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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of Propylene

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

HTU-1 Heat Exchanger
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Courtesy notice.

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.
106.0 pounds

Isolation valve
Cause: While working on the Alky splitter tower reflux pump, the technician loosened screws from a mounting plate connected to a pressure gauge. The tubing connection located upstream of the isolation valve failed and released hydrocarbon. The initial report from the facility stated that 178 pounds of propylene were released when a 1/2 inch tubing broke a reflux pump, but the release was later determined to be below reportable quantity.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given about remedial actions taken. The refinery letter stated that the incident was not reportable, and no injuries, fatalities, or road closures were associated with this incident.
88.6 pounds