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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #124421
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State Police #10-03503
Accident Date2010-06-23
Report Date 2010-06-30
Follow-up Date 2010-07-21
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Hydrocarbon4h 38mDU-5 Furnace (F-35)NONOYES 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

SECONDARY CAUSE: PIPING AND TUBING. DU-5 Unit furnace (F-35) was found smoking, releasing unburned hydrocarbons. Initial investigation revealed a tube leak, but follow-up investigation determined that tube leak was a result of "short-term overheating" in the furnace.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Bottom shock tubes and thermocouples were replaced before restarting furnace. No information given regarding amount of hydrocarbons released in follow-up letter.