Eagle Bend Manufacturing, Inc. - Executive Summary
The accidental release prevention and emergency response policies: |
This facility complies with NFPA-58 requirements for LP Gas Storage, and it is our policy to adhere to all federal, state, and local laws. If an emergency were to occur, it is our policy to notify the Clinton Fire Department and request that they respond to the emergency.
Facility description and the regulated substances handled:
The primary purpose of this facility is the manufacturing of motor vehicle chassis'. We use propane as a backup fuel for natural gas during periods of natural gas curtailment. We also use propane as fuel for forklift trucks. The propane standby system consists of one (1) 30,000 gallon propane tank and associated piping, pumpset, vaporizer, blender, valves, burners, and other miscellaneous equipment.
The worst-case scenario and alternative release scenario:
Our worst case scenario is failure of the 30,000 gallon propane storage tank when filled to the greatest amount allowed (88
% at 60F), resulting in a vapor cloud explosion. According to EPA's look-up tables, the distance to the endpoint is 0.4 miles. Using available census data, there are approximately 90 people within the distance to the endpoint. The alternative case scenario involves a pipe on the discharge of the system pumpset breaks while the pump is operating. In this case, the distance to the endpoint of the possible vapor cloud explosion is 0.14 miles. The accidental release would affect a population of 15 people.
The general accidental release program and chemical-specific prevention steps:
This facility complies with the EPA's accident prevention rule and all applicable state and local codes and regulations. The propane system is designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with NFPA-58 and state laws.
Five year accident history:
We have never had an accident involving propane that caused deaths, injuries, property or environmental damage, evacuations or shelterings in place.
he emergency response program:
In the event of an emergency involving our propane system, it is our policy to notify the Clinton Fire Department and request that they respond to the emergency. We have discussed this policy with the fire department and members of the fire department have inspected our propane system.
Planned changes to improve safety:
No changes are anticipated at this time.