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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #112974
State Police #09-0564
Accident Date2009-02-24
Report Date 2009-02-26
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 DioxideNo information givenTail Gas Treating Unit Number 1 (17AH-103)NOYESNO 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The Booster Compressors (17BC-101 & 17BC-102) unexpectedly shutdown due to high differential pressures, while operations was swapping booster compressor operations. A malfunction of the stackmatch pilot delayed the restart of the inline heater, which ultimately caused emissions to exceed the RQ.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Occurred due to an upset, investigating cause and preventability.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Ceased emitting once Convent Refinery restarted the TGTU-1 inline heater and resumed normal acid gas processing.