Page 8: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (February 1989)
Marchand Reelected Head,
Mid-Gulf Seaports Marine
Doug Marchand, general man- ager/port director of the Port of
Galveston, has been elected to serve a second term as chairman of the
Mid-Gulf Seaports Marine Termi- nal Conference.
The Conference, founded on No- vember 25,1966 by the Ports of New
Orleans, Lake Charles, and Baton
Rouge, has grown to include all of the Gulf ports from Tampa, Fla., to
The Conference addresses port terminal rates, rules and regulations in connection with services and fa- cilities provided by port authori- ties.
Other officials include vice chair- man James Pugh, Port of Hous- ton, and secretary/treasurer Mike
Steele, Port of Galveston.
Compact Weather Facsimile
From Raytheon Can Be Programmed
For Unattended Operation
SIMSITE® engineered composite impellers, wear rings, casing rings, bearings and bushings outlast, outguarantee and outperform cast iron, bronze, stainless steel and monel. They also eliminate balance problems.
And we've been proving that with applications know-how since 1919.
Free information on request
Sims Pump Valve Co. Inc. 1314 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201)792-0600
Because of our growing business, we need professional engineering sales representation in many areas. Call for details.
Circle 196 on Reader Service Card
National Marine Names
Deborah L. Dupre VP,
Information And Planning
The New Orleans-based river transportation company of National
Marine, Inc. recently announced that Deborah L. Dupre has been promoted to the position of vice president, information and plan- ning.
Ms. Dupre joined National Ma- rine in 1983 as a systems analyst and was promoted to manager, informa- tion systems in 1985. She is respon- sible for the development and im- plementation of TRAK, the com- puterized barge tracking system.
Her new position will focus on cost and new venture analysis.
Lister Chain To Open
U.S. Anchor Chain Plant —Literature Available
Lister Chain & Forge Inc., a re- cently incorporated U.S. company, associated with 78-year-old Canadi- an chain-making and steel forging concern Lister Bolt & Chain, Ltd.,
Vancouver, B.C., recently an- nounced it would commence the manufacture of ship anchor chain in the U.S. by early April 1989.
Located near Bellingham, Wash.,
Lister Chain & Forge will occupy five acres of industrial land and a 16,000-square-foot concrete block building.
With chain-making, heat-treating and testing equipment supplied by
ESAB AB, a subsidiary of Swedish company ASEA, Lister Chain &
Forge will be able to produce all sizes of marine anchor and mooring chain from 3/4-inch through 4-3/4- inch diameter.
Lister Bolt & Chain, the Canadi- an parent and flagship of the Lister
Group of companies, produces ship- board anchor chain for the U.S. and
Canadian Navies, as well as other types of chain and steel forgings for commercial marine and industrial requirements.
Lister products and facilities are recognized by many classification societies including the American
Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd's Regis- ter of Shipping and the American
For free literature detailing the product line of Lister Chain &
Circle 9 on Reader Service Card
The new JAX 9 Weather Facsim- ile Receiver from Raytheon pro- duces high-resolution satellite pho- tos and other recordings in 16 grad- ation levels on 10-inch thermosensi- tive paper. Because of its built-in timer feature, the JAX 9 can be pre- set to start and stop during selected broadcasts, allowing fully unat- tended operation.
The JAX 9 offers automatic and manual control for phase matching, selection of scanning speed (60, 90, 120, or 240 scans per minute), index of cooperation (288 and 576), and paper feed.
Up to 100 weather station fre- quencies can be programmed into memory, using keypad controls.
The JAX 9 has a double superhe- terodyne, synthesized receiving sys- tem with a frequency range of 2- 24.9999 MHz. It operates on 11 to 40
JAX 9 Weather Facsimile from Raytheon.
The JAX 9 has passed Raytheon's tough environmental tests for shock, vibration, temperature ex- tremes, and resistance to corrosion, fungus, and water penetration.
For more information on Ray- theon's new JAX 9 Weather Fac- simile Receiver,
Circle 1 on Reader Service Card
Valve Cage Repairing: An Example
Of MWH's Service To The Customer —Literature Offered—
Valve cages, whether water- cooled or uncooled, may have some inherent weaknesses which can lead to serious defects after some thou- sand running hours. The sensitive spots are the cooling channels, weld area, seat coating and the anti-cor- rosion coating.
The damaged areas can be re- paired economically in the factory and, according to Markisches Werk
Halver (MWH), customers are de- lighted about the quality of the reconditoned cages, and about the fact that they are more cost effec- tive than new replacement cages.
MWH offers a valve recondition- ing service which is able to deal with nearly all types of cages, irrespective of whether these were originally manufactured by MWH.
First of all, the valve cages are checked completely in order to de- termine whether an economic repair can be effected, and to ensure that after repair the valve cages will operate for the designed period.
Thereafter, some or all of the follow- ing work will be carried out, de- pending on the actual condition of each valve cage: seat repair with new armor coating followed by ultra- sonic testing; reapplying the anti- corrosive coating; cleaning of the cooling channels; pressure testing of the cooling chamber, repairing if necessary; checking of the valve guides, replacing if necessary.
These are the essential points of a cage: cooling channels
As a special service to customers, MWH will repair valve cages on modern machinery in the workshop.
One of the critical points of the repair work is the perfect matching of the valve head seat angle to the cage seat. This precision work can only be carried out on modern ma- chinery in the workshop.
At the end of the reconditioning, each cage is submitted to the same control procedure as a new one. In this way customers can be sure that all cages reconditioned by MWH fully comply with their require- ments.
In order to provide a quick ser- vice, MWH is in a position to supply reconditioned cages on an exchange basis.
For further information and free literature from MWH,
Circle 20 on Reader Service Card 10 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News