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Ingram Signs 10-Year $150-Million Contract

To Transport Fuel Oil

Ingram Barge Company, a divi- sion of Ingram Corporation, New

Orleans, La., has signed a 10-year contract valued at approximately $150 million with Commonwealth

Edison Company of Chicago for the transporting of up to 20 million barrels annually of low sulphur #6 fuel oil from the New Orleans area to Commonwealth Edison's Collins electric generating station now un- der construction near Morris, on the Illinois River southwest of Chi- cago. The initial movement of oil will begin in late 1975. The contract may be extended beyond the origi- nal term.

To meet schedule deadlines, John

M. Donnelly, president of Ingram

Barge Company, said that Ingram has already awarded contracts for the construction of six high-horse- power towboats and 48 integrated tank barges for the transporting of the oil. The barges will foe of double skin construction and equipped with self-contained pumping and heating capacity so that they can be immediately discharged upon ar- rival at the Collins station. All of the equipment will employ the very latest in shipbuilding technology.

Final decisions on the choice of hull forms and power plants will be made after an extensive model test- ing program is conducted in Wa- geningen, the Netherlands.

Mr. Donnelly also stated that In- gram already has under construc- tion five towboats and 23 barges for other customers as part of an on- going expansion program.

Wendt Heads New

Offshore Dept. For

Getty Oil Company

George H. Truran, vice president and general manager of the Hou- ston, Texas-based Mid-Continent

Exploration and Production Divi- sion of Getty Oil Company, has an- nounced the formation of a new off- shore exploration and production department to operate its expand- ing offshore interests.

H. Edward Wendt, production manager for 'the division, has been named manager of the new depart- ment.

Edd R. Turner. Jr., manager of the former offshore department, is the assistant manager.

The new department is responsi- ble for exploration and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

For the past three years, Getty

Oil has been operator of the U.S.

Atlantic Ocean Offshore group's seismic exploration program on the

Atlantic outer continental shelf.

The new department will also concentrate more on company par- ticipation as an operator in offshore ventures. For about 27 years, it has 'been a working interest member in the CAGC group in the Gulf of


Three Appointments

To Towing Industry

Advisory Committee

The Commandant of the Coast

Guard has announced the appoint- ment of three additional members to the service's Towing Industry

Advisory Committee (TIAC), in- cluding former astronaut and re- tired Navy Captain, James A. Lo- vell.

Captain Lovell is now senior ex- ecutive vice president of Bay-

Houston Towing Co., Houston,

Texas. The other appointees are Ed

A. Smith of Alamo Barge Lines, also of Houston, and G.H. Chap- man, senior vice president, Upper

Mississippi Towing Corp., Minne- apolis, Minn.

Twenty-seven other members were appointed last November. All of the appointments run until June 30, 1975.

The committee, originally char- tered as the Western Rivers Panel in 1943, provides advice and con- sultation to the Coast Guard's Ma- rine Safety Council with respect to safe operation of towing vessels and 'barges on inland and coastal waterways.

The full committee meets twice a year. During the interim period, particular problems of the towing industry will be considered by smaller working groups.

If we tried to tell you that packing of TEFLONfiber was at least 4 times as good as the best conventional packing you would want proof. <30®)

About four years ago, the American

Oil Company tested packing of

TEFLON® TFE fluorocarbon fiber on their lake tanker operation. This operation transports on a 10 montn a year valve packing was bei replaced each season. A packing that lasted a full season was considered very good.

Then they tried

TEFLON fiber. The packing of TEFLON easily lasted the first season. Then it lasted the second season.

No one could believe it. So they pulled packing from some of the pumps and valves. It looked good so they left the rest as is. Packing of TEFLON fiber has lasted through the four year test period or about four times longer than the best conventional packing materials.

Performance like this is not unusual for packing of TEFLON fiber. In many tests

TEFLON I "They said this new packing was good, but I'd never believe it'd be this good " materials 5,10 even 15 times.

Packing of TEFLON fiber comes in two basic forms ...soft and hard. The soft form is good for pressures up to 2500 psi and shaft surface speeds to 1200 fpm. The hard form can take pressure to 5000 psi and shaft speeds of 600 fpm. Both forms can operate from-400° to +550°F.

Both are highly resistant to virtually all industnal chemicals and fluids. Both meet

MIL-P-24396 (SHIPS) 15 Sept. 1970. Both can substantially reduce your pump and valve packing problems.

The next time you order packing, why not test packing of TEFLON fiber. If you'd like more proof first, write Du Pont Co., Eden

Park Bldg., 15690 New Castle Ave., Wilming- ton, DE 19898, Attn. L. B. Gates, for a free copy of "Save time! Save money! With pack- ings made from TEFLON® fiber." In Europe, write: DuPont de Nemours

International S.A., Geneva 24,

Switzerland. imm fiber outperformed conventional 'DuPont's registered trademark for its TFE fluorocarbon fiber.

Here's some proof.

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