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Releases of Hydrogen

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

Cause: There was a problem creating back pressure at the compressor, which caused a valve to lift and release hydrogen into flare header.

Followup: No

Notes: The hydrogen release was BRQ and lasted 15 minutes. The total amount of hydrogen released was 6878 lbs.
6,878.0 pounds

Relief valve on pipeline
Cause: The compressor recyclers did not respond quickly enough, so increased pressure in the pipeline caused the relief valve to pop, releasing hydrogen to the air.

Followup: No

Notes: The release was reported as being secured immediately, and 2.19 lbs. of hydrogen were released, which is below reportable quantity. The State Police Report indicates that a 7-day report was promised.
2.2 pounds