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|Exchanger at BRCP's Neo Acid unit||Cause: On April 19, 2014 a tube plug failure was discovered on an exchanger at BRCP's Neo Acid unit resulting in a release of boron triflouride into the GFLA-5 cooling tower. Immediately upon discovery, the leaking exchanger was isolated. Approximately 6,133 pounds of boron triflouride were released as a result of this event.
Initial reports stated that benzene was released. A report on 4/25/14 updates the pollutant to boron trifluoride.|
Notes: Immediately upon discovery, the leaking exchanger was isolated. The refinery plans to develop a strategy around Neo chilled water pH and increase the priority of the existing pH probe alarm.