
zeta nan. Cuater di nan na Fin-
ger Pier No. 1 a worde drecha.
Pero e trabao di mas pisa ta-
bata remplaza e parti di meimei
di un di e brazanan di tubo na
Fing2r Pier No. 1, cual a inclui
kita afor e braza cu ta keda
parti pafor y otro acesorionan
cu ta pertenece na djé. E tra-
bao aki di un naturaleza masha
técnico tabata posibel cu e
grua cu por a hiza carga na
gran altura, y por a alcanza e
carga na gran distancia cual ta-
bata monta ariba e lancha.
Fuera di trabaonan regular di
drechamento cual a bin cla re
cientemente, e trabao principal
ariba West Pier a requeri bati-
mento di 34 pilar bao di e es-
tructura cu tey caba pa hende
cana ariba, pa asina construo un
sistema henteramente nobo di
defensanan. E sistema aki ta
consisti di blokkinan di rubber
41%, duim diki pa wanta e golpi-
nan di bapornan ora nan ta tra-
ca. E lugar pa hende cana cual
ta 400 pia largo y 6 pia hanchu,
ta cuminza na tera, y ta conec-
(Continua na pag. 8)


E segundo piso, di e ala no-
bo, di Refining Operations Cen-
ter (ROC) ta ser equipa cu pa-
nelnan di control pa tur unidad-
nan di HDS-I y HDS-II, incluyen-
do e tres plantanan di Hidroge-
no. Den tur, binti-tres unidad
di HDS eventualmente lo haya
nan panelnan den e seccion
nobo door di e consolidacion.

Trabao a principia na Augus-
tus pa conecta e promer unidad
(Naphtha Stabilizer - N1AR) na
e computador DDC-4 nobo, cual
lo bai controla tur unidadnan di
HDS excepto e Plantanan Hi-
drogeno. E unidad chikito aki
tambe a sirbi como un "proef-
konijn” pa tur e otro unidadnan
cu lo ser conecta den e sistema
nobo. Trabao a sigui desde e
tempo pa pasa over e control-
nan di panel di plantanan HDS-
| for di e original sala di control
di refineria den e segundo piso
bieuw pa e segundo piso nobo.
E cambio aki a progresa te tal

Blaine Nelson is responsible for
sceftware modifications.

Those coordinating the HDS computer control

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Control di Tur Unidad HDS Ta Ser
Consolida den Ala Nobo di ROC

punto awor cu ocho unidad di
HDS-1 ya a ser movi pa e ala
nobo. E unidadnan aki ta: Ke-
rosene Hydrofiner (KH), Naph-
tha Stabilizer (N1), e Naphtha
Hydrofiner nobo di HDS-II (N2),
e sistema di Distribucion di Com-
bustible Liquido (P1), e MEA
Regeneration Units 1 y 2 (M1 y
M2), e Fuel Gas Scrubber (FS),
y mas_ recientemente e Heavy
Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrofiner (D2).

Considerando e cantidad di
stacion di control, e unidad mas
grandi te awor ariba e panel-
nan den e ala nobo ta Unidad
D2 y esun mas chikito ta e FS
unit.

Hunto cu e consolidacion di e
sistema di control nobo pa HDS,
un adicion nobo na e Sistema
Digital pa Indica Temperatura
(Herco) a ser instala. Tres sta-
cion remoto nobo a ser agrega.
E tres stacionnan nobo aki plus
un stacion existente a ser reor-
ganiza den un sistema pa leza

Jacinto Werleman is ROC’s
Computer Operator.

consolidation in

ROC’s new wing are (I to r) Paul Shelton, Wim Diaz, Felix Bikker.

Coordinadornan pa e consolidacion di control pa computador di

HDS den e seccion nobo di ROC ta (r pa d) Paul Shelton, Wim Diaz
y Felix Bikker.

Jose Donata (left) and Maximo
Feliciano checking control sta-
tions on various panels.

indicacion di temperatura pa tur
tres unidad di Hidrogeno y e
otro unidadnan di HDS-! y Il.
Notable den e trabao di con-
solidacion aki ta e hecho cu nu-
meroso controlnan a ser trans-
lada for di e panelnan bieuw y
for di e computador DDC-3 pa
e@ panelnan nobo y e computa-
dor DDC-4 nobo mientras algun
di e unidadnan a keda operan-
do. Un otro unidad (D2) mes-
ter a ser conecta den e sistema
nobo durante un periodo limita
mientras e unidad tabata for di
servicio. Lago ta e promer den
organizacion di Exxon pa em-
prende un cambio asina dificil
y complica mientras e plantanan
ta corriendo. Tambe cu start-
mento di e unidadnan di HDS-!
na 1971, Refineria di Lago tabata
di promer cu_ startmento bao
control di computador.
Terminacion na tempo di cada
elemento di e consolidacion ta
requeri esfuerzo excepcional di
un cantidad limita di tecniconan
di instrumento cu ta disponible.
E trabao pa e cambio di e pa-
nelnan di control di computa-
dor for di e seccion bieuw pa e
ala nobo y instalacion di panel-
nan nobo pa HDS-Il ta ser co-

November 2, 1973

Alfredo Barefio (left), and Angel
Rasmijn make numerous con-
nections on wall boxes.

ordinaé door di Paul Shelton,
Felix Bikker, y Wim Diaz y ta
ser ehecuta pa Tecniconan di
Instrument Jose Donata, Lucas
Geerman, Angel Rasmijn, Alfre-
do Barefio, Maximo Feliciano,
cu Jacinto Werleman como Ope-
rador di Computador y Blaine
Nelson kende a percura pa mo-
dificacionnan necesario di equl-
po computador.

E proyecto general, cual ta
programa pa terminacion pa mi-
tar di 1974, ta bao direccion di
George Stankiewicz.

Schoorsteen

(Continua di pag 1)
top. Na cada 30 pia tin "'benta-
nanan” den e schoorsteen pa
ventilacion. E base tin un medi-
da di 26 pia rond, mientras cu
e parti mas ariba ta 22% pia
den diameter.

E construccion di un estruc-
tura di concreet en vez di e
staal comun tin varios ventaha,
esun mas importante ta cu e ta
mas fuerte y por ser traha mas
halto. Den caso di e schoor-
steen aki, e huma cual ta sali
for di dje lo por ser plama mas
halto den aire, asina reducien-

(Continua na pagina 7)

HDS Control Consolidated

(Continued from Page 1)

change-over with on-stream
units. Also with the startup of
the HDS-I units in 1971, Lago
Refinery was the first with com-
puter controlled startups. Time-
ly completion of each element
of the consolidation has requir-
ed exceptional effort from the
limited number of instrument
technicians available.

The work for the change-over
of the computer control panels
from the old section to the new
wing and installation of new pa-

nels for HDS-Il is coordinated
by Paul Shelton, Felix Blkker
and Wim Diaz and performed by
Instrument Technicians Jose Do-
nata, Lucas Geerman, Angel
Rasmijn, Alfredo Barefio, Maxi-
mo Feliciano, with Jacinto Wer-
leman as Computer Operator
‘and Blaine Nelson providing
necessary software modifica-
tions.

The overall project, which is
scheduled for completion by
mid-1974, is under direction of
George Stanklewlcz.


November 2, 1973 ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Lago Hosts Group of Management Members, Service Emblem Recipients and Wives

Vice President LeRoy Johnston (I) poses with Mechanical Depart- Gregorio Dania (25) of Medical - Laboratory Is flanked here by Mr.
ment service award recipients: Francisco M. de Cuba (30), Egidio Johnston and Medical Director, Dr. G. G. Hendrickson. At right, Mr.
Geerman (25), Rosendo A. Colina (25), with acting Mechanical Ma- Johnston with William J. E. Wilson (25) of Industrial Services - Se-
nager Joe R. Carroll and Sixto Franken (30) and Johan Nogera (30). curity Section, and Industrial Services Administrator Wim Brinkman.

Mr. Johnston (I) and Process Manager Ted R. Burton (far right) and Process Department service

watch recipients: Dominico Kelly, Rene F. Medonne, Pablo Tromp, Juan C. Croes, Joaquin J. Giel, Da-

niel A. Schmidt, Marco Krozendijk, Godwin M. V. James, Raymundo R. Rasmijn. In the foreground
are Eugenio Damian, Erwin L. Tujeehut and Ralph C. Huntington.

| Schoorsteen |

(Continua di pagina 6)
do contaminacion cual por cau-
sa danjamento di e otro unidad-
nan den vecindario.

Otro schoorsteennan di con-
creet na Lago ta dos cu tin na
Powerhouse No. 1, uno na Po-
werhouse No. 2, e schoorsteen
di forno di V2AR, y di V3AR, tur
cu haltura di 300 pia, y e "flare
stack” di HDS-II cual ta 325 pia
halto.

E schoorsteen mas halto den
refineria, cual a ser cubri cu
dum-dum (un verf diki manera
un pasta), lo sirbi forno
F-501 y F-601 di Pipestillnan
5 y 6 y lo ser poni den servicio
na Mei 1974.

Encarga cu e proyecto tabata
Field Engineer di Esso Research
Dave Schmehr.

After dinner, the guests have occasion for dancing to the music of | The Grupo Folklorico Arubiano (I) and Bailaruba Dance groups per-
Impacto Musical. Also on hand with typical Antillian music was the formed at the Esso Club, where over 350 guests attended the party.

Conhunto Folklorico Antillano.

They danced such numbers as the mazurka, tumba and samba.


Te na e fecha di clausura pa
registracion ariba October 12
(cual periodo a ser extendi di
Oct. 1). mas cu 200 persona di 18
anja di edad of mas a inscribf
nan nomber pa participa den e
Ill Exhibicion di Arte Popular. E
exhibicion atrobe ta organiza
bao direccion di Hubert Booi,
Hefe di Departamento di Cultu-
ra y Educacion.

E cantidad aki ta compara cu
125 artista amateur kende a
presenta 309 trabao di arte na
1971 y 148 paticipantes cu a
manda aden 435 proyectos na
1972. Mas cu 500 obra ta ser
spera e anja aki.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

II1 Exhibicion di Arte Popular
Ta Sobresali den Participantes

E gran cantidad di trabaonan
di arte, cual ta inclui pinturas,
esculturas, obra di man, panja
borda of otro creacionnan at-
tistico, a ser manda pa Depar-
tamento di Cultura y Educacion
na Irausquin Plaza na Oranie-
stad durante luna di October.

Reconociendo e interes cre-
ciente den e exhibicion cultural
aki, varios premios a ser pont
disponible door di comercian-
tes local, fuera di e tres promer
premionan cu Lago ta regala
(Fls. 500, Fils. 250 y Fils. 150).
E exhibicion lo ser tenf den So-
ciedad Bolivariana for di No-
vember 10 pa 18.

The only Lago employee ever to shake hands with Prime Minister

Chou-en-Lai of the People’s Republic of China is Gilberto Croes of

Process - Oil Movements. The occasion was the closing banquet

given at Peking in honor of the participants of the Asian-African-

Latin American Table Tennis Friendship Invitational Tournament
held in September this year.

|

aed

(Continua di pagina 5)
ta e estructura pa tubonan di
carga bapor cu e plataforma di
concreto cu ta keda na cada
banda. Pa por haci e trabao ey,
mester a kita binti planchanan

|

di concreto uzando e grua ariba
un lancha.

E pilarnan a worde bat! den
suela y nan a worde geweld na
e estructura di staal door di un
grupo di 20 trahador trahando

November 2, 1973

“nk A Cu aa

Pt

Mr. Hubert Booi and one of his assistants, Miss Ena Vrolljk of the
Department of Culture & Education, admire some of the many art
works and handicrafts received for the exhibition.

Aloe oven and typical Aruban country house worked out In detall.

Pier Turnaround

(Continued from page 4)

continue handling tankers of up
to 30,000 DWT.

The contract for the pier turn-
around was initiated by Allan
Temple, a Sr. Engineering Asso-
ciate in Mechanical-Project En-
gineering Division, who also di-
rected all the engineering de-
sign and execution thereof.

Responsible for the Pier Turn-

Another member of the Aruba delegation, Antonio Koolman of Comptrolle’s (I) and Giberto Croes,
Aruba’s delegation leader, show an unusual 71/2 ft. long photograph, taken in one single shot with a

special scanning lens, on which all tournament participants and officials, numbering over 1000 people,
appear. Each participant received one as a souvenir.

Revision General di Wafnan

dos warda.

E trabao ariba West Pier a ke-
da cla siman pasa y awor atro-
be e ta den su mihor condi-
cion pa sigi atende cu tankero-
nan te 30,000 tonelada. E con-

around were Coordinator R. N.
D. ("Nick”) Ecury, Planner Simon
Q. Oduber, Field Engineer Eddy
Tjin Kon Fat, Night Shift Coor-
dinator Adrian Leslie and Expe-
diter Ernesto Richardson of
Mechanical-Construction & Turn-
around/Facilities; E.I.S. Inspec-
tor Phillip De Souza, and from
Process Department: Francisco
Britten, Lorenzo Lamper, Dufi
Trimon and Dominico Kelly un-
der the overall coordination of
R. E ("Morley") Marks.

tract pa e revision di e piernan
a ser inicia door di Allan Temple,
un Sr. Engineer Associate den
Mechanical-Project Engineering
Division.

Cu revision general di wafnan
tabata encarga coordinador R.
N. D. "Nick" Ecury, Planner Si-
mon Q. Oduber, ingeniero na si-
tio di trabao Eddy Tjin Kon Fat,
coordinador di wardanan di
anochi Adrian Leslie y Expedi-
dor Ernesto Richardson di Mech-
anical — construccion y revi-
sionnan general, Facilidadnan;
Inspector di Equipo Philip de
Souza, y di departamento Pro-
cess: Francisco Britten, L. Lam-
per, Dufi Trimon y Dominico
Kelly bao coordinacion general
di R. E. "Morley" Marks.





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