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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #80414
State Police #05-04565
Accident Date2005-07-08
Report Date 2005-07-14
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
Diesel Fuel1 h 19 mPump 14P-305NONOYES200.0 gallons
Particulate Matter 101 h 19 mPump 14P-305NOYESNO0.2 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide1 h 19 mPump 14P-305NOYESYES5.1 pounds
Sulfur Oxides1 h 19 mPump 14P-305NONONO0.3 pounds
Carbon Monoxide1 h 19 mPump 14P-305NOYESNO1.1 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

At approximately 7:35 pm smoke was observed coming from the HTU-2 area. Unit operations personnel subsequently discovered a fire on pump 14P-305 originating from the pump's outboard seal.

Discharge Preventable - No

This pump is subject to regular maintenance. The pump seal malfunction was unforseeable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

The event was localized in the refinery. Pump was isolated from associated process units so as not to affect unit operations. No reportable quantities were exceeded.