LPG FIRE AT VALERO – MCKEE REFINERY

LPG FIRE AT VALERO – MCKEE REFINERY

by U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD
     
 
On February 16, 2007, a liquid propane release from cracked control station piping resulted in a massive fire in the propane deasphalting (PDA)1 unit at Valero’s McKee Refinery near Sunray, Texas, injuring three employees and a contractor. The fire caused extensive equipment damage and resulted in the evacuation and total shutdown of the McKee Refinery. The

Overview

On February 16, 2007, a liquid propane release from cracked control station piping resulted in a massive fire in the propane deasphalting (PDA)1 unit at Valero’s McKee Refinery near Sunray, Texas, injuring three employees and a contractor. The fire caused extensive equipment damage and resulted in the evacuation and total shutdown of the McKee Refinery. The refinery remained shut down for two months; the PDA unit was rebuilt and resumed operation nearlyone year after the incident. Direct losses attributed to the fire were reported to exceed $50 million.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148316299
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
01/19/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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