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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2007-04-08
Report Date 2007-04-10
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
Carbon Monoxide5 h 19 mHGU Torvex Incinerator (EPN 79J-904)NOYESNO161.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)5 h 19 mHGU Torvex Incinerator (EPN 79J-904)NONOYES176.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide5 h 19 mHGU Torvex Incinerator (EPN 79J-904)NONONO5.0 pounds
Methanol5 h 19 mHGU Torvex Incinerator (EPN 79J-904)NONOYES176.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

a temp. swing triggered a temperature alarm and an operator responded to the alarm by making adjustments to the operation of the unit

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Motiva will incorporate control valve set point guidance into supporting documentation for operators to prevent swings in incinerator burner outlet temp. from triggering the low temp. alarm; Implement a troubleshooting guide to assist operators with operating the control valve when it is believed to be sticking.