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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #106483
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State Police #08-03580
Accident Date2008-06-17
Report Date 2008-06-24
Follow-up Date 2008-08-14
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide10 h 50 mTail Gas Treating Unit 1 (17AH-103)NOYESNO85,334.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide10 h 50 mTail Gas Treating Unit 1 (17AH-103)NONONO716.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

unplanned shutdown of boiler feed water system occurred which caused shutdown of refinery's boiler feed water syste

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Motiva secured the electrical conduit for the pump controller on the day of the incident. Motiva will evaluate and set the BFW pump auto-starts to a specific minimum BFW system pressure. Motiva has set the auto-start to 725 psi as an interim measure.