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|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||54m||Train-100 heater passes on HTU-2||NO||NO||NO||BRQ|
|Sulfur Dioxide||54m||Train-100 heater passes on HTU-2||NO||YES||NO||BRQ|
Accident Classified As: No Information Given
At approximately 15:31 on February 24, 2014, a scaffolding crew was dismantling a scaffold by Train-100 heater passes on HTU-2. The crew was using a hammer to remove a scaffolding bar. A worker swung his hammer and missed the scaffold and struck a 1/2" tubing on a flow transmitter. The tubing came out of the ferrel and nut releasing H2 and diesel-range hydrocarbons. The material released due to the tubing failure was hydrogen and diesel range hydrocarbons. In addition, elevated flaring occurred as the unit was brought down to stabilize the situation.
Follow-up was promised within 60 days. The unit was brought down in order to stabilize the situation and materials involved were routed to the flare.