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SEPTEMBER 2002 AIChE NORTH BAY MEETING AND PLANT TOUR AT VALERO REFINERY

Date: September 17, 2002

Place: Benicia, CA

Sponsor: AIChE NorCal Section and Valero Refinery

1. This is FibroGen located at 225 Gateway Blvd., South San Francisco, CA. 2. This is Gateway Blvd. in South San Francisco, CA. 3. Here's the shuttle bus going to Glen Park Bart Station. 4. Engr. Armando M. Balajadia inside the shuttle bus. 5. This is Gateway Blvd. approaching to Oyster Point Blvd. in South San Francisco, CA. 6. This is Gateway Blvd. cor. Oyster Point Blvd. in South San Francisco, CA. 7. This is Oyster Point Blvd. approaching to Highway 101. 8. This is Highway 101 in Brisbane, CA. 9. This is Highway 101 going to San Francisco, CA. 10. This is San Francisco Bay besides Highway 101.
11. This is Highway 101 in San Francisco, CA. 12. This is Highway 101 going to Highway 280. 13. These are Highways 101 and 280 in San Francisco, CA. 14. This is Highway 280 exit going to Glen Park Bart Station. 15. This is Diamond Road going to Glen Park in San Francisco, CA. 16. This is Diamond Road in Glen Park. 17. This is Glen Park Bart Station. 18. Engr. Armando M. Balajadia at Glen Park Bart Station. 19. Here comes the train going to Pittsburg/ Baypoint, CA. 20. This is Highway 680 in Oakland, CA.
21. More offices in Oakland, CA. 22. This is a forest area in Pleasant Hill, CA. 23. This is a forest area in Martinez, CA. 24. This is the intersection of Highways 680 and 880 in Concord, CA. 25. This is a commercial area in North Concord, CA. 26. The train arrives at Pittsburg/ Baypoint, CA. 27. This is Pittsburg/ Baypoint Bart Station. 28. This is Highway 880 going to Highway 80 in Pittsburg, CA. 29. This is Highway 80 in Valejo, CA. 30. This is Highway 80 going to Benicia Bridge.
31. San Francisco Bay is seen from Benicia Bridge. 32. This is Highway 80 in Benicia, CA. 33. This is 2nd Street in Benicia, CA. 34. This is Valero Refinery located at 3400E 2nd Street, Benicia, CA 94510. 35. AIChE NorCal Members at the Registration Booth. 36. AIChE NorCal Members during social activites. 37. Engr. Armando M. Balajadia with souvenier items from Valero Refinery. 38. AIChE NorCal Chair Dr. Andre da Costa and AIChE NorCal Vice-Chair Tom McVey start the meeting. 39. AIChE NorCal Members are exited in the plant tour. 40. AIChE NorCal Vice-Chair Tom McVey introduced the guest speaker.
41. Mr. Steve Penny, Planning/Project Design Manager of Valero Refinery discussed about the company. 42. Mr. Steve Penny discussed about the process in oil refinery. 43. AIChE NorCal Members watched the video show about the process in oil refinery. 44. AIChE NorCal Members went to their plant tour. 45. AIChE NorCal Members at the plant. 46. The plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 47. San Francisco Bay is seen from the plant. 48. AIChE NorCal Members are asking questions to the Valero Refinery engineers and supervisors. 49. AIChE NorCal Members went back to the office. 50. Mexican foods are served after the plant tour.
51. AIChE NorCal Members are enjoyed in eating Mexican foods. 52. Engr. Armando M. Balajadia is also enjoyed in eating Mexican foods. 53. AIChE NorCal Vice-Chair Tom McVey introduced the guest speakers from Valero Refinery. 54. Mr. Steve Penny, Planning/Project Design Manager for the Refinery discussed about the results of the plant tour. 55. Mr. Jonathan Stuart, Operations Director, continues the lecture of Mr. Steve Penny. 56. Mr. Jonathan Stuart discussed about the process in oil refinery. 57. Mr. Steve Penny during the question and answer portion. 58. Mr. Allen Ng, Principal Process Engineer discussed about the construction of the oil refinery. 59. Mr. Greg Corcoran, Principal Process Engineer, discussed about the economics of the oil refinery. 60. AIChE NorCal Chair Dr. Andre da Costa and AIChE NorCal Vice-Chair Tom McVey will give the plaque of appreciation to the guest speakers from Valero Refinery.
61. Mr. Steve Penny received a souvenier item from AIChE NorCal Chair Dr. Andre da Costa and AIChE NorCal Vice-Chair Tom McVey. 62. The other guest speaker from Valero Refinery received also a souvenier item. 63. The guest speakers from Valero Refinery received a souvenier item and a plaque of appreciation. 64. The meeting is adjourned. 65. Engr. Armando M. Balajadia says goodbye to his co-members and officers.

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