Friday, April 10, 2009

Fire at ConocoPhillips coker unit

The ConocoPhillips refinery in Sweeny had to shut down its coker unit when a fire erupted yesterday.

They blamed it on a bushing that "gave way" in this report to state enviro regulators.

Environmental upshot: 1,000 lbs sulfur dioxide, 700 lbs of carbon monoxide, etc. released via flare or via fugitive emissions.

Now, why'd the bushing give way?

No idea. Shit just happens maybe.


Anonymous said...

Are you serious? About the cause of the failure of the bushing, I mean.

I can speculate up a couple, without hardly trying.


Banjo Jones said...

Just quoting the report, sir.