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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles



VOL. 35 - No. 8

April 19, 1974





Island Deputy of Education Guillermo Trinidad inaugurates the Aru-
ba Science Fair exhibition at the Sociedad Bolivariana April 2.
Diputado di Educacion Guillermo Trinidad ta inaugura e exhibicion
di Feria Cientifica Arubano na Sociedad Bolivariana April 2.

Diez-Tres Estudiantes Ta Comparti

Premionan den

Cuarenta y ocho estudiantes
representando ‘cinco school a
exhibi un total di 24 proyecto
den e reciente Feria Cientifica
Arubano patrocina pa Lago. E
exhibicion a ser teni na Socie-
dad Bolivariana na Oranjestad
for di April 2 — 7.

E ceremonia di apertura, na
cual representantes di Gobierno,
Lago, e schoolnan, y un grupo
di estudiantes tabata presente,
a inclui un discurso di Presiden-
te interino di Aruba Science Fair
Sr. R. Altman di Martin Luther
King School, kende a pone en-
fasis ariba e calidad di e pro-
yectonan na exhibicion y e tem-
po y esfuerzo di estudiantenan
pa prepara nan. E siguiente
oradornan tabata Hefe interino
di D.O.W. Virgilio Kock y Hefe di
Telefoondienst Sr. H. J. Wesse-
ling, ambos miembros di Jurado.
Cada uno na su turno a anuncia
€ ganadornan den e categoria-
nan individual y di grupo y a fe-
licita e estudiantenan pa nan in-
teres den desaroya nan talento-
nan cientifico.

Despues cu Diputado di Edu-
cacion Guillermo Trinidad a ser

Feria Cientifica

yama adilanti pa Sr. Altman pa
corta e cinta, e Feria Cientifica
Arubano a ser declara oficial-
mente habri pa publico.

Tres proyecto di grupo y tres
proyecto individual a ser otorga
premionan pa e jurado cual a
inclui Ir. T. K. Oei, Hefe di WEB,
Dr. A. A. M. ter Rahe, Especia-
lista di Nanishi, Orea y Gargan-

(Continua na pag. 4)

Thirteen Students Share Honors
As Winners in Aruba Science Fair

Forty-eight students represent-
ing five schools displayed a to-
tal of 24 projects in the recent
Lago-sponsored Aruba Science
Fair. The exhibition was held
at the Sociedad Bolivariana Club
in Oranjestad from April 2 — 7.

The opening ceremony, which
was attended by representatives
of the Government, Lago, the
schools, and a group of stu-
dents, included a speech by act-
ing Aruba Science Fair Chair-
man R. Altman of the Martin Lu-
ther King School, who stressed
the quality of the projects on
display and the students’ time
and efforts in preparing them.
The next speakers were Acting
Head of the Public Works De-
partment Virgilio Kock and Head
of the Telephone Department H.
J. Wesseling, both jury mem-
bers. Each took turns to announ-
ce the winners in the individual

and group categories and con-
gratulated the students for their
interest in developing their
scientific talents.

After Island Deputy of Educa-
tion Guillermo Trinidad was call-
ed upon by Mr. Altman to cut
the ribbon, the Aruba Science
Fair was officially declared open
to the public.

Three group projects and
three individual projects were
awarded prizes by the jury which
included Ir. T. K. Oei, Head of
the Government's Public Utili-
ties, Dr. A. A. M. ter Rahe, Ear,
Nose and Throat Specialist, in
addition to Messrs. Kock and
Wesseling. The criteria and point
system used in judging the pro-
jects emphasized creativity and
scientific knowledge of the sub-
ject.

(Continued on page 5)

Bearing Awor Ta Dura Mucho Mas
Usando Lubricacion “Oil Mist”

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

Fuel Gas Under Pressure in Spheres
Now Controlled by Butane Vaporizer

Over the past decade several
typical Lago landmarks have
vanished from the refinery scene
to make room for modern facili-
ties. As new structures gradually
arose on the refinery skyline, old
and obsolete units disappeared
to tranform the Company into
the more streamlined and so-
phisticated oil industry it is now.

One particular, familiar sight
in the tankfarms which is also
doomed to pass into history are
four fuel gas spheres, numbered
196-199, located southwest of
the Lago Heights Gate. These

57-ft. in diameter globes, or
“footballs” as they have been
referred to by island residents
and visitors alike, for years stood
out among other tanks because
of their unusual shape. Now,
because of deterioration and to
keep up with modern standards,
the time has come for them to
go.

Built in 1929, these spheres
served as reservoirs to maintain
fuel gas from the Fuel Gas
Scrubber Unit under pressure
for the refinery furnaces. After

(Continued on page 2)

"lubricacion cu oil mist’ meho-
ra-pa bearing di pompnan, mo-
tornan y turbina chiquito cual ta
draai na velocidad te 3600 revo-
lucion pa minuto. Ademas di ta
wanta e peso di e rotornan, e
bearing mester soporta vibra-
cionnan, cayente y miliones di
revolucion di e as den solamen-
te un dia di operacion.

E sistema nobo di lubricacion
ta percura pa e bearing ta ha-
ya un fluho suave y constante di
azeta limpi y na temperatura
abao, mientras presion di aire
di refineria y generadornan di oil
mist ta ser usa.

E sistema nobo di lubricacion
pa promer bez a ser instala ari-
ba 2200 pompnan, motornan y
turbina ‘chiquito den henter refi-
neria desde 1971. E resultado-
nan despues di tres anja di ope-
racion tabata masha satisfacto-

(Continua na pag. 7)



ARWB

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
‘Aruba, Netherlands Aniiies

Editor : A. Werleman -

Photographer : J.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Co-Editor : Miss L. |. de Lange
M. de Cuba

Printed by : Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerljen N.V.

Safety Hat Usa Awendia Ta Bini

Di Helm di Bataya den Pasado

“sombré duro” ta un bista
eae awendia rond di cual-
kier lugar di construccion, sitio-
nan caminda tin trabaonan di
drilmento of den mina y den re-
fineria. Pero bistimento di
“helm” na trabao ta un costum-
ber comparativamente nobo.

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

Pero tabata te despues di pro-
mer Guerra Mundial cu E. Bul-
lard di San Francisco a traha e
Ppromer sombré duro — un som-
bré pa resisti golpi — pa ser usa
den industria. Tabata te na an-
janan 1930, sinembargo, cu el a
cuminza ser realmente accepta
door di e firmanan grandi di fa-
bricacion y construccion.

Awendia, bistimento di un
sombré di seguridad ta e mehor
proteccion pa cabez y ta un exi-
gencia den lugarnan di refineria
manera di nos.

Sinembargo, e Promer teola

Nowadays a safety hat is a must”

ployees as well as contractor p

Awendia un "safety hat” ta obligatorio den refineria.

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

April 19, 1974

Raymond F. Laurence (r), Chief Construction Coordinator in Process-

HDS Division, is congratulated by President J. M. Ballenger who

hands him his 30-year service award on his anniversary April 10.

Raymond F. Laurence (dr), Chief Construction Coordinator den Pro-

cess - HDS Division, ta ser felicita aki door di President J. M. Bal-

lenger kende ta entreguele su emblema di 30 anja di servicio ariba
su aniversario April 10.

Fuel Gas Pressure Under New Control

(Continued from page 1)
careful study by Lago engineers
for the past two years, they have
now been replaced by a new
automated fuel gas system at
FGS. This system involves two
butane vaporizers which vapor-
ize liquid butane from butane
spheres 708 and 709 at 45 psig
(pressure per square’ inch
gauge) into the fuel gas system
to maintain the fuel gas press-
ure.

Because of continuous vapori-
zation of butane after PCAR was
shut down, a spare butane va-
porizer and adequate pumps
were required. This changeover
also. required several new

in the refinery area.
ersonnel wear it for protection.

Empleadonan

di Lago tanto como contratista mester bistiele pa nan proteccion.

Lago em-

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

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

Present Safety

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

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

Hats Originate

From Battle Helmets in the Past

The "hard hat” is a familiar
sight these days around any
construction, drilling or mining

site and in refineries.

But wearing a helmet at work
is a comparatively new custom

As a piece of protective equip-
ment for war, its history goes
back to the Persians and possi-
bly earlier. It wasn’t until after
World War | that E. Bullard of
San Francisco made the first
hard hat — a hard-boiled hat —
to be used in industry.
until the 1930's, however, that it

It wasn't

really began to be accepted by
the largest manufacturers and
construction firms. Nowadays,
wearing a hard hat is the surest
head protection and is manda-
tory in refinery areas such as
ours.

Yet, the first regulation in his-
tory with reference to headwear
while at work was issued ap-

proximately 400 years ago. Do- ;

menico Fontana, in charge of
the moving of the Obelisk in |
front of St. Peter's Cathedral in -
Rome, ordered all workmen to

wear battle helmets. ‘





April 19, 1974

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

30-Year Service Awards - April 1974

Raymond F. Laurence of
Process - HDS II Division be-
gan his Company career in
the Pressure Stills as a Pro-
cess Helper "D” on April 10,
1944. Mr. Laurence gradually
advanced through the posi-
tions of Fireman, Houseman
and Levelman to Assistant
Operator in 1950, and to Ope-
rator in 1952.

In 1962, he became an As-
sistant Shift Foreman in Pro-
cess - Cracking & Light Ends
Division. From 1964 to 1968
he worked as a Shift Fore-
man in the Refining Division,
where he advanced to Main-
tenance Coordinator in 1969.

Presently assigned to the
HDS-II facilities as Chief Con-
struction Coordinator, Mr.
Laurence celebrated his 30th
service anniversary on April
10, 1974.

John M. Halley of Mechan-
nical - Materials Division be-
gan his company employment
as a Messenger "'B” in the
Marine Office on April 28,
1944. He subsequently work-
ed as an Office Boy, Ap-
prentice Typist and in the va-
rious clerical categories be-
fore transferring to the Ship-
yard as a Machinist Helper
"B" in 1950.

In 1955, after working one
year as a Carpenter Helper
"B” in Mechanical Scaffold-
ing, he moved to the Store-
house as a Jr. Clerical Trai-
nee "A". In 1957 he was as-
signed as a File Clerk in this
section, until 1966 when he
was named an Office Servi-
ces Clerk 2 in Mechanical-
Materials. Mr. Halley will ce-
lebrate his 30th service anni-
versary on April 28, 1974.

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

on April 28, 1944 as a Mes-
senger "B"” in the Electrical
Section. Here he worked as
an Apprentice Typist "'C’’ and
later as a Laborer until 1950
when he advanced to Electri-
cian Helper "B”.

Mr. Maduro subsequently
progressed in the various
Electrician categories until
1956 when he became an
Electrician "A". This title was
changed to Equipment Tra-
desman "A" - Electrical in
1967.

Mr. Maduro, who on va-
rious occasions acted in the
position of Area Supervisor
since 1966, is presently an
Acting Mechanical Supervisor
in Mechanical - Construction
& Turnaround/Facilities Divi-
sion. He will observe his
30th service anniversary on
April 28, 1974.

Francisco Romero of Pro-
cess - Utilities, Powerhouses,
originally began as a Process
Helper ’’D” in the Powerhou-
ses on October 21, 1943. Mr.
Romero worked his way up
to Controlman in 1946 and to
Assistant Operator two years
later. In 1953, he became an
Operator in the Utilities Divi-
sion, where on several occa-
sions he acted in the posi-
tion of Shiftbreaker Shift
Foreman before his promo-
tion to Shift Foreman in 7973.

Mr. Romero, who had two
breaks in service due to dis-
ability, will observe his 30th
service anniversary on April
30, 1974.

25-Year Service

Simplicio Boekhouwer _
James R. Gibbs -

Victoriano R. Henriquez

Raymond F. Laurence di
Process - HDS II Division a
cuminza su carrera cu Com-
pia den Pressure Stills como
Process Helper "D" ariba
April 10, 1944. Sr. Laurence
gradualmente a avanza den
e@ puestonan di Fireman,
Houseman y Levelman pa As-
sistant Operator na 1950, y
pa Operator na 1952.

Na 1962, el a bira un As-
sistant Shift Foreman den
process - Cracking & Light
Ends Division. For di 1964 pa
1968 el a traha como Shift
Foreman den Refining Divi-
sion, caminda el a avanza pa
Maintenance Coordinator na
1969.

Actualmente asigna den
HDS-II| Division como Chief
Construction Coordinator, Sr.
Laurence a celebra su di 30
aniversario di servicio ariba
April 10, 1974.

John M. Halley di Mecha-
nical - Materials Division a
cuminza su empleo cu Com-
pania como un Messenger
"B” den Marine Office ariba
April 28, 1944. Mas despues
el a traha como Office Boy,
Apprentice Typist y den va-
trios ‘categoria di clerk pro-
mer cu el a transferi pa Ship-
yard como un Machinist Hel-
per "B” na 1950.

Na 1955, despues di traha
un anja como Carpenter Hel-
per "B" den Mechanical -
Scaffolding, el a muda pa
Storehouse como un Jr. Cle-
tical Trainee “A”. Na 1957
el a ser asigna como File
Clerk den e seccion aki, te cu
1966 ora cu el a ser nombra
Office Services Clerk 2 den

Watch Recipients

Mechanical - Materials
Industrial
tection

Process-Oil Movts. Harbor Area

Services - Fire Pro-

Mechanical - Materials. Sr.
Halley lo celebra su di 30 ani-
versario di servicio ariba
Aprli 28, 1974.

Jacobo Maduro di Mecha-
nical - Construction & Turn-
around/Facilities, a join Lago
ariba April 28, 1944 como un
Messenger "B” den Electri-
cal Section. Aki el a traha
tambe como Apprentice Ty-
pist ""C"’ y despues como un
Laborer te cu 1950 ora ‘cu el
a avanza pa Electrician Hel-
pels Bi.

Sr. Maduro mas despues a
progresa den e varios cate-
gorianan di Electrician te na
1956 ora cu el a bira Electri-
cian "A". E titulo aki a ser
cambia pa Equipment Trades-
man "A” - Electrical na 1967.

Sr. Maduro ,kende ariba
varios ocasion a actua como
Area Supervisor for di 1966,
actualmente ta Mechanical
Supervisor interino den Me-
chanical - Construction &
Turnaround / Facilities Divi-
sion. El lo conmemora su di
30 aniversario di servicio ari-
ba April 28, 1974.

Francisco Romero di Pro-
cess - Utilities, Powerhouses,
originalmente a cuminza co-
mo un Process Helper "D”
den Powerhousenan ariba
October 21, 1943. Sr. Rome-
ro a avanza te yega na Con-
trolman na 1946 y a haya e
puesto di Assistant Operator
na 1948. Na 1953, el a ocupa
e puesto di Operator den
Utilities Division, caminda
ariba varios ocasion el a ac-
tua como Shiftbreaker Shift
Foreman promer cu su pro-
mocion pa Shift Foreman na
1973.

Sr. Romero, kende tabatin
dos interrupcion den su ser-
visio pa motibo di incapabi-
lidad fisico, lo recorda su di
30 aniversario di servicio ari-
ba April 30, 1974.

Lago presents the popular TV series
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
every Sunday on Tele-Aruba starting at 7.30 p.m.

DON’T MISS IT !







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

ARUBA E380 NEWS

nical School in Oranjestad.

13 Estudiantes Ta Comparti Premionan den Feria Cientifico Arubano

(Continua di pag. 1)

ta, ademas di Sres. Kock y
Wesseling. E base y e sistema
di puntuacion usa den huzga-
mento di e proyectonan a pone
énfasis ariba creatividad y saber
cientifico di e proyecto.

E di seis feria cientifica ‘cual
ta ser patrocina pa Lago, e Fe-
ria Cientifica Arubano pa 1974
tabata. mas bao direccion di
maestronan di school compara
cu e anterior ferianan cientifica
cual tabata organiza door di co-
miténan consistiendo totalmente
di empleadonan di Lago.

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

Ariba Diabierna, April 5, e ga-
nadornan a ser presenta premio-
nan den forma di certificadonan
di regalo na valor di Fis. 80 pa
Fils. 20 na Sociedad Bolivaria-
na. Ademas, cada participante
y esnan cu a contribui cu nan
esfuerzonan pa e_ exhibicion
a recibi un regalo y certificado
di participacion.

Second prize winners in the group category are here John Peterson, Claudio H
with their domestic distillation apparatus. Tico Ras, man are the originators ¢
Roberto Croes and Rolando Romero represented ject which won the third

their school Colegio Arubano.

The boys are from M

This School Community Project in St. Maarten Visitors at the op
earned Emile Priest, Didi Wernet, Michael Peter- bition view some
son and Romano Nicolaas a honorable mention. groun

Acting Aruba Science Fair Chair-
man R. Altman hands a gift cer-
tificate to one of the first prize

An energy conservation project, this bicycle for ten was quite One of the twenty-four projects on dis-
popular at the exhibition. It was made by Louis Doorenbosch play "The Weather” by Abraham de
and Alfonso Koolman of the E.T.O. - Tarabana. Veer School students.

winners Ida Lampe of John F.
Kennedy School on April 5.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Edwin Maduro of the Martin Luther Karen de Windt of Colegio Arubano won
King School is second prize winner in __ the third prize with her project ’Alcohol”.

ndulfo Geer- Shun Yan Cheung of Colegio Aru- the individual category with his project

‘refining pro- _ bano won the first prize in the indi- Movements of Plants.”
up category. vidual category with his Pythagorian
fSchool. Numbers.

13 Students Share Honors as Winners in Aruba Science Fair

(Continued from page 1)






The sixth science fair to be
sponsored by Lago, the 1974
Aruba Science Fair was more
under the direction of ihe
school teachers ‘compared to
previous science fairs which
were organized by committees
consisting entirely of Lago em-
ployees. The Company recog-

IB

aces nizes the need to give the is-
Sere - . r
fi re
pa Science Fair Exhi- Leo de Freitas of the Martin Luther King
a display. In the fore- School earned honorable mention with his
» refinery. project ’’Pollution.”



“ne Aruba Science Fair, winners, contact teachers, Committee mem-

"e fair judges pose here at the Sociedad Bolivariana Club on April

5 received gift certificates ranging from Fis. 80 to Fis. 20, while

*chers, and committee members received gifts and certificates of
participation.

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

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



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







ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Parllamentary delegates arrive at the General Office Bullding.
Delegadonan parlamentarlo ta yega na Oficina Principal.

Parliamentary Delegation Stops
At Lago While on Visit to Aruba

On Tuesday, April 2, a parlia-
mentary delegation of about
sixty persons visited Lago during
@ three-day stay in Aruba. The
delegates, members of the legis-
latures of Holland, Suriname and
the Netherlands Antilles, arrived
at the General Office Building
around 11 a.m. in two large bus-
es.

In Conference Room 200 of
the Main Building, the visitors
viewed a_ slide presentation,

given after a short introduc-

Gs

tion by President J. M. Ballen-
ger.

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

cilities.

a luncheon at the Esso Club.

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

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

April 19, 1974 .

Delegacion Parlamentario Ta Stop
Na Lago Durante Bishita na Aruba

Ariba Diamars, April 2, un de-
legacion Parlamentario di como
sesenta persona a bishita Lago
durante un estadia di tres dia
na Aruba. E delegadonan, miem-
bronan di legislatura di Hulanda,
Suriname y Antillas Neerlandes,
a yega na Oficina Principal pa
mas of menos 11'or di mainta
den dos bus grandi.

Den Sala di Conferencia den
Oficina Principal, e bishitanan a
mira un presentacion di "slides”,
despues di un corto introduc-

cion door di President J. M. Bal-

lenger. Durante un tour di refi-

neria mas despues, e huesped-

nan tabatin oportunidad di mira

Compania su operacionnan in- |
cluyendo e facilidadnan di HDS.

Mas despues nan tabata hues-

ped di Gerencia di Lago na un

comemento na Esso Club.

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

President J. M. Ballenger addresses visitors in Conference Roon

200 A and B In the G.O.B. This was followed by a slide presentation

Presidente J. M. Ballenger durante discurso pa bishitantes den Sa

la di Conferencla 200 A y B. Esaki a ser sigui pa un presentacloi
di slides.

Vice President Henry V. Mowell with a delegation member.
Vice Presidente Henry V. Mowell cu un miembro di delegacion





April 19, 1974
97

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

pjBeatings Now Last Much Longer by oa Oil Mist Lubrication

Several of the latest develop-
‘ments in technology for length-
‘ening the life of equipment are

Bain use at Lago.
rel A recent one is the improved
e""oil mist lubrication” of bear-
nitings of pumps, motors and small
itturbines which run at speeds up
IDSto 3600 revolutions per minute.
lesin addition to supporting the
Uweight of rotors, the bearings
have to withstand vibrations,
heat and millions of shaft revolu-
i Mtions in just one day of opera-
Nation.
arl This new system of lubrication
S.orovides the bearings with a
small, continuous flow of clean,
ow temperature oil while using
refinery air pressure and oil mist
generators.

The new lubrication system
has first been installed on 2200

pumps, motors and small tur-
bines throughout the refinery
since 1971. The results after

three years of operation has
been very satisfactory. For ex-
ample, a motor failure rate of
15°%o for grease lubricated mo-
tors, a former Lago standard lu-
brication method, has been re-
duced to less than 1°%/o with oil
mist lubricated motors.

The system works as follows :
Oil from a central reservoir is

pumped through a piping system
to several oil mist generators at
Lago. The generators produce
the oil mist that is blown at 20
inches of water pressure to the
(Continued on page 8)



in top meiurers iar Tromp pares final connection for oil line to oil

nist generator at Alkylation

Plant. An oil mist generator is at

left. Picture below shows Arman-

lo Geerman connecting line to

inotor bearing for oil mist lubri-
cation at NFAR.

* * *

Portret ariba: Juan Tromp ta
laci coneccion final pa linja di
izeta pa generador di oil mist
a Alky Plant. Un generador di
lil mist ta na robez. Portret
bao: Armando Geerman co-
jectando linja pa bearing di mo-
er.’ pa lubricacion cu oil mist
clo na NFAR.





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

Lubricacion cu Oil Mist

(Continua di pag. 1)

rio. Por ehempel, fayo di motor
na razon di 15% pa motornan
cu ta ser lubrica cu grease,
cual ta un anterior metodo stan-
dard di lubricacion na Lago, a
ser reduci te na menos cu 1%
awor cu e motornan ta ser lubri-
ca cu mist.

E sistema ta traha manera ta
sigui : Azeta for di un reservoir
(tanki) central ta ser gepomp
door di tuberia pa varios gene-
rador di oil mist na Lago. E ge-
neradornan ta produci e oil mist
cual ta ser manda cu presion di
aire pa cashi di bearing di cada
pomp, turbina of motor. Sola-
mente presion di aire di refine-
ria ta ser usa pa opera e siste-
ma di oil mist. Cada generador
di oil mist por sirbi como 200
bearing.

Tin un total di 48 generador
di oil mist y 16 reservoir den
servicio den henter refineria. E
sistema nobo di lubricacion cu
oil mist ta mehora lubricacion di
bearings y consequentemente ta
reduci fayo di bearing y mante-

necion na un minimo.

Ademas, ‘consumo di azeta ta
como 40%. menos compara cu
e anterior sistema di lubricacion
cu azeta liquido. n

Entrenamento den e sistema
nobo di lubricacion a ser con-
duci pa varios luna usando un
programa di videotape. En total,
nuebe cien persona di Mechan-
ical y Process a cera conoci cu
e operacion y ventahanan di e
sistema nobo di lubricacion.

Charlie Miannay, un Senior En-
gineering Associate den Mech-
anical su Division di Mantene-
cion y Planeamento, ta encarga
pa introduci e sistema nobo.

Ramon Hodge, un Senior En-
gineering Assistant, a haci ma-
yoria di e trabao di ingenieria
detaya y specificacion pa orders
pa mayoria parti di e sistema
nobo di oil mist den refineria. Cu
e@ mehoracion significante di e
lubricacion di oil mist, Lago
awor a extende bida di opera-
cion di equipo mas cu dobbel,
compara cu varios otro refine-
rianan grandi.

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





Durante e ultimo decada va-
rios marca tipico di Lago a des-
aparece for di e bista den refi-
neria pa traha lugar pa facili-
dadnan moderno. Segun es-
structuranan nobo gradualmente
a lanta ariba e horizonte di refi-
neria, unidadnan biew y anti-
cuado a desaparece pa transfor-
ma Compania den e industria
petrolero simplifica y moderno
cual e ta awor.

Un bista familiar en particular
den e terreno pa tankinan cual
tambe ta destina pa pasa den
historia ta cuatro “sphere” of
tanki rondé di gas combustible,
numera di 196 pa 199, cual ta
zuidwest di e Porta na Lago
Heights. E globonan aki di 57
pia den diametro, of “futbol”
manera tanto residentenan ariba
nos isla como bishitantes a ya-
ma nan, durante hopi anja a so-
bresali for di entre otro tanki-
nan pa motibo di nan forma
stranjo. Awor, pa motibo cu
nan a danja hopi y pa mantene
standardnan moderno, tempo a
yega cu nan tambe mester bai.

Construi na 1929, e sphere-
nan aki a sirbi como reservoir
pa mantene gas combustible for
di Fuel Gas Scrubber Unit bao
presion pa e fornunan den refi-
neria.

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

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Fuel Gas Bao Presion den Sphere
Awor Controla pa Butane Vaporizer

nan awor ta ser reemplaza door
di un sistema di gas combusti-
ble nobo automatiza na FGS. E
sistema aki ta envolve dos vapo-
rizador di butane” cual ta vapo-
riza butane liquido for di sphere-
nan di butane 708 y 709 na 45
psig (liber pa duim cuadra) den
e sistema di gas combustible
pa mantene presion di e gas
combustible. Pa motibo di con-
tinuo vaporizacion di butane des-
pues cu PCAR a ser baha, un
vaporizador di butane di repues-
to y pompnan adecuado tabata
necesario. E cambio aki tambe
a requeri varios equiponan no-
bo, manera valvulanan di con-
trol, controlInan di presion y ni-
vel y instrumentonan di fluho y
temperatura pa automaticamen-
te mantene un constante pre-
sion di gas combustible den
henter refineria.

Despues cu e sistema a ser
poni den operacion ariba April
1, 1973, e confiabilidad di e sis-
tema di gas combustible modi-
fica aki a ser resolvi y testnan
di stabilidad a ser conduci pro-
mer cu dos, despues cu uno y
mas despues sin ningun tanki
den servicio. Ora cu tabatin e
seguridad cu e ta funciona y
varios problemanan potencial a
ser corregi, e sistema di gas
combustible awor ta funcionan-
do satisfactoriamente sin e tan-
kinan. Encarga cu e trabao di
disenjo pa e sistema aki tabata

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

April 19, 1974 |

Of the four fuel gas spheres, two remain. The one at left, resemb-
ling the proverbial "pot of gold” after partial dismantling.

Di e cuatro sphere di fuel gas, dos a keda. Esun na robez, ta parce

e proverbial "wea di oro” despues cu e ta parcialmente desmantela

Oil Mist Lubrication

(Continued from page 7)
individual pump, turbine or mo-
tor bearing housings.

Only refinery air pressure is
used to operate the oil mist sys-
tem. Each oil mist generator
‘can take care of 200 bearings.
A total of 48 oil mist generators
and 16 oil mist reservoirs are in
service throughout the refinery.

The new oil mist lubricating
system improves the lubrication
of bearings and consequently re-

Charles A. Richardson, un inge-
niero quimico den Technical -
Light Hydrocarbons / Offsites.
Durante e testnan di stabilidad
el tabata asisti door di Jerry W.
Jackson, Supervising Engineer
den Mechanical Engineering su
|. & E. E. Section.

Awor cu e tankinan rond6é di
gas combustible no ta sirbi nan
propésito mas, nan ta ser des-
mantela door di Chicago Bridge
& Iron Company. Pa recorda e
“bon temponan biew”, te ainda
ta keda como siete otro tanki
rond6é den otro servicionan den
tankfarm.

duces bearing failures and main-
tenance to a minimum. In addi-
tion, oil ‘consumption is abou
40°o less as compared with the}
former liquid oil lubrication sys
tem.

Training in the new lubricating
system has been conducted fo
several months using a video
tape program.

In all, nine hundred Mechanic,
al and Process personnel havé
been acquainted with the opera
tion and advantages of the nev)
oil mist lubricating system. i

Charlie Miannay, a Senior En
gineering Associate in Mechan
ical - Maintenance & Plannin
Division, has been in charge c
introducing the new system a
Lago. Ramon Hodge, a Senio
Engineering Assistant, has dont
most of the detailed engineerin
and order specification for tht
major part of the refinery oi
mist system. With the signifi
cant improvement from oil mis
lubrication, Lago now has mor
than double the operating life c
equipment when compared wit
several other major refineries.

DECEASED ANNUITANTS

ANGELICO WILLEMS died In Aruba on January 22, 1974 at

te age of 60.

Mr. Willems, who had been working in Mechan-

ical - Pipe, retired on November 1, 1965 after over 30 years of

service.

JOSE CAROLINA died in Aruba on January 31, 1974. He was
77 years old. He had worked in the Colony Services and retir-
ed on October 1, 1956 after 22 years of service.

GEORGE A. SULKER passed away in Guyana at the age of

78 on February 3, 1974.

He had been employed in Mechanical-

Instrument and retired on March 1, 1958 after 15 years of service.
GUILLAUME A. BEREND died In Aruba on February 5, 1974. He
was 58 years old. Mr. Berend, who had been working In Me-
chanical - Instrument, retired on January 1, 1966 after 23 years

of service.





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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles



VOL. 35 - No. 8

April 19, 1974





Island Deputy of Education Guillermo Trinidad inaugurates the Aru-
ba Science Fair exhibition at the Sociedad Bolivariana April 2.
Diputado di Educacion Guillermo Trinidad ta inaugura e exhibicion
di Feria Cientifica Arubano na Sociedad Bolivariana April 2.

Diez-Tres Estudiantes Ta Comparti

Premionan den

Cuarenta y ocho estudiantes
representando ‘cinco school a
exhibi un total di 24 proyecto
den e reciente Feria Cientifica
Arubano patrocina pa Lago. E
exhibicion a ser teni na Socie-
dad Bolivariana na Oranjestad
for di April 2 — 7.

E ceremonia di apertura, na
cual representantes di Gobierno,
Lago, e schoolnan, y un grupo
di estudiantes tabata presente,
a inclui un discurso di Presiden-
te interino di Aruba Science Fair
Sr. R. Altman di Martin Luther
King School, kende a pone en-
fasis ariba e calidad di e pro-
yectonan na exhibicion y e tem-
po y esfuerzo di estudiantenan
pa prepara nan. E siguiente
oradornan tabata Hefe interino
di D.O.W. Virgilio Kock y Hefe di
Telefoondienst Sr. H. J. Wesse-
ling, ambos miembros di Jurado.
Cada uno na su turno a anuncia
€ ganadornan den e categoria-
nan individual y di grupo y a fe-
licita e estudiantenan pa nan in-
teres den desaroya nan talento-
nan cientifico.

Despues cu Diputado di Edu-
cacion Guillermo Trinidad a ser

Feria Cientifica

yama adilanti pa Sr. Altman pa
corta e cinta, e Feria Cientifica
Arubano a ser declara oficial-
mente habri pa publico.

Tres proyecto di grupo y tres
proyecto individual a ser otorga
premionan pa e jurado cual a
inclui Ir. T. K. Oei, Hefe di WEB,
Dr. A. A. M. ter Rahe, Especia-
lista di Nanishi, Orea y Gargan-

(Continua na pag. 4)

Thirteen Students Share Honors
As Winners in Aruba Science Fair

Forty-eight students represent-
ing five schools displayed a to-
tal of 24 projects in the recent
Lago-sponsored Aruba Science
Fair. The exhibition was held
at the Sociedad Bolivariana Club
in Oranjestad from April 2 — 7.

The opening ceremony, which
was attended by representatives
of the Government, Lago, the
schools, and a group of stu-
dents, included a speech by act-
ing Aruba Science Fair Chair-
man R. Altman of the Martin Lu-
ther King School, who stressed
the quality of the projects on
display and the students’ time
and efforts in preparing them.
The next speakers were Acting
Head of the Public Works De-
partment Virgilio Kock and Head
of the Telephone Department H.
J. Wesseling, both jury mem-
bers. Each took turns to announ-
ce the winners in the individual

and group categories and con-
gratulated the students for their
interest in developing their
scientific talents.

After Island Deputy of Educa-
tion Guillermo Trinidad was call-
ed upon by Mr. Altman to cut
the ribbon, the Aruba Science
Fair was officially declared open
to the public.

Three group projects and
three individual projects were
awarded prizes by the jury which
included Ir. T. K. Oei, Head of
the Government's Public Utili-
ties, Dr. A. A. M. ter Rahe, Ear,
Nose and Throat Specialist, in
addition to Messrs. Kock and
Wesseling. The criteria and point
system used in judging the pro-
jects emphasized creativity and
scientific knowledge of the sub-
ject.

(Continued on page 5)

Bearing Awor Ta Dura Mucho Mas
Usando Lubricacion “Oil Mist”

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

Fuel Gas Under Pressure in Spheres
Now Controlled by Butane Vaporizer

Over the past decade several
typical Lago landmarks have
vanished from the refinery scene
to make room for modern facili-
ties. As new structures gradually
arose on the refinery skyline, old
and obsolete units disappeared
to tranform the Company into
the more streamlined and so-
phisticated oil industry it is now.

One particular, familiar sight
in the tankfarms which is also
doomed to pass into history are
four fuel gas spheres, numbered
196-199, located southwest of
the Lago Heights Gate. These

57-ft. in diameter globes, or
“footballs” as they have been
referred to by island residents
and visitors alike, for years stood
out among other tanks because
of their unusual shape. Now,
because of deterioration and to
keep up with modern standards,
the time has come for them to
go.

Built in 1929, these spheres
served as reservoirs to maintain
fuel gas from the Fuel Gas
Scrubber Unit under pressure
for the refinery furnaces. After

(Continued on page 2)

"lubricacion cu oil mist’ meho-
ra-pa bearing di pompnan, mo-
tornan y turbina chiquito cual ta
draai na velocidad te 3600 revo-
lucion pa minuto. Ademas di ta
wanta e peso di e rotornan, e
bearing mester soporta vibra-
cionnan, cayente y miliones di
revolucion di e as den solamen-
te un dia di operacion.

E sistema nobo di lubricacion
ta percura pa e bearing ta ha-
ya un fluho suave y constante di
azeta limpi y na temperatura
abao, mientras presion di aire
di refineria y generadornan di oil
mist ta ser usa.

E sistema nobo di lubricacion
pa promer bez a ser instala ari-
ba 2200 pompnan, motornan y
turbina ‘chiquito den henter refi-
neria desde 1971. E resultado-
nan despues di tres anja di ope-
racion tabata masha satisfacto-

(Continua na pag. 7)
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
‘Aruba, Netherlands Aniiies

Editor : A. Werleman -

Photographer : J.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Co-Editor : Miss L. |. de Lange
M. de Cuba

Printed by : Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerljen N.V.

Safety Hat Usa Awendia Ta Bini

Di Helm di Bataya den Pasado

“sombré duro” ta un bista
eae awendia rond di cual-
kier lugar di construccion, sitio-
nan caminda tin trabaonan di
drilmento of den mina y den re-
fineria. Pero bistimento di
“helm” na trabao ta un costum-
ber comparativamente nobo.

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

Pero tabata te despues di pro-
mer Guerra Mundial cu E. Bul-
lard di San Francisco a traha e
Ppromer sombré duro — un som-
bré pa resisti golpi — pa ser usa
den industria. Tabata te na an-
janan 1930, sinembargo, cu el a
cuminza ser realmente accepta
door di e firmanan grandi di fa-
bricacion y construccion.

Awendia, bistimento di un
sombré di seguridad ta e mehor
proteccion pa cabez y ta un exi-
gencia den lugarnan di refineria
manera di nos.

Sinembargo, e Promer teola

Nowadays a safety hat is a must”

ployees as well as contractor p

Awendia un "safety hat” ta obligatorio den refineria.

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

April 19, 1974

Raymond F. Laurence (r), Chief Construction Coordinator in Process-

HDS Division, is congratulated by President J. M. Ballenger who

hands him his 30-year service award on his anniversary April 10.

Raymond F. Laurence (dr), Chief Construction Coordinator den Pro-

cess - HDS Division, ta ser felicita aki door di President J. M. Bal-

lenger kende ta entreguele su emblema di 30 anja di servicio ariba
su aniversario April 10.

Fuel Gas Pressure Under New Control

(Continued from page 1)
careful study by Lago engineers
for the past two years, they have
now been replaced by a new
automated fuel gas system at
FGS. This system involves two
butane vaporizers which vapor-
ize liquid butane from butane
spheres 708 and 709 at 45 psig
(pressure per square’ inch
gauge) into the fuel gas system
to maintain the fuel gas press-
ure.

Because of continuous vapori-
zation of butane after PCAR was
shut down, a spare butane va-
porizer and adequate pumps
were required. This changeover
also. required several new

in the refinery area.
ersonnel wear it for protection.

Empleadonan

di Lago tanto como contratista mester bistiele pa nan proteccion.

Lago em-

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

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

Present Safety

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

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

Hats Originate

From Battle Helmets in the Past

The "hard hat” is a familiar
sight these days around any
construction, drilling or mining

site and in refineries.

But wearing a helmet at work
is a comparatively new custom

As a piece of protective equip-
ment for war, its history goes
back to the Persians and possi-
bly earlier. It wasn’t until after
World War | that E. Bullard of
San Francisco made the first
hard hat — a hard-boiled hat —
to be used in industry.
until the 1930's, however, that it

It wasn't

really began to be accepted by
the largest manufacturers and
construction firms. Nowadays,
wearing a hard hat is the surest
head protection and is manda-
tory in refinery areas such as
ours.

Yet, the first regulation in his-
tory with reference to headwear
while at work was issued ap-

proximately 400 years ago. Do- ;

menico Fontana, in charge of
the moving of the Obelisk in |
front of St. Peter's Cathedral in -
Rome, ordered all workmen to

wear battle helmets. ‘


April 19, 1974

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

30-Year Service Awards - April 1974

Raymond F. Laurence of
Process - HDS II Division be-
gan his Company career in
the Pressure Stills as a Pro-
cess Helper "D” on April 10,
1944. Mr. Laurence gradually
advanced through the posi-
tions of Fireman, Houseman
and Levelman to Assistant
Operator in 1950, and to Ope-
rator in 1952.

In 1962, he became an As-
sistant Shift Foreman in Pro-
cess - Cracking & Light Ends
Division. From 1964 to 1968
he worked as a Shift Fore-
man in the Refining Division,
where he advanced to Main-
tenance Coordinator in 1969.

Presently assigned to the
HDS-II facilities as Chief Con-
struction Coordinator, Mr.
Laurence celebrated his 30th
service anniversary on April
10, 1974.

John M. Halley of Mechan-
nical - Materials Division be-
gan his company employment
as a Messenger "'B” in the
Marine Office on April 28,
1944. He subsequently work-
ed as an Office Boy, Ap-
prentice Typist and in the va-
rious clerical categories be-
fore transferring to the Ship-
yard as a Machinist Helper
"B" in 1950.

In 1955, after working one
year as a Carpenter Helper
"B” in Mechanical Scaffold-
ing, he moved to the Store-
house as a Jr. Clerical Trai-
nee "A". In 1957 he was as-
signed as a File Clerk in this
section, until 1966 when he
was named an Office Servi-
ces Clerk 2 in Mechanical-
Materials. Mr. Halley will ce-
lebrate his 30th service anni-
versary on April 28, 1974.

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

on April 28, 1944 as a Mes-
senger "B"” in the Electrical
Section. Here he worked as
an Apprentice Typist "'C’’ and
later as a Laborer until 1950
when he advanced to Electri-
cian Helper "B”.

Mr. Maduro subsequently
progressed in the various
Electrician categories until
1956 when he became an
Electrician "A". This title was
changed to Equipment Tra-
desman "A" - Electrical in
1967.

Mr. Maduro, who on va-
rious occasions acted in the
position of Area Supervisor
since 1966, is presently an
Acting Mechanical Supervisor
in Mechanical - Construction
& Turnaround/Facilities Divi-
sion. He will observe his
30th service anniversary on
April 28, 1974.

Francisco Romero of Pro-
cess - Utilities, Powerhouses,
originally began as a Process
Helper ’’D” in the Powerhou-
ses on October 21, 1943. Mr.
Romero worked his way up
to Controlman in 1946 and to
Assistant Operator two years
later. In 1953, he became an
Operator in the Utilities Divi-
sion, where on several occa-
sions he acted in the posi-
tion of Shiftbreaker Shift
Foreman before his promo-
tion to Shift Foreman in 7973.

Mr. Romero, who had two
breaks in service due to dis-
ability, will observe his 30th
service anniversary on April
30, 1974.

25-Year Service

Simplicio Boekhouwer _
James R. Gibbs -

Victoriano R. Henriquez

Raymond F. Laurence di
Process - HDS II Division a
cuminza su carrera cu Com-
pia den Pressure Stills como
Process Helper "D" ariba
April 10, 1944. Sr. Laurence
gradualmente a avanza den
e@ puestonan di Fireman,
Houseman y Levelman pa As-
sistant Operator na 1950, y
pa Operator na 1952.

Na 1962, el a bira un As-
sistant Shift Foreman den
process - Cracking & Light
Ends Division. For di 1964 pa
1968 el a traha como Shift
Foreman den Refining Divi-
sion, caminda el a avanza pa
Maintenance Coordinator na
1969.

Actualmente asigna den
HDS-II| Division como Chief
Construction Coordinator, Sr.
Laurence a celebra su di 30
aniversario di servicio ariba
April 10, 1974.

John M. Halley di Mecha-
nical - Materials Division a
cuminza su empleo cu Com-
pania como un Messenger
"B” den Marine Office ariba
April 28, 1944. Mas despues
el a traha como Office Boy,
Apprentice Typist y den va-
trios ‘categoria di clerk pro-
mer cu el a transferi pa Ship-
yard como un Machinist Hel-
per "B” na 1950.

Na 1955, despues di traha
un anja como Carpenter Hel-
per "B" den Mechanical -
Scaffolding, el a muda pa
Storehouse como un Jr. Cle-
tical Trainee “A”. Na 1957
el a ser asigna como File
Clerk den e seccion aki, te cu
1966 ora cu el a ser nombra
Office Services Clerk 2 den

Watch Recipients

Mechanical - Materials
Industrial
tection

Process-Oil Movts. Harbor Area

Services - Fire Pro-

Mechanical - Materials. Sr.
Halley lo celebra su di 30 ani-
versario di servicio ariba
Aprli 28, 1974.

Jacobo Maduro di Mecha-
nical - Construction & Turn-
around/Facilities, a join Lago
ariba April 28, 1944 como un
Messenger "B” den Electri-
cal Section. Aki el a traha
tambe como Apprentice Ty-
pist ""C"’ y despues como un
Laborer te cu 1950 ora ‘cu el
a avanza pa Electrician Hel-
pels Bi.

Sr. Maduro mas despues a
progresa den e varios cate-
gorianan di Electrician te na
1956 ora cu el a bira Electri-
cian "A". E titulo aki a ser
cambia pa Equipment Trades-
man "A” - Electrical na 1967.

Sr. Maduro ,kende ariba
varios ocasion a actua como
Area Supervisor for di 1966,
actualmente ta Mechanical
Supervisor interino den Me-
chanical - Construction &
Turnaround / Facilities Divi-
sion. El lo conmemora su di
30 aniversario di servicio ari-
ba April 28, 1974.

Francisco Romero di Pro-
cess - Utilities, Powerhouses,
originalmente a cuminza co-
mo un Process Helper "D”
den Powerhousenan ariba
October 21, 1943. Sr. Rome-
ro a avanza te yega na Con-
trolman na 1946 y a haya e
puesto di Assistant Operator
na 1948. Na 1953, el a ocupa
e puesto di Operator den
Utilities Division, caminda
ariba varios ocasion el a ac-
tua como Shiftbreaker Shift
Foreman promer cu su pro-
mocion pa Shift Foreman na
1973.

Sr. Romero, kende tabatin
dos interrupcion den su ser-
visio pa motibo di incapabi-
lidad fisico, lo recorda su di
30 aniversario di servicio ari-
ba April 30, 1974.

Lago presents the popular TV series
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
every Sunday on Tele-Aruba starting at 7.30 p.m.

DON’T MISS IT !




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

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nical School in Oranjestad.

13 Estudiantes Ta Comparti Premionan den Feria Cientifico Arubano

(Continua di pag. 1)

ta, ademas di Sres. Kock y
Wesseling. E base y e sistema
di puntuacion usa den huzga-
mento di e proyectonan a pone
énfasis ariba creatividad y saber
cientifico di e proyecto.

E di seis feria cientifica ‘cual
ta ser patrocina pa Lago, e Fe-
ria Cientifica Arubano pa 1974
tabata. mas bao direccion di
maestronan di school compara
cu e anterior ferianan cientifica
cual tabata organiza door di co-
miténan consistiendo totalmente
di empleadonan di Lago.

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

Ariba Diabierna, April 5, e ga-
nadornan a ser presenta premio-
nan den forma di certificadonan
di regalo na valor di Fis. 80 pa
Fils. 20 na Sociedad Bolivaria-
na. Ademas, cada participante
y esnan cu a contribui cu nan
esfuerzonan pa e_ exhibicion
a recibi un regalo y certificado
di participacion.

Second prize winners in the group category are here John Peterson, Claudio H
with their domestic distillation apparatus. Tico Ras, man are the originators ¢
Roberto Croes and Rolando Romero represented ject which won the third

their school Colegio Arubano.

The boys are from M

This School Community Project in St. Maarten Visitors at the op
earned Emile Priest, Didi Wernet, Michael Peter- bition view some
son and Romano Nicolaas a honorable mention. groun

Acting Aruba Science Fair Chair-
man R. Altman hands a gift cer-
tificate to one of the first prize

An energy conservation project, this bicycle for ten was quite One of the twenty-four projects on dis-
popular at the exhibition. It was made by Louis Doorenbosch play "The Weather” by Abraham de
and Alfonso Koolman of the E.T.O. - Tarabana. Veer School students.

winners Ida Lampe of John F.
Kennedy School on April 5.


ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Edwin Maduro of the Martin Luther Karen de Windt of Colegio Arubano won
King School is second prize winner in __ the third prize with her project ’Alcohol”.

ndulfo Geer- Shun Yan Cheung of Colegio Aru- the individual category with his project

‘refining pro- _ bano won the first prize in the indi- Movements of Plants.”
up category. vidual category with his Pythagorian
fSchool. Numbers.

13 Students Share Honors as Winners in Aruba Science Fair

(Continued from page 1)






The sixth science fair to be
sponsored by Lago, the 1974
Aruba Science Fair was more
under the direction of ihe
school teachers ‘compared to
previous science fairs which
were organized by committees
consisting entirely of Lago em-
ployees. The Company recog-

IB

aces nizes the need to give the is-
Sere - . r
fi re
pa Science Fair Exhi- Leo de Freitas of the Martin Luther King
a display. In the fore- School earned honorable mention with his
» refinery. project ’’Pollution.”



“ne Aruba Science Fair, winners, contact teachers, Committee mem-

"e fair judges pose here at the Sociedad Bolivariana Club on April

5 received gift certificates ranging from Fis. 80 to Fis. 20, while

*chers, and committee members received gifts and certificates of
participation.

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

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



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




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Parllamentary delegates arrive at the General Office Bullding.
Delegadonan parlamentarlo ta yega na Oficina Principal.

Parliamentary Delegation Stops
At Lago While on Visit to Aruba

On Tuesday, April 2, a parlia-
mentary delegation of about
sixty persons visited Lago during
@ three-day stay in Aruba. The
delegates, members of the legis-
latures of Holland, Suriname and
the Netherlands Antilles, arrived
at the General Office Building
around 11 a.m. in two large bus-
es.

In Conference Room 200 of
the Main Building, the visitors
viewed a_ slide presentation,

given after a short introduc-

Gs

tion by President J. M. Ballen-
ger.

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

cilities.

a luncheon at the Esso Club.

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

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

April 19, 1974 .

Delegacion Parlamentario Ta Stop
Na Lago Durante Bishita na Aruba

Ariba Diamars, April 2, un de-
legacion Parlamentario di como
sesenta persona a bishita Lago
durante un estadia di tres dia
na Aruba. E delegadonan, miem-
bronan di legislatura di Hulanda,
Suriname y Antillas Neerlandes,
a yega na Oficina Principal pa
mas of menos 11'or di mainta
den dos bus grandi.

Den Sala di Conferencia den
Oficina Principal, e bishitanan a
mira un presentacion di "slides”,
despues di un corto introduc-

cion door di President J. M. Bal-

lenger. Durante un tour di refi-

neria mas despues, e huesped-

nan tabatin oportunidad di mira

Compania su operacionnan in- |
cluyendo e facilidadnan di HDS.

Mas despues nan tabata hues-

ped di Gerencia di Lago na un

comemento na Esso Club.

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

President J. M. Ballenger addresses visitors in Conference Roon

200 A and B In the G.O.B. This was followed by a slide presentation

Presidente J. M. Ballenger durante discurso pa bishitantes den Sa

la di Conferencla 200 A y B. Esaki a ser sigui pa un presentacloi
di slides.

Vice President Henry V. Mowell with a delegation member.
Vice Presidente Henry V. Mowell cu un miembro di delegacion


April 19, 1974
97

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

pjBeatings Now Last Much Longer by oa Oil Mist Lubrication

Several of the latest develop-
‘ments in technology for length-
‘ening the life of equipment are

Bain use at Lago.
rel A recent one is the improved
e""oil mist lubrication” of bear-
nitings of pumps, motors and small
itturbines which run at speeds up
IDSto 3600 revolutions per minute.
lesin addition to supporting the
Uweight of rotors, the bearings
have to withstand vibrations,
heat and millions of shaft revolu-
i Mtions in just one day of opera-
Nation.
arl This new system of lubrication
S.orovides the bearings with a
small, continuous flow of clean,
ow temperature oil while using
refinery air pressure and oil mist
generators.

The new lubrication system
has first been installed on 2200

pumps, motors and small tur-
bines throughout the refinery
since 1971. The results after

three years of operation has
been very satisfactory. For ex-
ample, a motor failure rate of
15°%o for grease lubricated mo-
tors, a former Lago standard lu-
brication method, has been re-
duced to less than 1°%/o with oil
mist lubricated motors.

The system works as follows :
Oil from a central reservoir is

pumped through a piping system
to several oil mist generators at
Lago. The generators produce
the oil mist that is blown at 20
inches of water pressure to the
(Continued on page 8)



in top meiurers iar Tromp pares final connection for oil line to oil

nist generator at Alkylation

Plant. An oil mist generator is at

left. Picture below shows Arman-

lo Geerman connecting line to

inotor bearing for oil mist lubri-
cation at NFAR.

* * *

Portret ariba: Juan Tromp ta
laci coneccion final pa linja di
izeta pa generador di oil mist
a Alky Plant. Un generador di
lil mist ta na robez. Portret
bao: Armando Geerman co-
jectando linja pa bearing di mo-
er.’ pa lubricacion cu oil mist
clo na NFAR.





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

Lubricacion cu Oil Mist

(Continua di pag. 1)

rio. Por ehempel, fayo di motor
na razon di 15% pa motornan
cu ta ser lubrica cu grease,
cual ta un anterior metodo stan-
dard di lubricacion na Lago, a
ser reduci te na menos cu 1%
awor cu e motornan ta ser lubri-
ca cu mist.

E sistema ta traha manera ta
sigui : Azeta for di un reservoir
(tanki) central ta ser gepomp
door di tuberia pa varios gene-
rador di oil mist na Lago. E ge-
neradornan ta produci e oil mist
cual ta ser manda cu presion di
aire pa cashi di bearing di cada
pomp, turbina of motor. Sola-
mente presion di aire di refine-
ria ta ser usa pa opera e siste-
ma di oil mist. Cada generador
di oil mist por sirbi como 200
bearing.

Tin un total di 48 generador
di oil mist y 16 reservoir den
servicio den henter refineria. E
sistema nobo di lubricacion cu
oil mist ta mehora lubricacion di
bearings y consequentemente ta
reduci fayo di bearing y mante-

necion na un minimo.

Ademas, ‘consumo di azeta ta
como 40%. menos compara cu
e anterior sistema di lubricacion
cu azeta liquido. n

Entrenamento den e sistema
nobo di lubricacion a ser con-
duci pa varios luna usando un
programa di videotape. En total,
nuebe cien persona di Mechan-
ical y Process a cera conoci cu
e operacion y ventahanan di e
sistema nobo di lubricacion.

Charlie Miannay, un Senior En-
gineering Associate den Mech-
anical su Division di Mantene-
cion y Planeamento, ta encarga
pa introduci e sistema nobo.

Ramon Hodge, un Senior En-
gineering Assistant, a haci ma-
yoria di e trabao di ingenieria
detaya y specificacion pa orders
pa mayoria parti di e sistema
nobo di oil mist den refineria. Cu
e@ mehoracion significante di e
lubricacion di oil mist, Lago
awor a extende bida di opera-
cion di equipo mas cu dobbel,
compara cu varios otro refine-
rianan grandi.

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


Durante e ultimo decada va-
rios marca tipico di Lago a des-
aparece for di e bista den refi-
neria pa traha lugar pa facili-
dadnan moderno. Segun es-
structuranan nobo gradualmente
a lanta ariba e horizonte di refi-
neria, unidadnan biew y anti-
cuado a desaparece pa transfor-
ma Compania den e industria
petrolero simplifica y moderno
cual e ta awor.

Un bista familiar en particular
den e terreno pa tankinan cual
tambe ta destina pa pasa den
historia ta cuatro “sphere” of
tanki rondé di gas combustible,
numera di 196 pa 199, cual ta
zuidwest di e Porta na Lago
Heights. E globonan aki di 57
pia den diametro, of “futbol”
manera tanto residentenan ariba
nos isla como bishitantes a ya-
ma nan, durante hopi anja a so-
bresali for di entre otro tanki-
nan pa motibo di nan forma
stranjo. Awor, pa motibo cu
nan a danja hopi y pa mantene
standardnan moderno, tempo a
yega cu nan tambe mester bai.

Construi na 1929, e sphere-
nan aki a sirbi como reservoir
pa mantene gas combustible for
di Fuel Gas Scrubber Unit bao
presion pa e fornunan den refi-
neria.

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

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Fuel Gas Bao Presion den Sphere
Awor Controla pa Butane Vaporizer

nan awor ta ser reemplaza door
di un sistema di gas combusti-
ble nobo automatiza na FGS. E
sistema aki ta envolve dos vapo-
rizador di butane” cual ta vapo-
riza butane liquido for di sphere-
nan di butane 708 y 709 na 45
psig (liber pa duim cuadra) den
e sistema di gas combustible
pa mantene presion di e gas
combustible. Pa motibo di con-
tinuo vaporizacion di butane des-
pues cu PCAR a ser baha, un
vaporizador di butane di repues-
to y pompnan adecuado tabata
necesario. E cambio aki tambe
a requeri varios equiponan no-
bo, manera valvulanan di con-
trol, controlInan di presion y ni-
vel y instrumentonan di fluho y
temperatura pa automaticamen-
te mantene un constante pre-
sion di gas combustible den
henter refineria.

Despues cu e sistema a ser
poni den operacion ariba April
1, 1973, e confiabilidad di e sis-
tema di gas combustible modi-
fica aki a ser resolvi y testnan
di stabilidad a ser conduci pro-
mer cu dos, despues cu uno y
mas despues sin ningun tanki
den servicio. Ora cu tabatin e
seguridad cu e ta funciona y
varios problemanan potencial a
ser corregi, e sistema di gas
combustible awor ta funcionan-
do satisfactoriamente sin e tan-
kinan. Encarga cu e trabao di
disenjo pa e sistema aki tabata

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

April 19, 1974 |

Of the four fuel gas spheres, two remain. The one at left, resemb-
ling the proverbial "pot of gold” after partial dismantling.

Di e cuatro sphere di fuel gas, dos a keda. Esun na robez, ta parce

e proverbial "wea di oro” despues cu e ta parcialmente desmantela

Oil Mist Lubrication

(Continued from page 7)
individual pump, turbine or mo-
tor bearing housings.

Only refinery air pressure is
used to operate the oil mist sys-
tem. Each oil mist generator
‘can take care of 200 bearings.
A total of 48 oil mist generators
and 16 oil mist reservoirs are in
service throughout the refinery.

The new oil mist lubricating
system improves the lubrication
of bearings and consequently re-

Charles A. Richardson, un inge-
niero quimico den Technical -
Light Hydrocarbons / Offsites.
Durante e testnan di stabilidad
el tabata asisti door di Jerry W.
Jackson, Supervising Engineer
den Mechanical Engineering su
|. & E. E. Section.

Awor cu e tankinan rond6é di
gas combustible no ta sirbi nan
propésito mas, nan ta ser des-
mantela door di Chicago Bridge
& Iron Company. Pa recorda e
“bon temponan biew”, te ainda
ta keda como siete otro tanki
rond6é den otro servicionan den
tankfarm.

duces bearing failures and main-
tenance to a minimum. In addi-
tion, oil ‘consumption is abou
40°o less as compared with the}
former liquid oil lubrication sys
tem.

Training in the new lubricating
system has been conducted fo
several months using a video
tape program.

In all, nine hundred Mechanic,
al and Process personnel havé
been acquainted with the opera
tion and advantages of the nev)
oil mist lubricating system. i

Charlie Miannay, a Senior En
gineering Associate in Mechan
ical - Maintenance & Plannin
Division, has been in charge c
introducing the new system a
Lago. Ramon Hodge, a Senio
Engineering Assistant, has dont
most of the detailed engineerin
and order specification for tht
major part of the refinery oi
mist system. With the signifi
cant improvement from oil mis
lubrication, Lago now has mor
than double the operating life c
equipment when compared wit
several other major refineries.

DECEASED ANNUITANTS

ANGELICO WILLEMS died In Aruba on January 22, 1974 at

te age of 60.

Mr. Willems, who had been working in Mechan-

ical - Pipe, retired on November 1, 1965 after over 30 years of

service.

JOSE CAROLINA died in Aruba on January 31, 1974. He was
77 years old. He had worked in the Colony Services and retir-
ed on October 1, 1956 after 22 years of service.

GEORGE A. SULKER passed away in Guyana at the age of

78 on February 3, 1974.

He had been employed in Mechanical-

Instrument and retired on March 1, 1958 after 15 years of service.
GUILLAUME A. BEREND died In Aruba on February 5, 1974. He
was 58 years old. Mr. Berend, who had been working In Me-
chanical - Instrument, retired on January 1, 1966 after 23 years

of service.







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