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A big part of my background

By oldgreyheron      
This is the Venator titanium dioxide pigment plant at Greatham. I started work there in 1972 as a chemical engineer learning the complex chloride process, trouble shooting, designing and commissioning new plant. I was there or linked with it through a sequence of changed business names - British Titan Products - BTP Tioxide - Tioxide UK - Huntsman Tioxide and finally Huntsman Pigments. (More recently the name has changed to Venator.) The people and the plant taught me all I know and all that I've forgotten about chemical process engineering. There are many, many happy memories of people and experiences that come to mind whenever I see the plant. The fact that it's there when I'm exploring the Teesmouth National Nature Reserve is, for me, just great!


Tags: Technology General Industry Greatham Pigments Teesmouth NNR Teesmouth National Nature Reserve Titanium Dioxide My career Chemical Engineering Process Engineering

Voters: mike9005, PhilT2, mrswoolybill and 26 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2170 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2018 4:49PM
Memories... A Russian friend is married to a chemical engineer, they visited us in England around 25 years ago. Driving past Teesside I started to explain the importance of the chemical industry, Boris had already identified the processes going on in all the factories...

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25 Nov 2018 4:57PM
There’s a kind of beauty in industrial landscapes that I find attractive.. A very well taken panorama.
Arvorphoto Plus
9 108 4 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2018 5:33PM

Quote:There’s a kind of beauty in industrial landscapes that I find attractive.. A very well taken panorama.

I know what you mean about the beauty of industrial landscapes...
DaveRyder Plus
6 3.9k 2 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2018 5:41PM
Lovely shot, I've spent 42yrs driving past the Tioxide site on way to Seal Sands.

I do like Industrial landscape shots and this is a cracker.
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
25 Nov 2018 5:43PM
My brother was a chemical engineer...his work took him all over the world.😁
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
25 Nov 2018 5:50PM
It is like a second home--- a person's work place---

and a very impressive career! Congratulations!

Also, a grand image!
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
25 Nov 2018 7:39PM
For you a very nostalgic image obviously Mike.
25 Nov 2018 10:03PM
A wonderful image full of memories, Mike.


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