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RSV Group Reorganized—

Midland Marine Will Now

Represent Verolme In U.S.

The Rhine-Schelde-Verolme

Group of The Netherlands has an- nounced that with the reorgani- zation of Group activities there will be a change in the repre- sentation in the United States previously carried out by Rhine-

Schelde-Verolme (North Ameri-

Cci) Inc

The VDSM Group (Verolme

Botlek) consisting of Verolme

Dock and Shipbuilding Company

B.V. and Verolme Tankcleaning

Company B.V. will be represented in the U.S. by Midland Marine

Corporation, One Penn Plaza, New

York, N.Y. 10119. Martin A. Lan- geveld, formerly with Rhine-

Schelde-Verolme (North Ameri- ca), Inc. and Verolme United

Shipyards (North America), has joined Midland Marine with pri- mary responsibility for the ac- tivities and interests of Verolme

Botlek in the U.S. and Canada.

The combined management of

Wilton-Fijenoord and Rotterdam

Dockyard Company also an nounced the formation of Wilton-

Rotterdam Dockyard Group, which will result in a closer coordina- tion of the activities of these companies. This group will be rep- resented in the U.S. by Ampower

Corporation, One Marine Plaza,

North Bergen, N.J. 07047, who represented Rotterdam Dockyard

Company from 1959 to 1973. This activity will be carried out by

Robert H. Imlah, vice president of Ampower, and Frank R. Mc-

Kenna, who has handled the ac- tivities of Wilton-Fijenoord since 1965.

L.C. Meeks Promoted To

Marketing Manager

For Hydro Products

L. Charles Meeks Jr. has been promoted to marketing manager of Hydro Products, Inc. at its headquarters in San Diego. He will be responsible for achieving the company's new business ob- jectives in the Commercial Prod- ucts Division, and will direct the sales activities of the product line managers and the worldwide rep- resentative network.

Hydro Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tetra Tech, Inc., is engaged in developing, manufac- turing, and marketing underwa- ter television systems, illumina- tion systems, instruments, and remote-controlled vehicles used primarily in the offshore oil, ma- rine construction, and utility in- dustries.

Clark Named Department

General Manager At

Tickle Engineering

Chris Clark

Chris Clark has been named general manager of the Marine and Machine Shop Departments of the Arthur Tickle Engineering

Works, Brooklyn, N.Y. The an- nouncement was made by J.T.

Whitely, president of the corpo- ration.

A 1965 graduate of the United

States Merchant Marine Acad- emy, Mr. Clark comes to his new position with 15 years of marine and machine shop experience. unattended are also available.

Every SFC BW unit is equipped with a dedicated feed pump to allow SFC BW

Separators to be sized to meet a vessel's exact needs.

They do not have to rely on the vessel's bilge pump.

Recovered Oil


The value of the recovered oil, either returned directly to the ship's fuel tank or stored for reprocessing ashore, should not be overlooked.

The pay-back period for

SFC-BW Separators is continually being reduced as the price of oil rises.

Get All the Facts.

SFC BW Oil/Water

Separators are available with capacities from V2 to 60 cubic meters per hour. Write or call for full details... and for a copy of "From A to X about

Oil/Water Separators". This six-page report has facts on

MARPOL, IMCO, and U.S. regulations for shipboard oil/water separators.



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Florham Park. N.J. 07932 USA

Phone: (201)765-1546



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South Croydon, Surrey,


Phone: 01-668-6211



Societe d'Etudes et de Realisations d'Equipements Petroliers 11, rue du Pont V 76600 LeHavre, France

Phone: (35) 25.81.15

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U.S. Coast Guard Approved

Oil/Water Separators

Less Than 2 ppm of Oil.


SFC BW Oil/Water

Separators are now

U.S. Coast Guard approved for shipboard use to meet IMCO and MARPOL regulations for discharge of bilge water.

Under pending legislation all non-tanker vessels over 400 tons which ballast fuel tanks or have machinery spaces, will be required to have a U.S. Coast Guard approved 15 ppm (parts per million) oil/water separator on board to enter U.S. waters. Similar vessels under 400 tons have the added option of transferring oily bilge and ballast slops to a reception facility.

In recent U.S. Coast

Guard certification tests,

BUTTERWORTH8 SFC BW (Separator Filter Coalescer-

Bilge Water) units exceeded

U.S.C.G. and IMCO

A.393(X) requirements. In many tests, separated water discharges contained less than 2 ppm of oil. SFC BW units have also been approved in conformance with A.393(X) by Norway, France,

Netherlands, Poland, Italy,

Yugoslavia, United Kingdom,

Greece and Germany.

Superior Vertical Processing.

SFC BW Oil/Water

Separators are simple and rugged, with no internal moving parts. They operate at atmospheric pressure with minimum maintenance.

Unlike some other separators. SFC BW units use vertical rather than horizontal processing.

With an SFC BW unit, the oil/water mixture is first introduced into an upper chamber where pure oil is immediately removed. The remaining oily water flows down along an outer shell, then upward past coalescing fins. Final cleansing occurs as the almost oil-free water is drawn through a flushable coalescer medium.

Unaffected by Pitch and Roll.

Unlike horizontal units, vertical processing SFC BW units occupy a minimum of deck space with all separation occurring in a single container.

A 10 cubic meter per hour unit, for example, is only 4V£ feet in diameter. SFC BW units can operate in almost any weather. They are virtually unaffected by pitch and roll.

Other Features.

With SFC BW units, initial separation occurs at atmospheric pressure. The clean-water discharge pump creates a slight vacuum for final filter separation. As a result, SFC BW Oil/Water

Separators do not clog or stop up. They can be located below the water-line with discharge elevations up to 30 meters.

A standard SFC BW unit operates unattended until a 20-minute filter backflush is required. The time between backflushes - usually 12 to 24 hours - depends on the degree of oil contamination.

Fully automatic units that operate completely ©Copyright 1980, Butterworth Systems Inc.

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