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|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Smoke||35 m||Platform Unit Charge Heater #1 (EQT 250)||NO||NO||NO||No information on th|
|Naphtha||35 m||Platform Unit Charge Heater #1 (EQT 250)||NO||NO||YES||No information Given|
|Hydrogen||35 m||Platform Unit Charge Heater #1 (EQT 250)||NO||NO||NO||No information Given|
Accident Classified As: No Information Given
Rupture of tube in heater fire box. No 1 Platformer charge heater (EQT 0250) exceeded opacity >20% for approximately 20 minutes. The unit was turned off and cooled.
Tube rupture inside heater box cause combustion of process naphtha and hydrogen in the fire box.
Feed and fuel into heater were removed, steamed out and water was sprayed to cool. The report states that the heater tubes will be repaired to proven recurrence. A field interview was conducted on 5/23 and photos were taken which are included in the pdf file. At the time of the inspection, a steam plum exhaust from the heater stack due to water sprayed on to the heater to cool the unit.