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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

Releases of Hydrofluoric Acid

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
No LDEQ Reported

Depropanizer Feed Line
Cause: This discharge was a result of a corrosion hole on the feed line.

Followup: No

Notes: The material was captured by using fire water spray. Hazmat #05-04405
37.0 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

Alkyation Unit
Cause: Incident was caused by a failure of a site glass on a process vessel. Result of equipment failure

Followup: No

Notes: the affected area (valves) was manually blocked in and the site glass is being rebuilt to prevent reoccurence.
40.0 pounds

overhead line
Cause: Leak developed in overhead line releasing propane, butane, and hydrogen fluoride.

Followup: No

Notes: Refining report's total time of release seems to be incorrect: stated as " Beginning Time 1050 hours on 2/1/13 through 1110 hours 1/23/13. SPOC states that incident was secured within 18 minutes. No loss of sources of radiation; the release point is not subject to permit. Release immediately controlled with water deluge and unit shut down; failed piping to be replaced with comprehensive inspection of related piping in affected unit.
30.0 pounds