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Basic Facility Info facility_Basic_Facility_Info help link help link  
Facility ID100000139058
Deregistered (Yes/No)No
Facility NameAscend Performance Materials - Pensacola Plant
Street Address Line 13000 Old Chemstrand Rd
CityGonzalez
StateFL
Zip Code32533
Zip Code Extension8926
CountyEscambia County
113th Congressional DistrictFL01: Florida 1
Owner or Operator NameAscend Performance Materials Op LLC
Parent CompanyAscend Performance Materials Operations LLC
Latitude30.598333
Longitude-087.250833
Number of RMP Submissions5

Most Recent Submission Info facility_Most_Recent_Submission_Info help link help link  
RMP ID1000018396
Submission Typerevised submission for facility
Submission Date12/22/2010
Reason For SubmissionChange in program level of covered process (40 CFR 68.190(b)(7))
Process Toxic Amount Total (lbs)7,600,000
Process Flammable Amount Total (lbs)4,747,700
Process Amount Total (lbs)12,347,700
Number of Potential Offsite Consequence Processes3
Potential Offsite Consequence Toxic Amount Total (lbs)7,600,000
Potential Offsite Consequence Flammable Amount Total (lbs)4,747,700
Potential Offsite Consequence Amount Total (lbs)12,347,700
All Process NAICS325211 32519 325188
Exec Summary Submission Date12/22/2010

Executive Summary facility_Executive_Summary help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, executive summary: all)

Executive Summary
Executive Summary

RMP EXECTIVE SUMMARY

Name of Company: Ascend Performance Materials LLC.

Site Address 3000 Old Chemstrand Rd
Cantonment FL 32533

Plant Manager: Tim Montgomery

RMP Contact: Kent Nesvik

Telephone Number: 850-968-7316

Fax Number: 850-968-7775

Facility and Regulated Substances:

Monsanto's chemical sites were spun-off in September 1997 forming a new chemical company, Solutia, Inc. On June 1, 2009, the nylon division of Solutia, including the Pensacola site, was purchased by SK Capital Partners, and became a wholly owned subsidary of SK; given the name Ascend Performance Materials LLC. Pensacola is one of the five chemical manufacturing facilities that make up the company. Ascend has approximately 1800 employees.

Built in 1953, the Pensacola Plant is situated on a 1900 acre tract, 12 miles north of the City of Pensacola, on the Escambia River. Over 600 acres are presently in use for manufacturing.

Staffing at Pensacola is currently 700 Ascend employees and 300 permanent contract employees. Ascend is one of the world's largest producers of nylon polymer chips for the automotive and electrical industries, as well as nylon for carpet staple. Some of the adipic acid produced on-site is sold outside the nylon markets, where it goes into food additives -- Jell-o and No Salt to provide tartness. The facility also produces maleic anhydride, which utilizes butane as a raw material. The maleic anhydride facility is owned by Huntsman Corp., but staffed and run by Ascend personnel

Most major raw materials (ie. Anhydrous Ammonia and Butane are the two regulated substances) arrive at the plant by barge on the Escambia River - 7 miles from the lntercoastal Waterway. Rail and truck shipments of butane supplement the barges. Butane barges can hold up to a maximum of 3.3 million pounds, remain under the control of the carrier, and normally there are n
o more than two barges on site at any one time. The plant has the capability to receive rail cars of butane, with the largest containing 160,000 pounds. Also tanker trucks of butane are occasionally unloaded, with the largest containing 45,000 pounds. We only receive anhydrous ammonia by barge and it remains under the carrier's control. Although we have never had more than one barge of ammonia on site, we believe there could be situations warranting two. The largest ammonia barge contains 5 million pounds.

In 2010 a liquid hydrogen supply system, consisting of three 18,000 gallon storage tanks and a hot water vaporizer system, was constructed on the site. The system is leased from Praxair, who also manages and maintains the facility. The system supplies supplemental hydrogen to the phenol to ketone production unit.

The plant also utilizes chlorine gas to treat the plant process and domestic water systems. All of the chlorine used in this operation is received into the plant in one-ton capacity cylinders and in 150 lb capacity bottles. The one-ton cylinders contain a maximum net weight of 1350 lbs. There is no more than one 1350 lb. cylinder at each of the two water treating systems. The chlorine inventories are therefore under the threshold quantity for inclusion in the Risk Management Plan.

Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies:

Ascend Performance Materials has the following mission statement, expressing our intention to operate responsibly:

To be a safe, healthy, secure and environmentally-conscious work place by proactively;
A Maintaining a culture of leadership commitment and individual ownership and responsibility;
A Implementing processes which focus on prevention of injuries, illnesses and environmental impacts, and
A Integrating environmental, safety, health and security considerations into all business activities and processes.

A commitment to safety is involved in everything we do at the Pensacola Site and is the res
ponsibility of every employee. Our exemplary safety performance speaks for itself, but we can never be satisfied. Our goal is simple -to create an incident-free workplace for employees, contractors, guests and the surrounding community.

We believe in preventing accidents before they occur. Toward that end, employees are thoroughly trained for their work. In addition, our manufacturing processes use state-of-the-art equipment, designed with the latest safety features.

The Pensacola plant has earned recognition for its commitment to safety as the first manufacturer in Florida to earn Star designation in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Ascend endorses and supports the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care program --an international initiative that has helped chemical makers achieve one of the best safety performances of any industry in North America.

Ascend, Pensacola has clear written policies regarding employee involvement in all aspects of Safety. Both the Safety Program Management policy Section IV - 1.07 and the Process Safety Management Employee Participation policy Section IV - 1.13 describe this involvement.

The plant's written ES&H procedures and standards are incorporated into two manuals. The first manual contains 87 plant wide procedures that are revised at least every five years. The second manual contains area-specific procedures (over 125 in number) that are reviewed and revised on a three-year cycle. So, on average, sixty procedures are reviewed and updated each year. The Safety Dept. manages the ES&H Manual revision program.

Management demonstrates its leadership through attendance at safety meetings, participation in Focus Walk-thrus, area housekeeping inspections, and compliance training. Communication is the key to the success of management commitment. The site manager utilizes a variety of media (e.g., site wide TV monitors, attendance at various meetings) to convey his personal commitment that completing our work
safely is the vision that we must continuously have in front of us each day.

Emergency Response Program:

Ascend uses several types of safety audits to ensure that our plant runs safely. These include PSM and non-PSM audits, ISO audits, Corporate and insurance surveys and audits, environmental and industrial hygiene audits, and Management of Change audits. We conduct safety reviews on new processes or process modifications at a number of stages of the project design and installation. Pre-startup inspections are done before the process is commissioned.

The Pensacola plant is very dedicated to emergency response preparation in the event of any major incident. The plant has 60 firefighters across all 4 shifts, giving 24/7 coverage. These firefighters train 96 hours annually at the site on events such as flammable liquid fires, interior and exterior fire fighting, hazardous communications, and incident command. The firefighters also train at the Texas A&M fire training school. The plant fire department has one Class A pumper with foam capabilities to supplement the six fire pumps that take water from a 2 million gallon supply reservoir.

Currently, the plant has 16 EMTs training 48 hours annually on trauma assessment, burn care, and other medical topics. The plant also has a fully stocked ambulance for transportation to the plant medical clinic.

All firefighters are trained as Hazardous Materials technicians, to respond to on-site chemical emergencies. These individuals are trained to handle both railcar and tanker truck emergencies.

The site maintains 155 separate sprinkler systems, 68 monitor nozzles, 96 hydrants, hundreds of fire extinguishers, and other protection equipment. The plantwide alarm system consists of 300 manual pull stations and 100 supervisory alarm systems. In addition to the plantwide alarm system, individual operator radios are used to communicate an emergency.

Ascend is a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC
) and has a representative on the committee. Ascend also has a good working relationship with other nearby industrial facilities and with the local community fire departments.

The Pensacola site falls under compliance of the Maritime Transportation Security Act, which was implemented as a result of 9/11. Ascend has worked with the U.S. Coast Guard, who has responsibility for the Security Act, to develop a new facility security plan which improves the security of our personnel, chemicals, and operations. Implementation of the plan has included installation of new security cameras and motion detection devices around our ammonia and butane storage facilities.


Five Year Accident History:

We have had one accidental release of ammonia in the past five years. A small quantity of ammonia was released in February 2006, which resulted in an injury to a contractor on site. There were no offsite consequences from the release.


General Accidental Release Prevention Program and Chemical-Specific Prevention Steps

We take a systematic, proactive approach to preventing accidental releases of hazardous chemicals. Our management systems address each of the key features of successful prevention programs including:

- Process safety information
- Process hazard analysis
- Operating procedures
- Training
- Mechanical integrity program
- Management of change process
- Pre-startup reviews
- Compliance audits
- Incident investigations
- Employee participation
- Hot work permit
- Contractor management

As part of our prevention efforts, we have implemented the following chemical-specific prevention steps:

Ammonia
- The ammonia storage tank is a state-of-the-art installation. Material is stored as a cryogenic liquid, which is the safest way to store. The tank is essentially a tank within a tank, surrounded by a tall concrete dike with a vented roof.
- Sensors are located throughout the ammonia area, which would alarm in the control rooms if a leak were to occur. There is 24
-hour monitoring of process equipment. Security cameras and a motion detection system are located near the storage tank.
- Back-up refrigeration systems are provided to assure temperature and pressure control in the tank.
- A flare system is installed in the area to safety destroy ammonia vapors if problems were to occur in the storage tank.
- The ammonia transfer line is equipped with redundant sets of instruments that will detect a loss of material and will automatically isolate the line to prevent further losses.
- Trained technicians and engineers routinely measure and evaluate vessels and pipes to assure the integrity of the systems.

Butane:
- Process equipment is under a 24-hour monitoring system, providing early detection of a problem. Hydrocarbon sensors allow for immediate detection of a release, which automatically sounds an alarm in the control room, triggers the plant's fire alarm system and automatically operates the sphere sprinkler system. The sphere area is also monitored by security cameras and a motion detection system.
- The butane pipe is located mainly underground (with cathodic protection) to prevent physical damage.
- Process controls are provided and designed to shut the line down if a leak occurs.
- Processes are inspected by the State of Florida LPG Division.

The hydrogen unloading and storage system, which is leased from and operated by Praxair, utilizes a number of interlocks and a pressure relief / venting system to insure the process integrity of the system.

Planned Changes to Improve Safety:

The following is a list of improvements that we are planning to implement at the facility to help prevent and/or better respond to accidental chemical releases:

- Maintain capital and maintenance program to enhance reliability of operating units.
- Conduct a comprehensive external metallurgical inspection of the ammonia storage tank.
- Maintain OSHA Star status
- Review and update the site training matrix
- Implement new Management of Chang
e, action tracking, and incident reporting software system.
Submission - Other Facility Info facility_Submission_-_Other_Facility_Info help link help link  
Number of Full Time Employees730
Owner or Operator NameAscend Performance Materials Op LLC
Owner or Operator Address Line 1600 Travis Street
Owner or Operator CityHouston
Owner or Operator StateTX
Owner or Operator Zip77002
Parent Dun and Bradstreet Number830235474
Second Parent Dun and Bradstreet Number0
Number of Full Time Employees730
Number of FTE CBI FlagNo
Covered by OSHA PSM StandardYes
Covered by EPCRA Section 302Yes
Covered by CAA Title VYes
CAA Title V Air Operating Permit ID0330040-002-AV
Last Safety Inspection Date11/04/2010
Last Safety Inspection ByOSHA
OSHA Star or Merit RankingYes
LEPC NameDistrict 1 LEPC

Submission - Contact Info facility_Submission_-_Contact_Info help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22)
Owner or Operator Phone7133155700
Facility URLwww.AscendMaterials.com
Facility Phone8509687000
Facility Dun and Bradstreet Number176143071
RMP ContactKent E. Nesvik
RMP Contact TitleProcess Safety Lead
RMP Contact EmailKent.E.Nesvik@AscendMaterials.com

Submission - Additional Info facility_Submission_-_Additional_Info help link help link  
RMP Complete FlagYes
Predictive FilingNo
No RMP Accidents Last 5 YearsNo
Complete Check Date04/16/2012
Postmark Date12/22/2010
Anniversary Date12/22/2015
Confidential Business InformationNo

Submission - Lat/Long Info facility_Submission_-_Lat_Long_Info help link help link  
Latitude30.598333
Longitude-087.250833
Valid Lat/LongYes
Lat/Long MethodGPS - Unspecified
Lat/Long Location TypeCenter of Facility
FRS Latitude30.59
FRS Longitude-87.25
FRS Lat/Long DescriptionFACILITY CENTROID
FRS Lat/Long MethodINTERPOLATION-PHOTO

Submission - Counts and Totals facility_Submission_-_Counts_and_Totals help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22)
Number of RMP Accidents1
RMP Accident Flammable Total (lbs)0
RMP Accident Toxic Total (lbs)5
RMP Accident Amount Total (lbs)5
Number of RMP Accidents1
Number of Processes3
Number of Process Chemicals0
Number of Toxic Worst-case Scenarios1
Number of Toxic Alternate Case Scenarios1
Number of Flammable Worst-case Scenarios2
Number of Flammable Alternate Case Scenarios1
RMP Accident Flammable Total (lbs)0
RMP Accident Toxic Total (lbs)5
RMP Accident Amount Total (lbs)5
Total RMP Accident Deaths0
Total RMP Accident Injuries1
Total RMP Accident Evacuated/Sheltering In Place0
Total RMP Accident Property Damage$0

Processes facility_Processes help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #1 : Ammonia Storage & Transfr)
Process DescriptionAmmonia Storage & Transfr
Program Level3
Confidential Business InformationNo
Toxic Amount Total (lbs)7,600,000
Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Process Amount Total (lbs)7,600,000
Number of Process Chemicals0
Number of Toxic Worst-Case Scenarios1
Number of Toxic Alternate Scenarios1
Number of Flammable Worst-Case Scenarios0
Number of Flammable Alternate Scenarios0

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link  
Process Chemical IDAmmonia (anhydrous)
CAS number007664417
Chemical TypeToxic
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)7,600,000
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #1 : Ammonia Storage & Transfr, process chemical #2)
Process Chemical IDPublic OCA Chemical
CAS number000000000
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)0
Confidential Business InformationNo

Worst-Case Toxic Scenarios facility_Worst-Case_Toxic_Scenarios help link help link  
Physical StateGas liquified by refrigeration
Model UsedEPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Release Duration (minutes)60
Wind Speed (meters/sec)1.5
Atmospheric Stability ClassF
TopographyUrban
Passive Mitigation - DikesYes
Passive Mitigation - EnclosuresYes
Passive Mitigation - BermsNo
Passive Mitigation - DrainsNo
Passive Mitigation - SumpsNo
Confidential Business InformationNo

Alternate Case Toxic Scenarios facility_Alternate_Case_Toxic_Scenarios help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #1 : Ammonia Storage & Transfr, process chemical #2, alternate toxic scenario #1)
Physical StateGas liquified by refrigeration
Model UsedEPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind Speed3
Atmospheric Stability ClassD
TopographyUrban
Passive Mitigation - DikesNo
Passive Mitigation - EnclosuresNo
Passive Mitigation - BermsNo
Passive Mitigation - DrainsNo
Passive Mitigation - SumpsNo
Active Mitigation - SprinklersNo
Active Mitigation - Deluge SystemsNo
Active Mitigation - Water CurtainNo
Active Mitigation - NeutralizationNo
Active Mitigation - Excess Flow ValvesNo
Active Mitigation - FlaresNo
Active Mitigation - ScrubbersNo
Active Mitigation - Emergency ShutdownYes
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process NAICS facility_Process_NAICS help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #1 : Ammonia Storage & Transfr, process NAICS code #1 : 325188)
NAICS Code325188: All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing

Prevention Program 3 facility_Prevention_Program_3 help link help link  
Safety Info Review Date11/21/2008
PHA Update Date03/23/2006
PHA Technique - What IfNo
PHA Technique - ChecklistNo
PHA Technique - What If/ChecklistYes
PHA Technique - HAZOPNo
PHA Technique - FMEANo
PHA Technique - FTANo
PHA Change Completion Date12/31/2009
Hazard Identified - Toxic ReleaseYes
Hazard Identified - FireNo
Hazard Identified - ExplosionNo
Hazard Identified - Runaway ReactionNo
Hazard Identified - PolymerizationNo
Hazard Identified - OverpressureYes
Hazard Identified - CorrosionNo
Hazard Identified - OverfillingYes
Hazard Identified - ContaminationNo
Hazard Identified - Equipment FailureYes
Hazard Identified - Cooling LossNo
Hazard Identified - EarthquakeNo
Hazard Identified - FloodNo
Hazard Identified - TornadoNo
Hazard Identified - HurricaneYes
Process Controls - VentsYes
Process Controls - Relief ValvesYes
Process Controls - Check ValvesYes
Process Controls - ScrubbersNo
Process Controls - FlaresYes
Process Controls - Manual ShutoffsYes
Process Controls - Auto ShutoffsYes
Process Controls - InterlocksYes
Process Controls - AlarmsYes
Process Controls - Keyed BypassYes
Process Controls - Emergency AirNo
Process Controls - Emergency PowerYes
Process Controls - Backup PumpYes
Process Controls - GroundingYes
Process Controls - Inhibitor AdditionNo
Process Controls - Rupture DisksNo
Process Controls - Excess Flow DevicesYes
Process Controls - Quench SystemNo
Process Controls - Purge SystemNo
Process Controls - NoneNo
Mitigation Systems - SprinklersNo
Mitigation Systems - DikesYes
Mitigation Systems - Fire WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Blast WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Deluge SystemsNo
Mitigation Systems - Water CurtainsNo
Mitigation Systems - EnclosureYes
Mitigation Systems - NeutralizationNo
Mitigation Systems - NoneNo
Mitigation Systems - OtherFixed monitor nozzle and fixed Hazmat foam suppression system
Monitoring Systems - Process AreaYes
Monitoring Systems - PerimeterYes
Monitoring Systems - NoneNo
Monitoring Systems - OtherSecurity cameras and motion detectors
Changes Since PHA - Reduced InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Increased InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ParametersNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ControlsNo
Changes Since PHA - Process DetectionNo
Changes Since PHA - Perimeter MonitoringNo
Changes Since PHA - Mitigation SystemsNo
Changes Since PHA - None RecommendedYes
Changes Since PHA - NoneNo
Changes Since PHA - OtherTWIC controlled access
Procedure Review Date11/15/2010
Training Review Date04/24/2009
Type of Training - ClassroomYes
Type of Training - On the JobYes
Competency Testing - Written TestsYes
Competency Testing - Oral TestsYes
Competency Testing - DemonstrationYes
Competency Testing - ObservationYes
Maintenance Review Date07/29/2009
Maintenance Inspection Date11/08/2010
Equipment TestedBarge unloading pipeline
Management of Change Most Recent Date11/10/2010
Management of Change Review Date09/01/2008
Pre-startup Review Date11/11/2010
Compliance Audit Date05/14/2010
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date11/04/2010
Incident Investigation Date03/23/2006
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date12/05/2007
Participation Plan Review Date06/08/2009
Hot Work Review Date09/01/2007
Contractor Safety Review Date10/11/2010
Contractor Safety Eval. Date10/28/2010
Confidential Business InformationNo

Prevention Program 3 Chemicals facility_Prevention_Program_3_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #1 : Ammonia Storage & Transfr, process NAICS code #1 : 325188, prev. program 3 #1, prev. program 3 chemical: all)
Process Chemical Record ID
1000026670

Prevention Program 3 Text facility_Prevention_Program_3_Text help link help link  
Prevention Program Description
Ammonia Storage Tank and associated transfer lines. The site has one 3800 ton cryogenic storage tank (440TA1) surrounded by a full height concrete dike with a roof. This prevention program also covers the alternative case line rupture scenario.

Processes facility_Processes help link help link  
Process DescriptionButane Storage & Transfer
Program Level3
Confidential Business InformationNo
Toxic Amount Total (lbs)0
Flammable Amount Total (lbs)4,720,000
Process Amount Total (lbs)4,720,000
Number of Process Chemicals0
Number of Toxic Worst-Case Scenarios0
Number of Toxic Alternate Scenarios0
Number of Flammable Worst-Case Scenarios1
Number of Flammable Alternate Scenarios1

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #2 : Butane Storage & Transfer, process chemical #1)
Process Chemical IDButane
CAS number000106978
Chemical TypeFlammable
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)4,720,000
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link  
Process Chemical IDPublic OCA Chemical
CAS number000000000
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)0
Confidential Business InformationNo

Worst-Case Flammable Scenarios facility_Worst-Case_Flammable_Scenarios help link help link  
Model UsedEPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive Mitigation - Blast WallsNo
Confidential Business InformationNo

Alternate Case Flammable Scenarios facility_Alternate_Case_Flammable_Scenarios help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #2 : Butane Storage & Transfer, process chemical #2, alternate flammable scenario #1)
Model UsedEPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive Mitigation - DikesNo
Passive Mitigation - Fire WallsNo
Passive Mitigation - Blast WallsNo
Passive Mitigation - EnclosuresNo
Active Mitigation - SprinklersNo
Active Mitigation - Deluge SystemsNo
Active Mitigation - Water CurtainNo
Active Mitigation - Excess Flow ValvesYes
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process NAICS facility_Process_NAICS help link help link  
NAICS Code32519: Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing

Prevention Program 3 facility_Prevention_Program_3 help link help link  
Safety Info Review Date04/06/2009
PHA Update Date11/20/2009
PHA Technique - What IfNo
PHA Technique - ChecklistNo
PHA Technique - What If/ChecklistYes
PHA Technique - HAZOPNo
PHA Technique - FMEANo
PHA Technique - FTANo
PHA Change Completion Date07/01/2011
Hazard Identified - Toxic ReleaseNo
Hazard Identified - FireYes
Hazard Identified - ExplosionYes
Hazard Identified - Runaway ReactionNo
Hazard Identified - PolymerizationNo
Hazard Identified - OverpressureNo
Hazard Identified - CorrosionYes
Hazard Identified - OverfillingNo
Hazard Identified - ContaminationYes
Hazard Identified - Equipment FailureYes
Hazard Identified - Cooling LossNo
Hazard Identified - EarthquakeNo
Hazard Identified - FloodNo
Hazard Identified - TornadoNo
Hazard Identified - HurricaneNo
Process Controls - VentsNo
Process Controls - Relief ValvesYes
Process Controls - Check ValvesYes
Process Controls - ScrubbersNo
Process Controls - FlaresNo
Process Controls - Manual ShutoffsYes
Process Controls - Auto ShutoffsYes
Process Controls - InterlocksYes
Process Controls - AlarmsYes
Process Controls - Keyed BypassNo
Process Controls - Emergency AirNo
Process Controls - Emergency PowerYes
Process Controls - Backup PumpYes
Process Controls - GroundingYes
Process Controls - Inhibitor AdditionNo
Process Controls - Rupture DisksNo
Process Controls - Excess Flow DevicesYes
Process Controls - Quench SystemNo
Process Controls - Purge SystemNo
Process Controls - NoneNo
Mitigation Systems - SprinklersNo
Mitigation Systems - DikesNo
Mitigation Systems - Fire WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Blast WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Deluge SystemsYes
Mitigation Systems - Water CurtainsNo
Mitigation Systems - EnclosureNo
Mitigation Systems - NeutralizationNo
Mitigation Systems - NoneNo
Mitigation Systems - OtherMonitor nozzles; sloping ground away from vessels
Monitoring Systems - Process AreaYes
Monitoring Systems - PerimeterYes
Monitoring Systems - NoneNo
Monitoring Systems - Othercameras, motion detection around perimeter
Changes Since PHA - Reduced InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Increased InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ParametersNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ControlsNo
Changes Since PHA - Process DetectionNo
Changes Since PHA - Perimeter MonitoringNo
Changes Since PHA - Mitigation SystemsYes
Changes Since PHA - None RecommendedNo
Changes Since PHA - NoneNo
Changes Since PHA - OtherTWIC controlled access
Procedure Review Date09/02/2009
Training Review Date12/20/2007
Type of Training - ClassroomYes
Type of Training - On the JobYes
Competency Testing - Written TestsYes
Competency Testing - Oral TestsYes
Competency Testing - DemonstrationYes
Competency Testing - ObservationYes
Maintenance Review Date04/24/2009
Maintenance Inspection Date07/27/2010
Equipment TestedButane storage sphere
Management of Change Most Recent Date06/12/2009
Management of Change Review Date09/01/2008
Pre-startup Review Date10/08/2009
Compliance Audit Date05/14/2010
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date11/04/2010
Participation Plan Review Date06/08/2009
Hot Work Review Date09/01/2007
Contractor Safety Review Date10/11/2010
Contractor Safety Eval. Date10/28/2010
Confidential Business InformationNo

Prevention Program 3 Chemicals facility_Prevention_Program_3_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #2 : Butane Storage & Transfer, process NAICS code #1 : 32519, prev. program 3 #1, prev. program 3 chemical: all)
Process Chemical Record ID
1000026671

Prevention Program 3 Text facility_Prevention_Program_3_Text help link help link  
Prevention Program Description
Butane Storage Tank - the site has two 2.8 million pound spheres. This prevention program covers the process incorporating both the spheres and the butane transfer line under the alternative scenario.

Processes facility_Processes help link help link  
Process DescriptionHydrogen Unload and Store
Program Level3
Confidential Business InformationNo
Toxic Amount Total (lbs)0
Flammable Amount Total (lbs)27,700
Process Amount Total (lbs)27,700
Number of Process Chemicals0
Number of Toxic Worst-Case Scenarios0
Number of Toxic Alternate Scenarios0
Number of Flammable Worst-Case Scenarios1
Number of Flammable Alternate Scenarios0

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #3 : Hydrogen Unload and Store, process chemical #1)
Process Chemical IDHydrogen
CAS number001333740
Chemical TypeFlammable
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)27,700
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link  
Process Chemical IDPublic OCA Chemical
CAS number000000000
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)0
Confidential Business InformationNo

Worst-Case Flammable Scenarios facility_Worst-Case_Flammable_Scenarios help link help link  
Model UsedTNT equivalence per CGA P-28-2009 - RMP Guidance Document for Bulk Liquid H2 Systems - Third Edition
Passive Mitigation - Blast WallsNo
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process NAICS facility_Process_NAICS help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #3 : Hydrogen Unload and Store, process NAICS code #1 : 325211)
NAICS Code325211: Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Prevention Program 3 facility_Prevention_Program_3 help link help link  
Safety Info Review Date05/20/2010
PHA Update Date05/20/2010
PHA Technique - What IfNo
PHA Technique - ChecklistNo
PHA Technique - What If/ChecklistYes
PHA Technique - HAZOPNo
PHA Technique - FMEANo
PHA Technique - FTANo
PHA Change Completion Date05/20/2010
Hazard Identified - Toxic ReleaseNo
Hazard Identified - FireYes
Hazard Identified - ExplosionYes
Hazard Identified - Runaway ReactionNo
Hazard Identified - PolymerizationNo
Hazard Identified - OverpressureNo
Hazard Identified - CorrosionNo
Hazard Identified - OverfillingNo
Hazard Identified - ContaminationNo
Hazard Identified - Equipment FailureNo
Hazard Identified - Cooling LossNo
Hazard Identified - EarthquakeNo
Hazard Identified - FloodNo
Hazard Identified - TornadoNo
Hazard Identified - HurricaneNo
Process Controls - VentsYes
Process Controls - Relief ValvesYes
Process Controls - Check ValvesYes
Process Controls - ScrubbersNo
Process Controls - FlaresNo
Process Controls - Manual ShutoffsYes
Process Controls - Auto ShutoffsYes
Process Controls - InterlocksYes
Process Controls - AlarmsYes
Process Controls - Keyed BypassNo
Process Controls - Emergency AirNo
Process Controls - Emergency PowerNo
Process Controls - Backup PumpNo
Process Controls - GroundingNo
Process Controls - Inhibitor AdditionNo
Process Controls - Rupture DisksYes
Process Controls - Excess Flow DevicesNo
Process Controls - Quench SystemNo
Process Controls - Purge SystemNo
Process Controls - NoneNo
Mitigation Systems - SprinklersNo
Mitigation Systems - DikesNo
Mitigation Systems - Fire WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Blast WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Deluge SystemsNo
Mitigation Systems - Water CurtainsNo
Mitigation Systems - EnclosureNo
Mitigation Systems - NeutralizationNo
Mitigation Systems - NoneYes
Monitoring Systems - Process AreaNo
Monitoring Systems - PerimeterNo
Monitoring Systems - NoneYes
Changes Since PHA - Reduced InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Increased InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ParametersNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ControlsNo
Changes Since PHA - Process DetectionNo
Changes Since PHA - Perimeter MonitoringNo
Changes Since PHA - Mitigation SystemsNo
Changes Since PHA - None RecommendedYes
Changes Since PHA - NoneNo
Procedure Review Date07/27/2010
Training Review Date04/24/2009
Type of Training - ClassroomYes
Type of Training - On the JobNo
Competency Testing - Written TestsNo
Competency Testing - Oral TestsYes
Competency Testing - DemonstrationNo
Competency Testing - ObservationNo
Maintenance Review Date07/29/2009
Maintenance Inspection Date05/25/2010
Equipment Testedhydrogen transfer line
Management of Change Most Recent Date05/21/2010
Management of Change Review Date09/01/2008
Pre-startup Review Date05/25/2010
Compliance Audit Date05/14/2010
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date11/04/2010
Participation Plan Review Date06/08/2009
Hot Work Review Date09/01/2007
Contractor Safety Review Date10/11/2010
Contractor Safety Eval. Date10/28/2010
Confidential Business InformationNo

Prevention Program 3 Chemicals facility_Prevention_Program_3_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, process #3 : Hydrogen Unload and Store, process NAICS code #1 : 325211, prev. program 3 #1, prev. program 3 chemical: all)
Process Chemical Record ID
1000026672

Prevention Program 3 Text facility_Prevention_Program_3_Text help link help link  
Prevention Program Description
The site leases a Liquid Hydrogen Supply System from Praxair. Praxair also maintains and operates the equipment. The system consists of three storage tanks. Each tank holds 9200 pounds of liquid hydrogen, for a total system weight of hydrogen of 27,600 pounds. Hydrogen is transferred by Praxair drivers from tank trucks into the storage tanks. From the storage tanks the hydrogen is vaporized utilizing a hot water bath, and then transferred for use in the Phenol to Ketone process unit.

Accidents facility_Accidents help link help link  
Accident Date02/23/2006
Accident Time1000
Number of Chemicals1
Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Toxic Amount Total (lbs)5
Released Amount Total (lbs)5
Number of Deaths0
Number of Injuries1
Number Evacuated / Sheltered0
Total Property Damage$0
Environmental DamageNo
NAICS of Process Involved325188: All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
Release Duration (HHHMM)00001
Release Event - Gas ReleaseYes
Release Event - SpillNo
Release Event - FireNo
Release Event - ExplosionNo
Release Event - ReactionNo
Release Source - Storage VesselNo
Release Source - PipingYes
Release Source - Process VesselNo
Release Source - Transfer HoseNo
Release Source - ValveNo
Release Source - PumpNo
Release Source - JointNo
Wind Speed12.5
Wind Speed Unitsmiles/h
Wind DirectionNNW
Temperature65
Atmospheric Stability ClassD
PrecipitationNo
Unknown WeatherNo
Workers Killed0
Responders Killed0
Public Killed (on-site)0
Workers Injured1
Responders Injured0
Public Injured (on-site)0
Property Damage (on-site)$0
Off-site Deaths0
Hospitalizations0
Number Requiring Medical Treatment0
Number Evacuated0
Number Sheltered In Place0
Property damage (off-site)$0
Environmental Damage - Fish/Animal KillsNo
Environmental Damage - DefoliationNo
Environmental Damage - Water ContaminationNo
Environmental Damage - Soil ContaminationNo
Initiating EventHuman Error
Contributing Factor - Equipment FailureNo
Contributing Factor - Human ErrorYes
Contributing Factor - Improper ProcedureNo
Contributing Factor - OverpressurizationNo
Contributing Factor - Upset ConditionNo
Contributing Factor - By-pass ConditionNo
Contributing Factor - MaintenanceYes
Contributing Factor - Process DesignNo
Contributing Factor - Unsuitable EquipmentNo
Contributing Factor - Unusual WeatherNo
Contributing Factor - Management ErrorNo
Off-site Responders NotifiedNotified and Responded
Changes Introduced - Improved EquipmentNo
Changes Introduced - Revised MaintenanceNo
Changes Introduced - Revised TrainingYes
Changes Introduced - Operating ProceduresYes
Changes Introduced - Process ControlNo
Changes Introduced - Mitigation SystemsNo
Changes Introduced - Response PlanNo
Changes Introduced - Changed ProcessNo
Changes Introduced - Reduced InventoryNo
Changes Introduced - NoneNo
Total RMP Accident Deaths0
Total RMP Accident Injuries1
Total RMP Accident Evacuated/Sheltering In Place0
Total RMP Accident Property Damage$0

Accident Chemicals facility_Accident_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Ascend Performance Materials -, RMP submission #1 : 2010-12-22, accident #1, accident chemical #1)
Chemical IDAmmonia (anhydrous)
CAS number007664417
Chemical TypeToxic
Amount Released (lbs)5
Percent Weight (Within Mixture)100

Emergency Response Plan Info facility_Emergency_Response_Plan_Info help link help link  
Facility In Community PlanYes
Facility Own Response PlanYes
Specific Facility Response PlanYes
Inform. Procedures in Response PlanYes
Emergency Care in Response PlanYes
Plan Review Date02/15/2010
Response Training Date12/10/2010
Local Response AgencyEscambia County Emergency Mgmt.
Local Response Agency Phone8505953311
Subject To - OSHA EAPYes
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPERYes
Subject To - CWAYes
Subject To - RCRAYes
Subject To - OPAYes
Subject To - State EPCRAYes


Search Criteria Used
RMP Facility ID100000139058

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