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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

Releases of Smoke

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

FLARE w/smoke
Cause: Start up of FCC unit

Followup: No

Notes: no information given
No LDEQ Reported

Valve on heat exchanger
Cause: Maintenance error during turnaround

Followup: No

Notes: Vent line valve left open causing crude to ignite. Reiterated startup procedures to operators

Cause: Reformer Compressor shutdown due to electric failure.

Followup: No

Notes: Process upset was routed to the flare for release control. Operations safely shutdown the reformer unit and switched downstream unit to pipeline hydrogen.