Page 26: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (November 1985)
Jorgensen Company New
Licensee For Escher Wyss
Jack T. Bunt, vice president and general manager of the Seattle division, announced that the Earle
M. Jorgensen Company, Forge Divi- sion, Seattle, Wash., and Escher
Wyss GmbH of Ravensburg, West
Germany, have recently signed an agreement which enables Jorgensen
Steel to market and manufacture the full range of Escher Wyss con- trollable-pitch propellers.
Escher Wyss has been a major manufacturer of marine controll- able-pitch propellers for the mili- tary and commercial markets for more than 50 years. At present, over 1,500 Escher Wyss propellers are in service, including what is said to be the world's highest horsepower con- trollable-pitch propeller, rated at 46,000 hp and 24-feet diameter.
Also included is the world's largest 3-bladed and 5-bladed controllable- pitch propellers, 36 feet and 31 feet in diameter, respectively.
The Jorgensen Company has been
Shipyards of the future will probably utilize shiplift and land transfer systems, such as this one at Todd's Los Angeles Division, rather than floating dry docks or shipways.
This high technology facility, permits the performance of construction or repair work on five ships simultaneously. Additionally, computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), as well as on-line robotic welding are an integral part of Todd's shipbuilding expertise. Indeed, today Todd is a cost-efficient, high technology company uniquely qualified to meet future naval and maritime needs.
Todd is committed to providing the best service possible to the U. S. Navy, as well as our com- mercial customers, and is unquestionably a "Yes, we can do it!" company.
Todd Shipyards Corporation
One State Street Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10004
Telephone: (212) 668-4700 Cable: "Robin" New York
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE/NEW ORLEANS/GALVESTON a distributor and processor of steel and aluminum, as well as a manu- facturer of marine shafting and re- lated components for more than 60 years. The company's forge facility consists of two plants, one on a 22- acre site in Seattle and the other covering 4 acres within the large
Jorgensen complex in Los Angeles,
The Forge Division facilities in- clude capability for melting steel, open die forgings, ring rolling, heat treating, and machining forgings and other marine-related products weighing up to 150 tons. For many years the company has been a major supplier to the Navy and Coast
Under the newly formed associa- tion, Jorgensen-Escher Wyss, Herb
Streb, formerly director of North- ern Line-Escher Wyss at Tacoma
Boat Building Company, will as- sume the position of manager pro- peller operations. Mr. Streb brings over 30 years' marine experience to
Jorgensen, the past 15 years of which have been associated with controllable-pitch propellers.
The Earle M. Jorgensen Compa- ny reports its new affiliation with
Escher Wyss will result in the larg- est manufacturing facility of con- trollable-pitch propellers and ma- rine shafting in the world.
For free literature and further information on the Escher Wyss line of controllable-pitch propellers,
Circle 30 on Reader Service Card
New Manual Details
Against 5,000 Products
A detailed "tank coating manual" has been published by Sigma Coat- ings BV as a guide for shipbuilders, ship repairers, petrochemical and allied industries, painting contrac- tors, and many others. The publica- tion is one of the most comprehen- sive guides to cargo tank protection against the effects of more than 5,000 liquid chemical and petroleum products which need to be stored, shipped in bulk or as "parcels" in products tankers.
The problems, surface prepara- tion and coating solutions, are shown in this newly issued Sigma
Coatings manual and code of prac- tice covering the requirements and precautions involved in such things as: tanks for crude oil and cargo/bal- last; zinc-based and other epoxy primers for various paint systems; coal tar epoxy coatings for excep- tional resistance to water and chem- icals; zinc silicates; and much more.
Guidance is given on drying times for various Sigma tank coating sys- tems, primer considerations, film thicknesses, overcoating possibili- ties and intervals, fime required for curing, suitable ambient tempera- tures for applications, recom- mended methods of applying vari- ous coatings, pretreatment and oth- er relevant information.
For a free copy of the manual and specific information in the tank- coating code of practice on protec- tive tank coatings for special chemi- cals or products,
Circle 41 on Reader Service Card
REFRIGERATION Maritime Reporter/Engineering News