Prillaman Chemical Corporation - Chester, VA - Executive Summary
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Prillaman Chemical Corporation, a wholly owned subsidary of Ellis and Everard, was founded in 1939. Prillaman Chemical is an industrial chemical distributor that provides products in support of industries, ranging from food and water treatment to textiles and furniture. Activities include warehousing, packaging, bulk transfer, and formulation of many common industrial chemicals. We serve Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
We are members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and as a member, we pledge to manage our business according to the principles of the NACD's Responsible Distribution process. This process provides a system that promotes continuous improvement in the health, safety, and environmental performances of our company and is designed to be sensitive and responsive to community needs and public concerns. In addition, Prillaman Chemical has a Quality improvement process that makes safety and environmental concern
s an ongoing priority.
We as team members of Prillaman Chemical and as members of our communities are committed to the safe handling of the products that we distribute as well as the safe operation of our facilities. We recognize that emergencies related to our activities can occur. It is our policy to ensure that emergency response units and the public will have adequate information to allow them to react properly to emergencies which could result from our activities.
Prillaman Chemical Corporation operates a chemical warehousing and distribution facility located at 1001 Old Bermuda Hundred Road, Chester, Virginia. The facility consists of an office building and attached warehouse of approximately 17,000 square feet, a separate warehouse of 12,000 square feet, three concrete containment areas housing aboveground storage tanks, and an area for container filling and tank truck loading and unloading. The facility also operates equipment dedicated to a contract
ed batch recycling process.
Regulated toxic substances per 40 CFR Part 68 at this facility at or above the threshold quantity are Chlorine CAS#7782-50-5, Cyclohexylamine CAS#108-91-8, and Sulfur Dioxide(anhydrous) CAS#7446-09-5. Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide are received at this facility prepackaged in Department of Transportation approved cylinders. The common cylinder package is 150 pounds. Occasionally, Chlorine cylinders of less than 150 pounds are received. Facility activities involving the Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide cylinders are; receipt of cylinders via truck, unloading from truck, onsite movement from truck to storage area via material handling equipment, onsite storage, onsite movement from storage area to delivery truck via material handling equipment upon customer order, and loading into truck for delivery to customer. Quantities of Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide stored onsite are determined by the amount and frequency of customer orders. The typical average storage quantity of
Chlorine onsite is 4,500 pounds. The typical average storage quantity of Sulfur Dioxide onsite is 3,000 pounds. Cyclohexylamine is received at this facility in tank truck quantity. The typical net product weight received is 45,000 pounds. Facility activities involving Cyclohexylamine include; receipt via tank truck, filling into tote bin and drum containers, onsite movement from filling area to storage area via material handling equipment, onsite storage, onsite movement from storage area to delivery truck via material handling equipment upon customer order, and loading into truck for delivery to customer. The typical average storage quantity of Cyclohexylamine onsite is 25,000 pounds.
The worst case and alternate release scenerios were modeled using EPA's RMP Guidance for Waste Water Treatment Plants Reference Tables or Equations for Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide. The worst case and alternate release scenerios for Cyclohexylamine were modeled using EPA's RMP*Comp
(TM). The worst case scenerio for Chlorine is a gas release. The worst case scenerio quantity release is a full 150 pound Chlorine cylinder. The alternate Chlorine release scenerio is a rupture disk/relief valve failure. The alternate scenerio quantity release is a full 150 pound Chlorine cylinder at a lower release rate than the worst case. The offsite impact for both Chlorine scenerios is on public receptors of residences. No other public receptors are impacted by either Chlorine scenerio. No environmental receptors are impacted by either Chlorine scenerio. The worst case scenerio for Sulfur Dioxide is a gas release. The worst case scenerio quantity release is a full 150 pound Sulfur Dioxide cylinder. The alternate Sulfur Dioxide release scenerio is a rupture disk/relief valve failure. The alternate scenerio quantity release is a full 150 pound Sulfur Dioxide cylinder at a lower release rate than the worst case. The offsite impact for both Sulfur Dioxide scenerios is on public recept
ors of residences. No other public receptors are impacted by either Sulfur Dioxide scenerio. No environmental receptors are impacted be either Sulfur Dioxide scenerio. The worst case scenerio for Cyclohexylamine is a liquid spill and vaporization. The worst case scenerio quantity release is a full 45,000 pound tank truck. The alternate Cyclohexylamine release scenerio is a vessel (drum) leak. The alternate scenerio release is a full 390 pound vessel. Enclosures were considered for passive mitigation on the alternate scenerio. The offsite impact for the worst case scenerio for Cyclohexylamine is on public receptors of schools and residences. The offsite impact on the alternate scenerio for Cyclohexylamine is on public receptors of residences. No other public receptors are impacted by either Cyclohexylamine scenerio. No environmental receptors are impacted by either Cyclohexylamine scenerios. There was no effect on the modeled distance to endpoint when considering the passive mitigation
on the alternate Cyclohexylamine scenerio.
Release Prevention Programs:
This facility complies with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Process Safety Management regulation on Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide. We have analyzed our process, identified hazards associated with the process, and have developed and implemented controls, operating procedures, administrative policies, and training to prevent or minimize the consequences of catastrophic release. Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide cylinder valves are protected from damage by a steel cap. Securement procedures are in place for cylinders received into the facility, for onsite movement, for onsite storage, and for delivery from the facility. Handling policies, procedures, equipment, and training are also in place. Visual inspections are performed. Trained personnel and equipment are onsite for response to facility emergency situations.
This facility complies with the Environmental Protection Administration Accidental Release
Prevention Provisions, Program 2 requirements for Cyclohexylamine. Safety information has been compiled and maintained, the process has been designed in accordance with generally accepted good engineering practices, a hazard review has been conducted, operating procedures are in place, and training has been completed. Packaging and handling policies, procedures, and equipment are also in place. Trained personnel and equipment are onsite for response to facility emergency situations.
Five-year Accident History:
This facility has not had a reportable accidental release from a covered process in the last five years.
Emergency Response Program:
The facility maintains an emergency contingency plan. This plan is provided to the local police, fire, and county Emergency Services Coordinator, the local hospital, the local rescue squad, the Virginia Department of Emergency Services, and to companies providing emergency response and/or remediation services. A listing of emergency contacts and
telephone numbers is incorporated within the contigency plan. Some facility personnel have received basic emergency response training. Emergency equipment is available onsite for use in emergency situations. Evacuation drills are conducted at the facility. At times, the evacuation drills are used as training exercises for the facility responders. Additionally, at times, evacuation drills are coordinated with county emergency responders and simulate potential facility emergency situations. Notification of emergency situations are made to response agencies by utilization of the emergency contact list. Notification of fire situations are made to response agencies by utilization of electrically supervised central station monitoring.