Centrico Forms New Mineral Oil Group Headed By Lohmeyer

Rising demand for Westfalia oil purifying centrifuges has spurred the formation of a "Mineral Oil Group" at Centrico, Inc., it was recently announced. According to Wend Wendenburg, executive vice-president of Centrico: "With oil prices high and slated to go higher, more and more users are controlling costs by burning heavy fuel oil. Westfalia oil purifying Separators are an important part of this trend, and our new Group will help us serve the market more efficiently." Centrico, Inc., Northvale, N.J., is the North American distributor of Westfalia Separators and related systems.

Westfalia Oil-Purifying Separators remove both water and solid particles from fuel and lubricating oil, allowing engines to burn heavier, less expensive grades of diesel fuel, as well as recycle lubricating oil. This results in savings in fuel and lube oil costs, reduced engine wear, reduced maintenance and less engine downtime.

Head of the new Group will be Klaus Lohmeyer, manager of marine and power systems for Centrico.

Mr. Lohmeyer is a former seagoing chief engineer with experience in a wide tonnage range of merchant vessels. Before coming to Centrico he was employed at Westfalia Separator AG for 15 years where he became a specialist in oil purification systems. He will be responsible for all sales and engineering activities in four fields: (1) marine applications, including small boats, offshore drilling, fisheries, etc.; (2) land-based power plants; (3) gas turbine fuel purification and washing systems; and (4) lubricants, coolants and hydraulic fluids, etc., used in the metalworking industries.

Westfalia oil purifiers, expecially designed to handle "dirty" oil, are available in two types: Automatic models (OSA) are selfcleaning types that can operate for long periods of time without requiring shutdown for cleaning or maintenance; capacities range up to 5,300 gph. "Take-down" models (OTA) have the reliability of the self-cleaning types but must be halted periodically for cleaning; they are available with capacities Write 243 on Reader Service Card up to 4,700 gph.

According to Mr. Wendenburg, oil purification equipment was initially purchased as add-on equipment, but they are increasingly being specified by designers and engine manufacturers as original equipment. In this way, maximum functional and design efficiencies are realized.

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