Wholesale Fuels - Bakersfield Bulk Plant - Executive Summary
PREVENTION & RESPONSE POLICY |
Wholesale Fuels, Inc. uses a comprehensive environmental management system approach to integrate both accidental release prevention and emergency response requirements under the "One Plan" format.
STATIONARY SOURCE & REGULATED SUBSTANCE
Wholesale Fuels, Inc. is a bulk petroleum and propane distributor.
The worst-case is assumed to be the release of the entire contents of the 30,000 gallon water capacity propane tank, which when filled to 88% capacity as an administrative control, would involve a total quantity of 109,382 pounds of liquified propane which can be released. The released propane is assumed to form a vapor cloud and only 10% of the vapor in the cloud is assumed to participate in an explosion.
ALTERNATIVE RELEASE SCENARIO
The alternative release scenario is considered to be a propane truck pulling away from the loading rack while still connected, and the released propane causing a vapor cloud fire. This scenario was ident
ified in the hazard analysis as being more likely than the worst case, it could reach an endpoint offsite, and is one of the applicable alternative release scenarios listed in the regulations. The excess flow valve on the propane storage tank is assumed to function to stop the release and limit the released quantity of propane to only 69 pounds.
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM
Wholesale Fuels, Inc. has integrated the California Accidental Release Program (CalARP) Prevention Program 2 elements within a comprehensive environmental management system, incorporating all applicable emergency response, planning, and prevention requirements under the "One Plan" format.
FIVE YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY
Wholesale Fuels, Inc. has not had an accidental release of propane during the past five years.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
Wholesale Fuels, Inc. uses a comprehensive environmental management system approach to integrate both accidental release prevention and emergency response requirements und
er the "One Plan" format.
PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY
Wholesale Fuels, Inc. will utilize the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) for documenting continued competency under established industry training standards. All planned changes regarding the implementation of the NPGA CETP will be completed within the ensuing 36 months and an internal facility compliance audit will ensure that this is accomplished.