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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

Releases of Gasoline

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

gasket of filter pot between tank F-515 and Kenner line
Cause: Turbulence caused by moving gasoline from tank F-515 to the Kenner pipeline, caused the transfer line to hammer leading to a leak in the head gasket of a finished gasoline filter pot.

Followup: No

Notes: The filter pot was immediately isolated, and maintenance was called out to make repairs. The leak was contained to the concrete pad underneath the filter pot. Under investigation, final follow up report is promised. No follow-up report included in file. No LDEQ report. Refinery letter only.

FLARE: HCU flare (EPN-4-84)
Cause: The HIC on the low pressure separator (PV-817) was opened to the HCU flare (EPN-4-84) because an atmospheric relief valve (RV-4297) on the rectified absorber column (PV-822) at the Hydrocracking Unit relieved prior to its set point. Hydrocracker Flaring

Followup: No

Notes: RV-4297 was isolated and repaired. Flaring stopped once the unit was stabilized.