|Home||Search||Emissions||Pollutants||About the Database|
|State Police #||12-07941|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Propane||9h 37m||exchanger in GO-1 Process Unit||NO||NO||YES||28,681.0|
|Propylene||9h 37m||exchanger in GO-1 Process Unit||NO||NO||YES||2,159.0|
Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity
Propane and propylene were released to the atmosphere from a leaking exchanger in the GO-1 Process Unit.
This incident was not preventable by Shell Chemical. Inspection program did not predict the failure.
The exchanger was isolated to stop leak source. Upon investigation into the leak it was determined that the exchange had a ruptured tube. Investigation into the cause of the rupture continues. The exchanger will be repaired before it is returned to service.