Intern experience at the Conoco VCM plant: an internship report
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This report deals with the professional engineering experience accrued by the author during the eight-month internship with Conoco Chemicals in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Background of the internship is discussed, including the intern's position in the organization of the plant. Major projects assigned during the internship are defined. The problem of occupational exposure to vinyl chloride, a toxic chemical, is addressed and a system for monitoring employee exposure is developed and proposed. The exposure to industrial noise at the plant is evaluated and recommendations are presented.
"Submitted to the College of Engineering of Texas A&M University in partial fulfilllment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Engineering."
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 52-53)
SubjectMajor Industrial Engineering
Vinyl chloride - Air content - Measurement
Vinyl chloride - Toxicology - Louisiana - Lake Charles
Industrial noise - Louisiana - Lake Charles - Measurement
Noise control - Louisiana - Lake Charles
Industrial hygiene - Louisiana - Lake Charles
Hall, James Josiah (1975). Intern experience at the Conoco VCM plant: an internship report. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from