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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of Nitrogen

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

Flange connection on a reactor that was prepared for maintenance
Cause: Fire occurred during shutdown of HTU-3 unit. Maintenance personnel were cutting bolts with an acetylene torch with a mixture of Nitrogen and Hydrogen was released causing fire.

Followup: No

Notes: Fire immediately extinguished.

Process Unit: Catalytic Reformer Unit
Cause: line leak developed due to internal corrosion

Followup: No

Notes: Motiva Pressure Equipment Integrity Group has been tasked with evaluating this line and making recommendations that will reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.
1,335.0 pounds