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Foreword
ForewordThe forest has largely reclaimed the Amoco Refinery in Destrehan, Louisiana. A large sugar maple sprouts from a long since forgotten control room. If one didn't know, the delayed coker drum structure might be mistaken for a ruined temple. Brick chimney stacks rise defiantly above the feathery tops of the cypress trees.The process vessels were uprooted in 1955 and shipped to the Amoco Refinery in Texas City. Odd bits of piping and valves have sunk into the swamp. A half century of gentle, but persistent effort by Mother Nature has partly reclaimed this bit of earth for the natural world.The area is fenced and closed to the public. Well test points dot the fence line. After 50 years, someone is still monitoring the ground water seepage for escaping aromatics and other cancer-caus…
Citation
Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Foreword, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export