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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

Releases in 2007

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes
101975

2007-12-30
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
102003

2007-12-29
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101915

2007-12-27
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101896

2007-12-26
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #19
FLARE-Flare 19

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,423 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,424 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Motor operated valve found in open position and upstream control valve was leaking acid gas to flare
Report states that incident is still under investigation and follow up report will be completed once investigation is complete.
101912

2007-12-26
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101822

2007-12-19
Point Source(s):
Smoking flare

Pollutant(s):
Smoke - 0
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

flame detector failed to have steam valve open properly
Steam valve opened to stop flare smoke and maintenance will be performed on the flare detection system to ensure system working as designed
101842

2007-12-19
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101813

2007-12-18
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101737

2007-12-16
Point Source(s):
Spill

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 88 gallons
Hydrocarbon - 586 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

External corrosion
clamps were installed to stop leak and blinds were installed at upstream block valves to completely isolate lines
101643

2007-12-12
Point Source(s):
Leak-pinhole leak in portion of line

Pollutant(s):
Aviation Fuel - 45 gallons
Hydrocarbon - 767 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

External corrosion
A clamp was installed to stop leak, Unused line will be dismantled to prevent another le
101654

2007-12-12
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101616

2007-12-11
Point Source(s):
Leak in sewer line

Pollutant(s):
Primary Sludge - 250 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

External corrosion of carbon steel line
Clamps installed as short term repair, leaking line will be replace
101612

2007-12-11
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #17

Pollutant(s):
Nitrogen Oxide - 13 pounds
Propylene - 16 pounds
Hydrocarbon - 76 pounds
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

water wash drum reading false high
level control valve was closed and instrument was cleaned and checked to determine working properly. Process checks conducted periodically to ensure working properly
101635

2007-12-11
Point Source(s):
Spill

Pollutant(s):
Gasoline - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

Line was removed from service. Line will be rerouted above ground to prevent future underground leaks.
101371

2007-11-30
Point Source(s):
Release

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101332

2007-11-23
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101194

2007-11-21
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101166

2007-11-19
Point Source(s):
spill

Pollutant(s):
Aviation Fuel - 1,520 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

blind isolating line from tank was removed and not reinstalled causing fuel to spill
Blind was reinstalled and vacuum truck was used to remove pooled oil and contaminated soil was removed.
101093

2007-11-16
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
Report states spill caused by pipe failure.
101093

2007-11-16
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
101010

2007-11-12
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
100949

2007-11-10
Point Source(s):
atmospheric safety valve release

Pollutant(s):
Methyl Ethyl Ketone - 0 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Barge worker did not reopen vapor outlet and overpressure began
Exxon Mobile reported that since this incident was the cause of a barge worker that it is the responsibility of Kirby barge to submit a follow up report with details and release quantities.
100830

2007-11-06
Point Source(s):
air release

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
100610

2007-10-28
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
100569

2007-10-27
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #5,20
FLARE-Flare #5,20,23,24

Pollutant(s):
Nitrogen Oxide - 56 pounds
Methane - 20 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Safety valve lifted and did not reseat after depressure
Measures were taken to reduce the operating pressure on unit. Safety valve was taken out of service and will be evaluated for proper set pressure.
100567

2007-10-27
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
Source of leak is subject to facility's Leak Detection and Repair Program and is permitted under Light Ends Complex Title V permit
100553

2007-10-26
Point Source(s):
Leak-unused line

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 51 gallons
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

External corrosion of unused line
Water washer was shut down and line was isolated to stop leak. Vaccum truck was used to remove oil from soil and surrounding concrete.
100459

2007-10-23
Point Source(s):
Exchanger leak-E514A leak

Pollutant(s):
Butene - 911 pounds
Propylene - 876 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

corrosion of tube bundle
Exhanger was blocked and removed from service.
100328

2007-10-19
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
100273

2007-10-17
Point Source(s):
Exchanger leak-at Heavy Cat Naptha Unit

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - 145 pounds
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

Leaking tubes and gasket
Unit was shut down to stop release. Exchanger will be inspected and repaired as appropriate. If warranted, follow will be reporte
100177

2007-10-15
Point Source(s):
Exchanger leak-leak on E15A

Pollutant(s):
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOCs) - 159 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

corrosion of tube bundle
Exchanger blocked and removed from service. Tube bundle will be inspected and repaired as appropriate.
100050

2007-10-09
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #5,17,19,20,24

Pollutant(s):
Nitrogen Oxide - 17 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,139 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

air supply line broke
feed to both PCLA units were reduced. Air to the regenerator was adjusted to increase CO concentration in the flue gas and return CO combustion to the normal level in furnace.
100015

2007-10-06
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #17

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 6,963 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide - 52 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Safety valve released to flare due to overpressure
Valve outlet line removed from service and D-105 was opened to relieve pressure
99840

2007-09-28
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
99757

2007-09-26
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
99633

2007-09-20
Point Source(s):
atmospheric release

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - 103,467 pounds
Hydrogen - 1,402 pounds
Benzene - 313 pounds
n-Hexane - 778 pounds
Cyclohexane - 65 pounds
Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

Unit depressurized immediately in accordance with emergency process. Investigation is ongoing, appropriate follow up will be complete
99575

2007-09-18
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
99493

2007-09-16
Point Source(s):
Spill

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 1,260 gallons
Toluene - 1,668 pounds
Xylene - 1,626 pounds
o-Xylene - 675 pounds
Pseudocumene - 655 pounds
Ethylbenzene - 441 pounds
Hydrocarbon - 3,849 pounds
o-Xylene - 675 pounds
Flammable Vapor - 1,458 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Incomplete weld on #1 PHLA Line
Once identified line was removed from service andleak was clamped to stop release. Line will be re routed in overhead pipeband.
99430

2007-09-14
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
99362

2007-09-12
Point Source(s):
safety valve release

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Vapor - 11,001 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

overpressure pressure in safety valve caused it to lift
The pressure control valve outlet on the outlet of the reactor was opened to lower the reactor pressure. Safety valve was taken out of service after second incident. Unit alarms will be reset and procedures evaluated to prevent further releases.
99374

2007-09-12
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #5,8,9,17,23
Release

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Vapor - 108,748 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 3,891 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - 112,639 pounds
Benzene - 313 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 7,176 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide - 17 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide - 127 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

c-101 Recycle Compressor on the HCLA unit shutdown due to an instrumentation tubing failure. Compressor trip activated the units emergency depressureization procedure.
The unit was depressurized immediately in accordance to emergency procedures. Tubing on the seal oil pump was replaced and properly connected. The investigation is ongoin so an appropriate follow up will be completed. Under Investigation.
99298

2007-09-09
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
99170

2007-09-05
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

safety valve released to flare
no information given
99175

2007-09-05
Point Source(s):
oil spill

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 2,957 gallons
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

sample point on tank was halfway open
The sample point on tank was closed and efforts to recover oil began immediately
99196

2007-09-05
Point Source(s):
Exchanger leak

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - 1,239 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

under deposit corrosion of tube bundle
The leaking exchanger was bypassed and removed from service. The metallurgy in the tube bundle is being upgraded to duplex stainless steel. Other exchangers have either been upgraded or soon to be in the near future.
99194

2007-09-04
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #5,9,17,23

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - 250 pounds
Butane - 96 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide - 62 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

cooling tower pumps shut down due
The cooling tower pump was restarted to restore cooling water to the unit. The speed control was repaired after it caused the unexpected shutdown.
99167

2007-09-02
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
98877

2007-08-23
Point Source(s):
Leak

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Vapor - 1,123 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Isolated internal pipe corrosion
Unit was shut down and piping depressurized. Corroded pipe replaced. Similar areas of piping will be radiographed to identify other risks.
98706

2007-08-16
Point Source(s):
air release

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 986 pounds
Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

Once detected regenerated caustic use at the wet gas scrubber was reduced and fresh caustic use was increased. This action reduced the potential for sulfide entrainment to the settling ponds.
98627

2007-08-14
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
98576

2007-08-13
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
98423

2007-08-04
Point Source(s):
Air blower malfunction

Pollutant(s):
Carbon Monoxide - 28,760 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

atlernate blower did not supply air to furnace
Airflow to the furnace was reestablished. Investigation is ongoing, necessary follow up procedures will be complete
98141

2007-07-25
Point Source(s):
Leak at Alkylation unit

Pollutant(s):
Butene/Butylene - 480 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
98081

2007-07-24
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Hydrocracker safety valve leak
Release permitted under ExxonMobil's Leak Detection and Repair program(LDAR)
No LDEQ Number Available

2007-07-22
Point Source(s):
oil spill

Pollutant(s):
Oil - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
Portion of spill released to offsite railroad.
97986

2007-07-20
Point Source(s):
Leak-aviation fuel leak
Spill

Pollutant(s):
Aviation Fuel - 84 gallons
Oil - 916 gallons
Hydrocarbon - 679 pounds
Flammable Liquid - 5,536 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
The material flowed out of an aboveground into a sewer located at the facility. The sewer line was blocked off to confine spillage.
97986

2007-07-20
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

operator drew water from tank containing gasoline and did not close control valve to tank
When discovered water draw valve was closed. Tank considered for auto shut off system.
97976

2007-07-19
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
The permit deviation will be reported on the next Title V deviation report.
97569

2007-06-29
Point Source(s):
ammonia acid gas leak

Pollutant(s):
Ammonia - 165 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Internal acid corrosion on acid gas line
Leaking line was removed and will be repaired before returned to service.
97341

2007-06-25
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
97340

2007-06-23
Point Source(s):
steam line leak

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 167,093 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

leak in steam line
Under investigation/line was repaired and piping in area was visually inspected for similar occurences. Tail gas diverted from incinerators back to TGCU.
97339

2007-06-23
Point Source(s):
steam line leak

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 460 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-Overpressure of incinerators during deviation of tail gas between TGCU to SRLA
Sulfur pit and tail gases were directed back to TGCU. Leaking portion of tail gas line was repaired.
97338

2007-06-22
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
97336

2007-06-22
Point Source(s):
Leak-Idle stream line

Pollutant(s):
Argon - 227 pounds
Nitrogen - 13,278 pounds
Carbon Monoxide - 108 pounds
Carbon Dioxide - 1,144 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 133 pounds
Water - 4,535 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Internal acid corrosion
Under Investigation- If investigation shows different causal factor, a follow up will be given. The leaking portion of the line was clamped to stop releas
97239

2007-06-19
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
97184

2007-06-18
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

safety valve release
no information given
97173

2007-06-17
Point Source(s):
Leak-tower leak

Pollutant(s):
Water - 413 pounds
Methane - 34 pounds
Ethane - 38 pounds
Propane - 31 pounds
Flammable Vapor - 3,275 pounds
Butane - 63 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 81 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds - 3,275 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Internal and external
Tower shut down to stop leak. Tower repaired before returned to service
97045

2007-06-13
Point Source(s):
oil spill

Pollutant(s):
Slack Wax - 493 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

water wash line developed a leak
Once leak discover the pumps were stopped and the water wash lines were purged of wax.
96991

2007-06-11
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #19

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - 152 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 568 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide - 26 pounds
Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Initially the flare was not noticed but when it was operating crews attempted to locate the source of the excess gas but by 2:37pm the system returned to normal, thus ending the flar
96942

2007-06-09
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
No LDEQ Number Available

2007-06-07
Point Source(s):
Leak-Hydraulic oil

Pollutant(s):
Hydraulic Oil - 1 gallons
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
Loading barge hydraulic system was shut down to stop leak. An attempt was made to stop leak to barge.
96850

2007-06-07
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
Exchanger leak into cooling tower 24
96849

2007-06-06
Point Source(s):
flange leak

Pollutant(s):
1,3-Butadiene - 29 pounds
Butene - 215 pounds
Flammable Vapor - 18,322 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 1,237 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-Overpressure of flange line
unit was depressurized immediately in accordance with emergency procedures.
96828

2007-06-06
Point Source(s):
Flare

Pollutant(s):
Nitrogen Dioxide - 29 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide - 209 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 14,921 pounds
Hydrocarbon - 835 pounds
Benzene - 32 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

cooling tower pump failed
Several units were shut down to avoid a serious safety incident or property damage. The pump was repaired and returned to service
96778

2007-06-05
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
96787

2007-06-05
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
96760

2007-06-04
Point Source(s):
Release-Tank vapor release

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - 64 pounds
Toluene - 140 pounds
Flammable Vapor - 3,940 pounds
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

employee inadvertently deactivated vapor recovery system
the vapor recovery unit was restarted upon the discovery that it was deactivated.
97285

2007-06-02
Point Source(s):
failed system

Pollutant(s):
Carbon Monoxide - 36,625 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS-Heavy rains(air blower system failed)
Airflow to the furnace was reestablished.
96049

2007-05-09
Point Source(s):
Spill

Pollutant(s):
Aviation Fuel - 0
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
95990

2007-05-08
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #5,20

Pollutant(s):
Nitrogen Oxide - 66 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 4,659 pounds
Methane - 57 pounds
Ethane - 41 pounds
Propane - 35 pounds
Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

Attempts were made to restart compressor and without success a back up compressor was started. Feed rates were reduced to stop flaring.
95934

2007-05-05
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
95874

2007-05-03
Point Source(s):
Leak-process sewer leak

Pollutant(s):
Primary Sludge - 14 pounds
Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS-Heavy rains(surrogate sewer needed for storm water diversion)
The excavated sewer line will be repaired. During rain shoring in excavation was damaged and shoring must be repaired before permanent sewer repairs commence.
95842

2007-05-02
Point Source(s):
Flare

Pollutant(s):
Hydrocarbon - 1,033 pounds
Butene - 496 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide - 29 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide - 170 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

broken air supply line was closed to control valve
Closed valve was bypassed until repairs,it was then replace
95690

2007-04-27
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
95549

2007-04-22
Point Source(s):
Flare/Safety valve release

Pollutant(s):
Volatile Organic Compounds - 6,828 pounds
Butene - 3,041 pounds
Propylene - 4,814 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide - 20 pounds
1,3-Butadiene - 18 pounds
Ethylene - 169 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 154 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,505 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide - 123 pounds
Flammable Vapor - 1,000 pounds
Hydrocarbon - 579 pounds
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

leaking seal/safety valve release
Several actions were taken to avoid or reduce the environmental impacts from this incident. The different gas streams were redirected in a manner appropriate to minimize emissions.
No LDEQ Number Available

2007-04-07
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no informaiton given
94865

2007-03-24
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
94800

2007-03-21
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
94555

2007-03-10
Point Source(s):
release on Water Clarification unit

Pollutant(s):
Benzene - 29 pounds
Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

area was evacuated to prevent unathorize entry until release ended.
94413

2007-03-07
Point Source(s):
furnace permit deviations

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,054 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

valve misalignment
Once alignment was noticed, hydrogen sulfide stream was blocked from the high pressure burner line. 8 furnaces were involved(F1-4 at Powerformer2, F-31 at Feed Prep, F1 at 4-Light Ends East, F1-2 at 4-Light Ends Wes
94351

2007-03-04
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
94334

2007-03-02
Point Source(s):
sewer leak

Pollutant(s):
Primary Sludge - 146 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
leaking line will be replaced
94238

2007-02-27
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
94148

2007-02-23
Point Source(s):
Leak

Pollutant(s):
Oil - 92 gallons
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

failed seal
Line was removed from service and drained to minimize leak. Faulty seal was replaced.
94172

2007-02-23
Point Source(s):
Exchanger leak

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 14,881 pounds
Nitric Oxide - 247 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide - 34 pounds
Methane - 297 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 39 pounds
Hydrogen - 77 pounds
Ethane - 126 pounds
Propane - 152 pounds
Butene - 312 pounds
Butane - 32 pounds
Propylene - 255 pounds
n-Butane - 48 pounds
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

underdeposit corrosion
Leaking exchangers were removed from service. The metallurgy of the exchangers is being evaluated for upgrading.
94118

2007-02-22
Point Source(s):
Spill

Pollutant(s):
Gas Oil - 58 gallons
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

safety valve was blocked causing steam to have flange undergo thermal expansion
Valve blocking the outlet of the pressure release valve was opened. All valves in similar service will be checked and contaminated soil was disposed of.
94118

2007-02-22
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
94023

2007-02-17
Point Source(s):
safety valve release

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen - 1,679 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 1,640 pounds
Ammonia - 81 pounds
Benzene - 40 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds - 10,527 pounds
Flammable Vapor - 10,527 pounds
Methane - 1,589 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

safety valve release
unit feedrate was reduced until the faulty indicator could be repaired.
93668

2007-02-01
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
no information given
93550

2007-01-29
Point Source(s):
flange leak

Pollutant(s):
Xylene - 20 pounds
Toluene - 10 pounds
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

no information given
Flange leak release was stopped by applied steam. Report stated the leak would be repaired the next morning.
93441

2007-01-23
Point Source(s):
Leak

Pollutant(s):
Butene - 290 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - 561 pounds
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOCs) - 295 pounds
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

loose bolt on flange
Insulation pulled form #10 depropanizer reboiler and flange bolt tightened to stop leak
93177

2007-01-09
Point Source(s):
system release

Pollutant(s):
Flammable Vapor - 1,731 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide - 1,038 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Emergency Depressurization System inadvertently activated
Emergency Depressurization System was restarted and has been bypassed until source of malfunction can be determined.
93139

2007-01-08
Point Source(s):
no information given/leak

Pollutant(s):
BRQ - 0
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

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93083

2007-01-04
Point Source(s):
no information given/leak

Pollutant(s):
BRQ - 0
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

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no informaiton given
93020

2007-01-03
Point Source(s):
FLARE-Flare #5,7,17,19

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 23 pounds
Methane - 120 pounds
Ethane - 86 pounds
Propylene - 27 pounds
Propane - 72 pounds
Butene - 34 pounds
n-Butane - 38 pounds
Pentene - 38 pounds
n-Pentane - 18 pounds
Hexane - 20 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 8,752 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide - 19 pounds
Nitric Oxide - 139 pounds
Cause of Problem: Other

OTHER-Electrical failure of Coker units
Personnel initiated startup of idle compressor recovering most of coker gas. Alternate electrical coordination settings and power supply designs are being evaluated for this system.
97567

0000-00-00
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

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