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K/D/S Promix LLC

Parent Companies:
K/D/S Promix, LLC
EPA Facility ID:
100000091296
Other ID:
LA0002452035
Facility DUNS:
938957628
Parent Company DUNS:
62457304

Location:

Address:
6225 Hwy 996
Belle Rose, LA 70341
County:
ASSUMPTION
Lat / Long:
30.010, -91.112 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
50 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Enterprise Products Operating LLC.
Phone:
(713) 381-6500
Address:
P. O. Box 4324
Houston, TX 77210 -4324
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Douglas J. D'Aquila
Title:
Staff Engineer - Safety/PSM

Emergency contact:

Name:
Guy Landry
Title:
Plant Manager
Phone:
(985) 513-8000
24-hour phone:
(800) 331-3032
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Assumption Parish OEP
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
29
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
0200-00003-V4
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
April 22, 2010
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

NGL Fractionation
RMP ID:
1000047192
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
560,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
190,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
630,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
360,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
650,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
1,000,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
280,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
1,100,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
360,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Feb. 14, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Revised OCA due to change (40 CFR 68.190(b)(6))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000038442

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

None

3. Toxics: Alternative release

None

4. Flammables: Worst-case

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in NGL Fractionation)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
Baker-Strehlow-Tang
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls

5. Flammables: Alternative release

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in NGL Fractionation)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
Baker-Strehlow-Tang
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

NGL Fractionation, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000041259
Safety Review Date
Dec. 10, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 13, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
June 28, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
June 13, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
June 13, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 13, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 20, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
March 1, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 10, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
June 13, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 30, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
July 25, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Nov. 20, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
June 13, 2011
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 20, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
June 13, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Nov. 6, 2013, since latest RMP submission

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

9. Emergency response

Facility In Community Plan:
Yes
Facility Own Response Plan:
No
Specific Facility Response Plan:
No
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
None
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 369-7386
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

LA 0002452035

ProMix Fractionation Plant

Enterprise Products Operating LLC.

Executive Summary

Risk Management Plan

EPA Identifier: 1000 0009 1296





Accidental Release Prevention and Response



The ProMix Facility is committed to being associated with exceptional safety and environmental performance as measured by our employees, customers, and the public. Our management philosophy goals are achieved by the personal commitments of our employees and contractors, and by open communication with our employees, customers, and neighbors. The accidental release prevention and emergency response programs we have at our facilities are part of the high standards we strive for. Our high standards are achieved by operating in compliance with all required environmental permits and regulations, by operating and maintaining our assets in such a manner that any unpermitted release will be unintentional and acknowledged as unacceptable by remedying any shortcomings found during regular audits of our facilities, and by reporting promptly to regulators any shortcomings found during the course of our audits as required by law.



Description of the Stationary Source and Regulated Substances



The ProMix Fractionator is owned by K/D/S ProMix, LLC, which is a partnership owned by Dow Chemical and Enterprise Products Partners. Enterprise Products Operating, LLC (Enterprise) id the operator of the plant.



At the facility, the plant receives natural gas liquids (NGL) as feedstock from natural gas processing facilities. The incoming plant feed is fed directly into the plant from an incoming pipeline. This feedstock is treated (for removal of CO2) prior to entering the fractionation process. This is accomplished by an Amine system, which uses a Diethanolamaine and Methyldiethanolamine mixture to remove the CO2.



The facility has a capability to fractionate the feedstock into six product streams:



Purity Ethane

Ethane/Propane (E-P) Mix

Propane

Iso-Butane


Normal Butane

Natural Gasoline



The ethane product stream is dehydrated to remove water. The purity products are stored either in tanks or are sent the residue pipeline for storage in nearby underground storage caverns incident to the pipeline transportation. These products are distributed to various customers via pipeline, barge or transport trucks. The fractionated hydrocarbon products listed above are flammable substances regulated under the RMP regulation. The facility is classified as a Program Level 3 under the regulation. The purpose of the RMP is to provide information about our operations, our programs to prevent accidental chemical releases, our emergency response plans in case of an accidental release, our five-year accident history and our planned changes to improve safety at the facility.



The operations at the Pro Mix Fractionation Plant were reviewed to determine the toxic and flammable hazardous materials that are present on site that are covered by the EPA Risk Management Program. These hazardous materials are as follows:



Toxics



No toxic materials to report.



Flammables



Listed flammable substances which are handled or stored above the threshold quantities at the ProMix Fractionation Plant are raw make (Y-Grade Product), purity ethane, ethane/propane mix, propane, isobutane, normal butane and natural gasoline. The Plant is subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard and is classified as a Program Level 3 site under the EPA RMP regulation.



Offsite Consequence Analysis Results



The offsite consequence analysis will not be reflected in the executive summary but rather is reflected in the data components. There are flammable substances on site and no toxic substances above the threshold quantity.



General Accident Release Prevention Program



The following is a summary of the accident prevention program in place at the ProMix Fractionation Plant. The
processes at the plant are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation (Program 1), and are also subject to the OSHA's PSM Standard. This summary addresses each of the PSM program elements and describes the management system in place to implement the accident prevention program which is required only by the facility OSHA PSM regulation coverage.



Employee Participation



Enterprise strongly promotes employee involvement in safety issues through existing programs. These programs include regularly scheduled safety meeting, tail-gate safety meetings, hazard communications, a "near-miss" reporting system and special training programs such as emergency response training, first aid training, etc.



Enterprise actively seeks employee involvement in the development and conduct of all accident prevention activities through the appropriate existing safety programs. Employees are encouraged to discuss accident prevention with their supervisors and to bring any questions, comments or suggestions forward for open discussion.



Process Safety Information



Enterprise keeps a variety of technical documents that are used to help maintain a safe operating process. These documents address chemical properties and associated hazards, limits for key process parameters, specific chemicals inventories and equipment design basis/configuration information. Chemical specific information, including exposure hazards and emergency response/ exposure treatment considerations is provided in material safety data sheets (SDS).



Enterprise also maintains numerous technical documents that provide information about the design and construction of process equipment. This information includes materials of construction, design pressure ratings, temperature ratings and electrical rating of equipment.



Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)



Enterprise primarily uses the hazard and operability (HAZOP) and Checklist method analysis technique to p
erform these evaluations. The analyses are conducted using a team of Enterprise staff which has operating and maintenance experience as well as engineering expertise. This team identifies and evaluates hazards of the process as well as accident prevention and mitigation measures, and the team makes recommendations for additional prevention and/or mitigation measures when the team believes such measures are necessary.



The PHA team findings are forwarded to local and corporate management for resolution. Implementation of mitigation options in response to PHA findings is based on a relative risk ranking assigned by the PHA team. This ranking helps ensure that potential accident scenarios assigned the highest risk receive immediate attention. All approved mitigation options in response to PHA team findings are tracked until they are completed. The final resolution of each finding is documented and retained.



As part of Enterprise Process Hazard Analysis program, the facility will periodically update and revalidate the hazard analysis results.



Operating Procedures



The ProMix Fractionation Plant maintains written procedures that address various modes of process operations such as; (1) start-up, (2) normal operations, (3) temporary operations, (4) emergency shutdown, (5) normal shutdown and (6) initial startup of a new process. These procedures provide guidance for experienced operators and also provide the basis for training new operators. Operating procedures include applicable safety precautions that must be taken in the operation of the facility. The procedures are periodically reviewed and annually certified as current and accurate. The review and certification process involves both operators and technical staff.



Training



In addition to training on operating procedures, the ProMix Fractionation Plant has a comprehensive training program for all employees involved in operating the process. New employees receive basic training in gas plan
t operations and safe work practices. All operators receive refresher training on the operating procedures at least every three years to ensure that their skills and knowledge are maintained at an acceptable level.



Contractors



The ProMix Fractionation Plant uses contractors during periods of increased maintenance or construction activities. Because some contractors work on or near process equipment, the plant has procedures in place to ensure that contractors (1) perform their work in a safe manner, (2) have appropriate knowledge and skills, (3) are aware of the hazards of their workplace, (4) understand what they should do in the event of an emergency, (5) understand and follow site specific safety rules and (6) inform plant personnel of any hazards that they find while performing their work. This is accomplished by providing contractors with an orientation session that covers (1) a process overview, (2) information about the safety and health hazards, (3) emergency response plan requirements and (4) safe work practices prior to beginning their work. In addition, Enterprise evaluates contractor safety programs and performance during the contractor selection process. Enterprise personnel periodically monitor contractor performance to ensure that contractors are fulfilling their safety obligations.



Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR)



The ProMix Fractionation Plant conducts a PSSR prior to the startup of all new facilities or any modification that requires a change in process safety information. The purpose of the PSSR is to ensure that safety features, procedures, personnel and equipment are appropriately prepared for startup prior to placing the equipment into service.



Mechanical Integrity



The ProMix Fractionation Plant has well established practices and procedures for maintaining process equipment. The basic aspects of this program include (1) training, (2) developing written procedures, (3) performing inspections and tests, (4) correcting
equipment deficiencies, when identified and (5) applying quality assurance measures. In combination, these activities form a system that maintains the mechanical integrity of the process.



Safe Work Practices



The ProMix Fractionation Plant has safe work practices in place to help ensure worker and process safety. Examples of these include: (1) control of the entry/presence/exit of support personnel, (2) a lockout/tagout procedure to ensure isolation of energy sources for equipment undergoing maintenance, (3) a procedure for safe removal of hazardous substances before process piping and equipment is opened, (4) a permit and procedure to control spark-producing activities (i.e. hot work) and (5) a permit and procedure to ensure that adequate precautions are in place before entry into a confined space. These procedures, along with training of affected personnel, form a system to help ensure that operations and maintenance activities are performed safely



Management of Change



The ProMix Fractionation Plant uses Enterprise software-based change approval system to manage change to all covered processes. This system requires that changes to items such as process equipment, technology, procedures and other facility changes be properly reviewed and authorized before being implemented to ensure that the safety of the facility is not compromised by the change. Operating and maintenance personnel are provided any necessary training on any changes as part of the change management process.



Incident Investigation



The ProMix Fractionation Plant promptly investigates all incidents that resulted in or reasonably could have resulted in, a fire/explosion, major property damage, environmental loss, or personal injury. The investigation team documents its findings, develops recommendation(s) to prevent a reoccurrence and forwards these results to the business management team for resolution.



Compliance Audits



To help ensure that the accident prevention program
is functioning properly, Enterprise periodically conducts an audit of the program to determine whether the procedures and practices required by the accident prevention program are being implemented. Compliance audits are conducted at least every three years. Both hourly and staff personnel participate as audit team members. The audit team develops findings that are forwarded to operations or facility management for resolution. The final resolution of each finding is documented, and the two most recent audit reports are retained.



Chemical Specific Prevention Steps



The processes at the ProMix Fractionation Plant have hazards that must be managed to ensure continued safe operation. The following is a description of existing safety features applicable to prevention of accidental releases of regulated substances in the facility.



Universal Prevention Activities



The accident prevention program summarized previously is applied to all RMP covered processes at the ProMix Fractionation Plant. Collectively, these prevention program activities help prevent potential accident scenarios that could be caused by equipment failures and human errors.



Specialized Safety Features



The ProMix Fractionation Plant has safety features on many units to help contain/control a release, to quickly detect a release and reduce the consequence of a release. The following types of safety features are used in the covered processes:





Release Detection



* Hydrocarbon (hazardous gas) detectors and alarms

* Fire detectors on gas compression equipment

* Plant video surveillance system



Release Containment and Control



* Process relief valves that discharge to a flare to capture and incinerate episodic releases

* Valves to permit isolation of the process (manual or automated).

* Automatic shutdown systems for specific process parameters (e.g., high pressure).

* Secondary containment (curbs and dikes) to contain any release of liquid chemicals

* Redundant equipment
and instrumentation where advisable

* Dual mechanical seals with seal failure alarms installed on hydrocarbon liquid pumps.

* Atmospheric relief devices





Release Mitigation



* Hand-held and wheeled cart fire extinguishers

* Personnel trained in emergency response and procedures.

* Personnel protective equipment (e.g., chemical protective clothing, self-contained breathing apparatus, etc.)



Five Year Accident History



Over the past five years there have been no large or small releases which resulted in any injuries, property damage or offsite consequences.



Emergency Procedures Information



The ProMix Fractionation Plant maintains a written emergency procedure, which is in place to protect worker and public safety as well as the environment. The procedures are for the possibility of a fire or explosion if a flammable substance is accidentally released. The procedures address notification of local emergency response agencies if a release occurs. Employees receive training in emergency procedures. The emergency procedure is updated when necessary based on modifications made to the plant facilities.



The overall emergency procedure program for the ProMix Fractionation Plant is coordinated with the Assumption Parish Emergency Management organization (LEPC). This coordination includes periodic meetings of the committee, which includes local emergency response officials, local government officials and industry representatives. The ProMix Fractionation Plant has around-the-clock communications capability with appropriate LEPC officials and emergency response organizations (e.g., fire department). This provides a means of notifying the public of an incident, if necessary, as well as facilitating quick response to an incident.



Planned Changes to Improve Safety



The ProMix Fractionation Plant resolves all findings from PHAs, some of which result in modifications to the process. Other recommendations for possible changes to improve sa
fety come from periodic accident prevention program audits, incident investigations, or employee suggestions and recommendations. The following changes are planned for implementation at the ProMix Fractionation Plant.



* The ProMix Plant has recently formed an active safety committee whose membership is primarily made up of plant operating technicians. The safety committee reviews any employee safety converns brought to the committee, and is also responsible for determining the topic to be covered at the monthly plant safety meeting.

* Enterprise is currently in the process of reviewing and revising the entire safety management / accident prevention program to ensure that the program can be fully administered across the diverse nature of the facilities owned or operated by the company.