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AquaMarine Asks Title XI

On Deck Specialty Barge

To Cost $4.15 Million

AquaMarine Associates, doing business as Offshore Transporta- tion Co., 935 Mellie Esperson

Building, Houston, Texas, has ap- plied to the Maritime Adminis- tration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construc- tion of one deck specialty barge.

The company plans to operate the 300-foot-long vessel in the U.S.

Gulf Coast area. The proposed builder, Misener Industries, Inc. of Tampa, Fla., has set delivery for December 15, 1980.

If approved, the Title XI guar- antee will cover $3.6 million, or 87% percent of the barge's $4.15- million estimated cost.

Guy Beakley Appointed

Director Of R&D For


Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. of At- lanta, Ga., has announced the ap- pointment of Guy W. Beakley as its director of research and de- velopment. He comes to his new position from two years as gen- eral manager of the company's satellite communications division.

As director of research and de- velopment, he will be responsible for developing and overseeing the corporate R&D plans and objec- tives, reporting to the office of the president.

Dr. Beakley joined Scientific-

Atlanta in 1977 after several years in engineering and manage- ment positions at RCA Labora- tories in Princeton, N.J.

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Features Positive Shutoff —Literature Available

Designed specifically to handle hydrocarbons, corrosive media, and other difficult applications, the Norris M285 Series butterfly valve is a long-life, positive-shut- off valve that meets ANSI B16.5

Code for pressure and tempera- ture ratings of Class 150 flanges.

An O-ring, set in a specially designed disc groove (patent ap- plied for), seals against the field- replaceable metal liner. The bi- directional disc O-ring groove as- sures positive shutoff in both directions. Shaft O-ring seals and metal liner keep the body dry.

Separate body O-ring flange seals eliminate the need for flange gaskets, and can be replaced in minutes without dismantling the valve.

An almost endless combination of disc, liner and O-ring seal ma- terials is possible to control even the most destructive flowstream.

Norris valves with stainless steel,

Inconel, Hastelloy, titanium, Mon- el, zirconium, or aluminum bronze disc and liner; Viton®, Kalrez®, buna N, EPDM, or neoprene seals solve difficult valving problems in the chemical processing indus- try — without repairs — over long periods of service time. The limited amount of elastomeric ma- terial that is in contact with the flowstream makes M285 valves ideal for handling volatile mate- rials such as gasoline, jet fuel, and solvents which tend to dry elastomers.

The flow area is equal on both sides of the through-shaft and angled disc. According to the manufacturer, there is less turbu- lence and reduced fluid dynamic torque than in "high-perform- ance" butterfly valves with off- set discs.

Rated at 285 psi w.p. with re- serve strength to handle sudden differential pressure surges, the

Norris M285 butterfly valve is available in sizes 2y2 through 36 inches, single flange lug and wafer styles, with a choice of manual or automated operators.

For free literature or additional information, write to Mrs. Pat

Dillard, Dept. MR, Dover Corpo- ration/Norris Division, P.O. Box 1739, Tulsa, Okla. 74101.

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