Trellclean Conducts Technical Briefing And Hull-Cleaning Demonstration

Trellclean International, Limited, manufacturers and worldwide operators of the Trellclean underwater hull cleaning service, held a two-day in-depth technical briefing and a live demonstration of their three types of barnacleremoving machines recently in Long Beach, Calif.

The meeting was attended by Trellclean-associated companies from 10 separate geographical areas of the world. Other guests included Arild Rinvoll, Senior Research Engineer of The Ship Research Institute of Norway; Joseph Pastore and Harold Siagel, president and treasurer of National Industrial Service Group; E.B. Zetterlund, senior technical service representative of the 3M Company; and John D. Koss, Underwater Operations Company; and also representatives of several paint companies.

Additionally, representatives of U.S. and foreign shipping companies and the U.S. Navy observed the operation of the Trellclean machine as it cleaned the side of a large barge. This demonstration was carried out at the Dillingham base in Long Beach Harbor.

Edward Stettinius, vice president of Trellclean, conducted the meeting, Arild Rinvoll of The Ship Research Institute of Norway lectured on the economic advantages of underwater hull cleaning in general and the advantages of the Trellclean system in particular.

Malte Bystrom, general operating manager of Trellclean, lectured on the specific mechanical advantages of the Trellclean machines.

Mr. Stettinius explained to the meeting that Trellclean International manufactures its own machines, holds patents or patents applied for in 18 maritime countries and is continuing to effect improvements through its research and development.

He also stated that in order to maintain one high cleaning standard on a worldwide basis, Trellclean sells no machines. The only users of the equipment are members of the worldwide Trellclean organization which enables the company to control the use and maintenance of the very sophisticated machines.

Dillingham Maritime Company.

Long Beach, Calif., is responsible for Trellclean operations on the entire West Coast of the United States, Hawaii and Guam. Raynor T. Tsuneyoshi, vice-president, is in direct charge.

Early next year, Trellclean will hold similar meetings in Europe and the Middle East.

Information relative to Trellclean worldwide operations is available f r om Transportation Concepts and Techniques of Charlottsville, Va.

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