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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of Lubricating Oil

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

HTU-2 Fire and Release from recycle Compressor
Cause: At approximately 10:25 am on 10/29/05, there was a small fire on 14C-201 recycle compressor on HTU-2. A small fire was ignited by lube oil escaping the seals on the turbine outboard bearing cap onto the turbine case which was in full operation during the leak. It appears that the lube oil reservoir overfilled which impeded flow through the lube oil return line back to the reservoir.

Followup: No

Notes: The fire was immediately extinguished by operations using a fixed fire monitor. Due to the fire the hydrogen system on the unit had to be depressured to the flare resulting in flaring for several minutes. The unit was depressured for repair. Incident is under investigation using Triangle of Prevention program. Mitigations are likely to be a combination of engineering, i.e. different technology for measuring levels and revising procedure No reportable quantities were exceeded.
10.0 gallons

VPS-1 Unit
Cause: a compressor undergoing shutdown began leaking lube oil and caught fi

Followup: No

Notes: FIRE. Level 1 Fire ignites but is contained on site. Letter states that all combusted materials were BRQ.

Dock No 1
Cause: Firewater Pump on Dock 1 developed a leak in the upper part of the Turbo Lubricating Tube.

Followup: No

Notes: Pump leak repaired on1/14/08; personnel monitored the pump and containment and used spill pads to ensure that there was no additional leakage; secondary containment in the process of being repaired