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Chicago Bridge To Expand
Pascagoula Facilities For
Offshore Rig Construction
Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. is planning to spend an additional $8 million to expand its facilities in Pascagoula, Miss., for the con- struction of large offshore oil rigs and equipment.
Robert Hicks, production man- ager in Pascagoula, said the com- pany has already spent $3.5 mil- lion on expansion and expects to increase employment from 135 to 500 by early 1982.
American SS Names Sproul
Gavin Sproul has been ap- pointed director of engineering for American Steamship Compa- ny, Buffalo, N.Y. The announce- ment was made recently by
Thomas W. Burke, president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Sproul previously served with the American Ship Building
Company, where he was vice pres- ident-engineering of their Am-
New Brochure Describes
Commercial Marine Lights
From Guest Corporation
The Guest Corporation of West
Hartford, Conn., offers a four- page brochure describing and il- lustrating its line of shipboard lighting products. The company claims to have originated the electronic strobe water light more than 20 years ago.
In addition to the strobe man- overboard lights, the brochure lists automatic barge lights, flash- ing marker lights, and steady lights. A separate data sheet de- tails the company's new personal flotation device (PFD) lights, which the Coast Guard now re- quires for all U.S.-registered com- mercial vessels on oceangoing, coastwise, and Great Lakes voy- ages.
For free copies of the Guest literature,
Write 24 on Reader Service Card
Coal Export Working Group —Will Move 'Aggressively'
The Reagan Administration im- plemented its coal export devel- opment policy when a high-level interagency working group met for the first time recently to tackle obstacles to U.S. coal ex- porting.
Commerce Secretary Malcolm
Baldrige, opening the initial ses- sion, told officials from more than a dozen executive branch agen- cies that "you have the oppor- tunity to redefine the United
States' role in world energy eco- nomics."
He cited Commerce Department estimates that coal exports will add more than $6 billion in trade income by 1985, and more than $14 billion by the year 2000. "You can help us change into a major world energy supplier and provide a key element in this
Administration's economic recov- ery program," Secretary Baldrige said.
Assistant Secretary William H.
Morris Jr., named earlier as chair- man of the new interagency group and chief Administration spokes- man on coal export matters, said the group would "move aggres- sively to make this nation the preeminent source of coal on the world energy market."
This aggressive export policy, marine industry officials stated, will have significant impact on the growth and development of barge and tug construction as well as on the development of port terminal facilities in the U.S. _______________ ______
The Worthington self-priming cargo pump with a PrimaVac valve the most reliable ever offered.
Normal Operation Loss of Suction Recycling
The Worthington self-priming cargo pumping system is a single- pump system that combines dis- charging with stripping, has positive suction lift, and features completely auto- matic self-prim- ing. It is ideally employed in all tanker and barge cargo systems where a single pump can be used.
The major com- ponents in the system are a Worthington ver- tical turbine pump and the Hudson Engineer- ing PrimaVac valve.
The pump offers extreme system flex- ibility because the impellers can be changed or stages added to meet system changes. And you have a choice of drive arrangements, so you can select the most efficient driver for your job-motor, engine or turbine. The pump features a spacer cou- pling that is mounted above the stuffing box for easier mainte- nance, and flanged column forguick positive alignment.
Capacities are to 30,000 gpm and heads to 2,300 feet.
A key factor in the high reliability of the system is its sensitive and fast-acting reprim- ing design activated by the PrimaVac valve.
This external-cartridge valve can easily be held in balance by a simple sensing mech- anism, does not pro- ject into the casing, and does not offer physical resistance or back pressure against the flow of the product through the pump. It will function through- out all pressure ranges and with any product viscosity.
Another important advantage of installing the Worthington cargo pumping system- wherever in the world your vessels travel, they'll never be far from Worthington serv- ice facilities. Parts, maintenance, overhaul and repair service is available worldwide.
For complete in- formation on the
Worthington self-prim- ing cargo pumping system, contact your nearest Worthington sales office-it's listed in the Yellow Pages-or write: Worthington
Group, McGraw-Edi- son Company, 270
Sheffield Street, Dept. 21-19, Mountainside,
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