|• The MEK manufacturing
circuit needed to be shut down because of coking. I helped to identify that is was
polymerized Isobutylene that cause the problem. My boss used a fish eye in
acid to show the value of eye protection around sulfuric acid. An eye rinse is way too late to save your
eye once acid touches it. Wear your
|• The January 1979 explosion at the Bayway refinery taught
me first hand about safety. It’s
impressive to see a 15 ton heat exchanger a 100 yards from where it was
installed and to see pipe racks look like a plate of spaghetti.
|• My bosses said they liked outgoing people yet wanted me to
be “less enthusiastic” and to “not smile too much”.
|• Performance reviews are like humanities classes. You have
to take them, but you don’t know why.