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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #102008
State Police #08-00026
Accident Date2008-01-02
Report Date 2008-01-03
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 Dioxide23 h 20 mTail Gas Treating Unit 1 (17AH-103)NOYESNO1,301.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide23 h 20 mTail Gas Treating Unit 1 (17AH-103)NONONO>100

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

a pressure transmitter malfunctions causing a shutdown of TGTU-1 inline heater. This sparks a chain of events that result in release of SO2

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Motiva will review potential threats for the transmitter to determine appropriate modifications or adjustments if any