Standard Cited: 19100119 D02 IB Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.
This violation item has been deleted.
Inspection Nr: 312412356
Citation Type: Serious
Abatement Date: 06/03/2010
Issuance Date: 04/28/2010
Nr Instances: 1
Nr Exposed: 24
Related Event Code (REC):
Report ID: 0854910
Contest Date: 05/27/2010
Final Order: 10/23/2013
|Type||Latest Event||Event Date||Penalty||Abatement Due Date||Citation Type||Failure to Abate Inspection|
|Penalty||F: Formal Settlement||10/23/2013||06/03/2010||Serious|
Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 007B Hazard: REFINERY
29 CFR 1910.119 (d)(2)(i)[B] Information concerning the technology of the process shall include at least the following: Process chemistry A. The employer did not ensure that information concerning the technology of the process included process chemistry for the Naphtha Processing/Reformer Section. This violation was identified during inspections of the facility from November 2009 to March 2010, Silver Eagle Refining Inc., 2355 South 1100 West, Woods Cross, UT, 84087. At the time of the inspection, the employer supplied 4 pages (MDDW 1-UOSH-88 pages 0007-0010) entitled "Western Refining Company, Job 4023." The document was undated and provided a description of process flow, but no discussion of the process chemistry. Vessel descriptions in this document did not apply to current equipment onsite. In addition, the employer provided document MDDW 1-UOSH-88 pgs 0011-0013 which were photocopies from a textbook entitled "9 Hydrotreating." Information provided was general in nature and not specific to the operating conditions at Silver Eagle Refinery. By not maintaining up to date process chemistry information, the employer was deprived of critical information used in the selection of materials, processes, and operations in the Naphtha Processing/Reformer Unit. In the event of equipment failure due to missing information used in the selection of materials, processes, and operations, employees may be exposed catastrophic events such as fires, explosions, and/or chemical releases that could cause serious injury or death. This may be a system-wide occurrence that requires evaluation of all information concerning the technology of the process throughout the facility.