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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #107907
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State Police #08-04909
Accident Date2008-08-10
Report Date 2008-08-14
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
Sulfur Dioxide8 h 9 mBoiler 801 (81F-801)NOYESNO75,172.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide8 h 9 mBoiler No 2 (31F-802)NONONO292.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

loss of accurate level and flow info to the HGU's carbon recovery section resulted in a unit upset by the carrying of hydrocarbon material to the flare system for pressure relief

Discharge Preventable - No

The level and pressure instrumentation malfunctions had not previously been experienced. Immediate and appropriate were taken by affected process units to address the situation and reduce environmental and operational impacts.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Motiva will review potential threats for the instrumentation to determine appropriate modifications or adjustments.