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Port Allen Plant

Parent Companies:
Baton Rouge Fractionators L.L.C.
Baton Rouge Propylene Concentrator L.L.C.
EPA Facility ID:
100000155994
Other ID:
MSD981931157
Facility DUNS:
36251127
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
48210686
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
48210686

Location:

Address:
2220 North River Rd.
Port Allen, LA 70767
County:
WEST BATON ROUGE
Lat / Long:
30.481, -91.202 (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 L.P.
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:
Justin Chauvin
Title:
Plant Manager
Phone:
(225) 379-6929
24-hour phone:
(888) 506-8528
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
West Baton Rouge Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
24
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
3120-00065-V6
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
July 15, 2008
Inspecting Agency:
State EPA
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Proplylene Concentration
RMP ID:
1000047227
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
620,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
690,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
96,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
200,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
20,000
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
NGL Fractionation
RMP ID:
1000047229
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
110,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
170,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
76,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
84,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
140,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
210,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
130,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
250,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
180,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
200,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
250,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
150,000
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
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:
March 5, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000038479

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 Proplylene Concentration)
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

Proplylene Concentration, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000041037
Safety Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
April 27, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 13, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 9, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Sept. 14, 2012
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 8, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 30, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Jan. 2, 2014, since latest RMP submission
NGL Fractionation, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000041289
Safety Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Aug. 14, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 30, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 9, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
July 2, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 8, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 30, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
May 28, 2009
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
May 28, 2009
Participation Plan Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Jan. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Jan. 2, 2014, 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:
(225) 346-5676
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

41390 LDEQ Facility ID Number



Port Allen Plant

Enterprise Products Operating LLC.

Executive Summary

Risk Management Plan

EPA Identifier: 1000 0015 5994





Accidental Release Prevention and Response



At Enterprise, we are committed to operating and maintaining all of our processes (especially those using hazardous substances) in a safe and responsible manner. We use a combination of accidental release prevention programs and emergency response planning programs to help ensure the safety of our employees and the public as well as protection of the environment. This document provides a brief overview of the comprehensive risk management activities that we have designed and implemented, including:



* A description of our facility and use of substances regulated by EPA's RMP regulation

* A summary of results from our assessment of the potential off site consequences from accidental chemical releases

* An overview of our accidental release prevention programs

* A five-year accident history for accidental releases of chemicals regulated by EPA's RMP rule

* An overview of our emergency response program

* An overview of planned improvements at the facility to help prevent accidental chemical releases from occurring and adversely affecting our employees, the public, and the environment



Description of the Stationary Source and Regulated Substances



The Port Allen Plant produces six products from a raw mix Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) feed stream. The products are ethane, propane, propylene, isobutane, normal butane and Natural Gasoline using a small variety of chemicals and fractionation processing operations. The facility is an integrated complex providing fractionation for mixed natural gas liquids, divided up into two different operating units identified as the ACT Fractionator Process and the Propylene Concentrator Process (PCU).



All feed streams to the units and product streams from the units are transported via pipelines.



The liqu
efied petroleum gases and other liquid hydrocarbons produced, stored, and distributed at the complex are highly volatile, flammable, and explosive materials. The process units operated by Enterprise involve the processing of liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) into their individual components such as ethane, propane, propylene, isobutane, normal butane and natural gasoline. The primary separation process utilized is fractionation by distillation. Supplemental fired heat recovery units provide heat energy to the processes via a heat medium system. A gas turbine is utilized to drive a refrigeration compressor while recovering the heated exhaust gases in one of the fired heat recovery units. The facility utilizes an air assisted flare for any and all venting of the processes. The plant has an ethanolamine based treating unit for the removal of Carbon Dioxide from the natural gas liquids. Solid desiccant dehydration units are also part of the process to remove water from the natural gas liquid streams.



The fractionated hydrocarbon products listed above are flammable substances regulated under the RMP regulation. As noted earlier, the Port Allen Plant has two different processes on site. Both the Fractionation Process and the Propylene Concentration Process are registered as RMP Program 3 processes. 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 Port Allen 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 Port A
llen Plant are raw make (Y-Grade Product), purity ethane, propane, propylene, isobutane, normal butane and natural gasoline. The Plant is subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard and has two Program Level 3 processes 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 Port Allen Plant. The processes at the plant are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation (Program 3), and are also subject to the OSHA 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 by the facility OSHA PSM regulation coverage and the EPA RMP Program 3 processes.



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 perform 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 Port Allen Plant maintains written procedures that address various modes of process operations such as; (1) start-up, (2) normal oper
ations, (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 Port Allen Plant has a comprehensive training program for all employees involved in operating the process. New employees receive basic training in gas plant 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 Port Allen 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 Port Allen 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 Port Allen 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 Port Allen 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 Port Allen 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 imple
mented 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 Port Allen 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 Port Allen 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 Port Allen 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 Port Allen Plant has safety features on many units to help contain/control a release, to quickly detect a release and reduce th
e consequence of a release. The following types of safety features are used in the covered processes:





Release Detection



* Hydrocarbon (hazardous gas) detectors and alarms

* 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.





Release Mitigation



* Hand-held and wheeled cart fire extinguishers

* Personnel trained in emergency response and procedures.

* Personnel protective equipment (e.g., flame retardant coveralls, chemical protective clothing, 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 Port Allen 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 Port Allen Plant is coordinated with the West Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). This coordination includes periodic meetings of the committee, which includes local emergency response officials, local government officials and
industry representatives. The Port Allen 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 Port Allen Plant resolves all findings from PHAs, some of which result in modifications to the process. Other recommendations for possible changes to improve safety come from periodic accident prevention program audits, incident investigations, or employee suggestions and recommendations. The following changes are planned for implementation at the Port Allen Plant.



* The Port Allen Plant is upgrading the facility control room hazardous gas detection system, and the hand-held hazardous gas detectors, to alarm on detection of butadiene which could enter the plant area from an adjacent facility.

* The plant has recently purchaed a flammable gas PID meter for use during maintenance activities requiring vessel entry.

* The plant has recently implemented a program of improved employee participation in a Plant Safety Committee that is responsible for reviewing normal plant operations for possible safety concerns.

* 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.