An extremely long, heavy splitter column made a journey to Houston from Italy late last year. M.W. Kellogg Co. let a contract to Jumbo Navigation NY, Geneva, Switzerland, to transport the vessels to a Quantum Chemical Corp. petrochemical plant at Deer Park, Tex. The transport involved three columns, the largest a 748 metric ton splitter column 297 ft long. The columns were fabricated at Porto Marghera, Italy. Two of the columns were 66 m long and 6 m in diameter and weighed 497 metric tons and 450 metric tons. They were shipped simultaneously aboard the Jumbo Fairmast. The splitter colu...

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