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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #80501
State Police #05-04684
Accident Date2005-06-23
Report Date 2005-07-15
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Oxides11 h 30 mFlare #3 (19G-301)NONONO25,773.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide11 h 30 mFlare #3 (19G-301)NONONO49.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Start up of HGU Unit - the detection and repair of an analyzer regulator and a plugged level-control valve for a knock out dru

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Stationed an operator to manually observe the levels. Diverted the stream from the flare to the Sulfur Recovery Unit. Steamed the plugged level control to remove any obstruction. Will review and improve Start up preparation and procedures to minimizethe likelihood and quanitity of excess emissions from similar causes in the future. Motiva will also examine and change the level control valve inspection and preventative maintenance procedures as necessary.