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  • #2377

    basil parmesan
    Participant

    BP Whiting Refinery Sulfur Recovery Unit Trips, NRC Filing Shows
    By Nidaa Bakhsh –
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    Feb 3, 2011 3:01 AM CT
    BP Plcs sulfur recovery unit at its Whiting refinery in Indiana tripped yesterday, resulting in the release of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide into the air, according to a filing with the National Response Center.
     
    U.S. refineries must notify the center if they release hazardous substances in excess of reportable quantities, according to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund.
     
    Bloomberg News couldnt immediately verify that the information in the NRC filing was accurate.
    To contact the reporter on this story: Nidaa Bakhsh in London at nbakhsh@bloomberg.net

  • #5254

    Anonymous

    what does it mean to trip?… Whiting refinery in Indiana tripped yesterday

  • #5252

    Charles Randall
    Participant

    You are familar with circuits & switches overloading in your house & “Tripping” out electrical switchbox controls I assuem.
     
    Well units like FCC Compressor, and Sulfur Units have number of sensors that keep track of pressure, vibration, and number of other critical measurments that can cause the unit to “trip” out which often means shutting down, switching to flare or vent to alternate system.
     
    Unfortunately lot Refinery terms are more colorful than they are descriptive but all tend to be very functional.
    Hope it helps

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