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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of Methanol

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

HGU Torvex Incinerator (EPN 79J-904)
Cause: a temp. swing triggered a temperature alarm and an operator responded to the alarm by making adjustments to the operation of the unit

Followup: No

Notes: Motiva will incorporate control valve set point guidance into supporting documentation for operators to prevent swings in incinerator burner outlet temp. from triggering the low temp. alarm; Implement a troubleshooting guide to assist operators with operating the control valve when it is believed to be sticking.
176.0 pounds

TORVEX Incinerator EPN 79J-904
Cause: failure of an antifriction ball bearing in the blower results in shutdown of the incinerator.

Followup: No

Notes: Rotating equipmt and other supporting engineering personnel will complete the investigation of the failure and implement necessary changes to monitoring inspection and maintenance procedures
1,203.0 pounds