Neleh Gas Plant - Executive Summary
SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT |
It is the policy of Davis Gas Processing that accident prevention shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of operation and administration. It is the intention of Davis Gas Processing management to provide safe and healthy working conditions and to establish and insist upon safe practices at all times by all employees. The prevention of accidents is an objective affecting all levels of our company and its operations. It is, therefore, a basic requirement that each supervisor make the safety of all employees an integral part of his or her regular management function. It is equally the duty of each employee to accept and follow established safety regulations and procedures. Every effort will be made to provide adequate training to employees. Employees are expected to assist management in accident prevention activities. Unsafe conditions must be reported immediately. Safety is everyones business.
The Neleh DGP Plant is located 7 mi
les South of McCamey, Tx. On FM 1901.
There is two Natural Gas Liquids Storage Tanks, both are 475 barrel tanks. Both are a painted, welded steel, above ground, horizontal pressure vessel. The tanks operates up to 75 psig and is protected by a pressure relief valve. Liquid flow into these tanks is determined by the process operations. Liquid flow out of these tanks goes to tank truck loading and is manually controlled. Operating personnel on a daily basis visually inspect these tanks. If a spill occurred at these tanks, the contents are so volatile that they would evaporate before penetrating the ground to any significant degree. The ground would freeze and contain the propane as it evaporated.
There is also a Propane Storage Tank, contains 70 barrels of product, it is a painted, welded steel, above ground, horizontal pressure vessel. The tank operates up to 200 psig and is protected by a pressure relief valve. Liquid flow into this tank is determined by the process operations. Liqu
id flow out of this tank goes to tank truck loading and is manually controlled. Operating personnel on a daily basis visually inspect this tank. If a spill occurred at this tank, the contents are so volatile that they would evaporate before penetrating the ground to any significant degree. The ground would freeze and contain the propane as it evaporated.
PURPOSE AND GOALS FOR THE NELEH DGP PLANT
EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND ACTION PLAN
Emergency Response And Action Plans (ERAP) were developed by Davis Gas Processing for its Neleh DGP Plant located in Crockett County, Texas. The ERAP was developed to assist the Neleh DGP Plant Foreman in his responsibility to provide skilled and compliant emergency leadership in the event of emergency situations.
The ultimate goals of the Neleh DGP Plant ERAP are as follows:
1. To provide Neleh DGP Plant employees with emergency prevention training that will allow them to avoid process emergencies by predicting and recognizing potentially hazardous situat
2. To provide Neleh DGP Plant employees with emergency prevention training that will allow them to recognize and assess the consequences of personal actions when working with equipment containing pressurized, very cold, highly volatile, and flammable substances.
3. To assure that Neleh DGP Plant employees will respond in a safe, prompt, and compliant fashion in the event of unintentional releases of hazardous chemicals in and from the Neleh DGP Plant.
4. To guarantee that all Neleh DGP Plant visitors will be effectively warned to recognize, avoid, and to escape hazardous situations and guarantee that they will be accounted for and removed from the Neleh DGP Plant in the event of a site emergency.
5. To document that Neleh DGP Plant emergency response efforts were effective, prompt, and professional.
6. To document that Neleh DGP Plant emergency response training is provided periodically and in a clear and consistent manner, and to ensure Neleh DGP Plant employees h
ave a basic working knowledge of Neleh DGP Plant emergency response procedures.
7. To document that Neleh DGP Plant employees have a clear understanding of the recommended responses for various possible emergency scenarios.
The Emergency Response Program that we have in place details emergency escape procedures and route assignments that have been posted in work area, and all employees have been trained by supervisors in the correct procedures to follow. New and change in status employees have been trained when assigned to perform any duties that involve the handling of hazardous chemicals. This facility has an Emergency Shut-Down Procedure that describes the steps to be taken in order for normal operations to be stopped and utility service to be cut off as personnel evacuate the premises during emergency situations. The Foreman is responsible for accounting for all employees, personally or through a designee, by having all employees report to predetermined, designated rally point
and conducting a head count. Rescue and medical duties will be performed by EMS personnel from the McCamey, Texas Fire Department. The employees of the facility will be notified by verbal notification if an evacuation is necessary. All personnel have been trained in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of the premises. The training includes, but is not limited to, the Emergency Shut-Down Procedures, escape routes, exits, and rally points. Training was and/or will be provided for employees when:
1. The plan was initiated
2. Responsibilities change
3. Employees are hired or transferred.
WORST-CASE RELEASE SCENARIO
The worst-case scenario would involve some sort of mechanical object (e.g. plane, vehicle) to hit or rupture the Propane Storage or Natural Gas Liquid Tanks.
The Propane Storage Tanks contain a total of 12,300 lbs. of flammable substance with a worst-case scenario radius of exposure of 1,056 feet. There are no houses or public facilities in the radius of exposur
The Natural Gas Liquid Tanks contain a total of 36,900 lbs. of flammable substance with a worst-case scenario radius of exposure of 1,584 feet. There are no houses or public facilities in the radius of exposure.
This facility has had no accidents in the last 5 years involving a regulated chemical, that has involved death, injury, or emergency response. Our facility has procedures coordinated with the local response agencies encase of an accidental release.
This facility follows the rules and regulations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), and the Texas Railroad Commission(TNRCC).This facility has labeled all their storage tanks with identifying signs and NFPA labels which enable the fire department easy identification of the products health, flammability, and reactivity. By following these rules and regulation we are involved in an extensive training program for our employees. This
facility has an ongoing safety training program for their personnel. This program involves all the regulated training programs plus any on the job situations that our employees might encounter.