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Valero (1238), Meraux

Releases of Hydro-treated hydrocarbon

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

Compressor at the Platformer
Cause: The compressor at the Platformer shut down for about 10 min.. And sent clean hydro-treated hydrocarbon to the flare.

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: There is no corresponding report from Murphy. In the LDEQ report, this event is described as a noise event. It states that there was smoke and noise but the combustion of the vented hydrocarbon was essentially total. According to the report, Platformer feed is very pure and all sulfur and nitrogen has been removed so these materials are not released when that hydrocarbon stream is directed to the flare. The noise came from the steam that allows this steam to burn smokeless. The complaint was cd in about seven min. into the event. NOTE - there is no information regarding why the compressor as the Platformer shut down in the first place?