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M.A.N. Acquires

Majority Shares in

B&W Diesel A/S

Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-

Nurnberg AG of West Germany has acquired all of the shares held by Burmeister & Wain A/S in the

Danish company B&W Diesel

A/S. M.A.N, now holds 99.5 per- cent of the shares in that com- pany; the remaining shares are owned by the Norwegian ship- owner Otto Grieg Tidemand.

B&W Diesel A/S, which started as a new organization on

January 1 this year, comprises all the diesel-related activities of

B&W Engineering, B & W En- gine Works, B&W Alpha Diesel, and B & W Holeby Diesel.

The ever-increasing emphasis on energy conservation, coupled with the fact that B&W Diesel is marketing a most fuel-efficient diesel engine, classifies the recent acquisition of the B&W shares by M.A.N, as a sound investment in the energy sector. The M.A.N, management has expressed their desire to maintain and strengthen the unique diesel engine develop- ment and know-how of B & W


The subsequent strengthening of the business efforts as a result of being consolidated under one strong financial responsibility is expected to further enhance the success of B & W Diesel A/S, thereby assuring the owners and operators worldwide that the re- liable and efficient diesel engines of the B&W design will continue their strong representation on the world market.

R.E. Waegner Named

Executive VP For

Bay & River Navigation

Robert E. Waegner has been elected executive vice president- general manager and a director of

Bay and River Navigation Com- pany, Richmond, Calif. He joined the company in 1979, after hold- ing various executive positions with Matson Navigation Company and Seatrain Lines.

At the same time, Capt. C.C.

Rasmussen announced his retire- ment as president-general man- ager and a director of Bay and

River. Captain Rasmussen has been active in the maritime in- dustry for 45 years both at sea and ashore. He joined Bay and

River in 1955, and for the past 12 years served as president of the company.

Literature Available

On Chesterton Pump

And Valve Packings

Two high-performance, multi- ple service mechanical packings have been developed by A.W.

Chesterton Company, Stoneham,

Mass., for pump and valve appli- cations in media in pH range of 4 to 11, and in temperatures up to 400F(205C).

Greater yarn strength and the incorporation of PTFE and other lubricants enable both styles to be particularly effective. Each strand of the yarn has been individually coated to dissipate heat, and to allow proper frictional character- istics in centrifugal pump appli- cations.

Du Pont's Kevlar aramid fibers are used in the yarn manufacture.

This permits the packing's use in higher pressures than are toler- ated by other braided packings.

Chesterton Style 340 and 1740 can be used as backup rings in com- bination with other types of pack- ing because of their greater strength.

Style 340 is square-braided.

Such construction generally al- lows greater flexibility and re- duces shaft wear. Style 1740 is an interbraid construction, and is designed for applications in which pressures are high or/and shaft bearing support is weakened.

For further information, write to Robert Robotham for Bulletin 71780, A.W. Chesterton Company,

Middlesex Industrial Park, Stone- ham, Mass. 02180.


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