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Major explosion / fire. The shock wave was felt many mile away. hopefully no one was injured. 

 

 

 

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I hope they get enough fire teams there in time to contain this. Damn 

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9 minutes ago, thestud said:

 


Houston.
Chemical depot.
Shit went boom.
 

 

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3 hours ago, spystud13 said:

 

Second one is better. 

I need to go help Riley Dugas reinstall her front porch light cover. 

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My dog was barking like crazy after it happened. I'm about 15 miles away and it sounded like loud thunder. 

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Yikes. Hopefully there were enough warnings before hand that everyone was sheltered in place in hardened buildings. I guess we will be showing a CSB video about this in our safety meetings in a couple years.

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50 minutes ago, thestud said:

 


Houston.
Chemical depot.
Shit went boom.
 

 

Close, but PNG isn’t that close to Houston 

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52 minutes ago, thestud said:

 


Houston.
Chemical depot.
Shit went boom.
 

 

Port Neches is 100 miles away from Houston

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31 minutes ago, TonyTexas said:

Port Neches is 100 miles away from Houston

Horseshoes, hand grenades and chemical plants. 

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TPC is one of my customers.

I'm about to fly home from DFW to BPT right now. Going to be interesting to see what I can from the air.

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12 minutes ago, BearSchlong said:

TPC is one of my customers.

I'm about to fly home from DFW to BPT right now. Going to be interesting to see what I can from the air.

Better start getting the shredder ready 

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Man, I sure am glad we've been loosening the rules on these facilities that keep catching on fire and fucking up our air.

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12 minutes ago, tx 3 putt said:

That facility is older than dirt and looks it 

That plant is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, ones in the area. The road it's on (136) has been called Rubber Plant Road as far back asI can remember.

Drove in to Groves yesterday. The boom woke me up, but we were supposed to get storms last night and I thought it was thunder. We are at my parents' house, about 1.5 miles away as the crow, flies but no damage.

The hand of God must have been over that place because it is amazing that no one was killed.

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3 minutes ago, tx 3 putt said:

If you start growing a third eye ball or a horn, go see a dr 

Well, not to tempt fate, but I did grow up here and as of yet have no extra eyes or horns. Maybe there's some SETX immunity I can count on. Husband and kids are fucked, though.

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3 hours ago, deadshank said:

I need to go help Riley Dugas reinstall her front porch light cover. 

Coonass girl into muscle cars.

She'll stab you just for fun.

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7 hours ago, spystud13 said:

 

Second one is better. 

The second video is from a high school classmate's security camera. I've seen several posts from old high school friends that live in PN that have damage to their homes ranging from pictures knocked off the walls to broken windows and sections of sheet rock falling from their ceilings. 

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11 minutes ago, austingirl said:

Husband and kids are fucked, though.

Your kids will have a unique thanksgiving story to tell. 

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1 hour ago, fattyflattie said:

I don’t miss being in those plants one bit.   Hope everyone is ok, that was pretty nasty.  

X2 Sir.  I don't miss 'em either. I missed 3 KBs by one day simply because of luck of the shift schedule.  KBs are Ka-Booms and there are also KFBs.  

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9 minutes ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

The second video is from a high school classmate's security camera. I've seen several posts from old high school friends that live in PN that have damage to their homes ranging from pictures knocked off the walls to broken windows and sections of sheet rock falling from their ceilings. 

So pics?

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7 minutes ago, Bevo&Pevo said:

X2 Sir.  I don't miss 'em either. I missed 3 KBs by one day simply because of luck of the shift schedule.  KBs are Ka-Booms and there are also KFBs.  

I had one close call but they got the fire out before it got to any of the tanks. That was in Pasadena. Pharma was always better, the main ingredient in most cases is water, and my last gig was in a small scale controlled substance manufacturer so the amounts weren’t sufficient for a huge boom like that. 

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9 minutes ago, Biff Tannen said:

So pics?

My classmate is a 50 year old dude, but if you're into that I'll see what I can do. I assume the hottie found the vid on FB and shared it... 

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2 minutes ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

My classmate is a 50 year old dude, but if you're into that I'll see what I can do. I assume the hottie found the vid on FB and shared it... 

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grew up about a half-mile from that plant as the crow flies...it went up once when i was a kid, too. my dad ran the QC lab at Gulf/Chevron in Orange, and when plants would go up he'd boost me on the roof of the house so i could see which refinery it was.

the next day at school at PNG, we'd guess who was hurt or killed by who was absent knowing where their dad worked.

TPC (f/k/a Neches Butate) is literally across the street on the southside from PNG high school...our school used to have the highest cancer rate of AML, CML and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in the US for that age group due to the butadiene they'd spew.

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That's begging for a Cowboys' season .meme.

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5 minutes ago, Iceman said:

That's begging for a Cowboys' season .meme.

I'm confident that someone here can make this happen. Do your thing, internet.

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In all seriousness, i keep reading/ hearing of no confirmed fatalities yet.  is nobody at the facility during that time?

Even in the surrounding neighborhoods if nobody died/ got seriously injured that would be beyond miraculous.

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Pasadena Refinery was the worst I ever worked in.  Looked and felt like one of the state water platforms, but in about 3x worse condition.  First place I’ve ever felt I was “lucky” when the project ended and I didn’t have to go back.  

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22 minutes ago, fattyflattie said:

Pasadena Refinery was the worst I ever worked in.  Looked and felt like one of the state water platforms, but in about 3x worse condition.  First place I’ve ever felt I was “lucky” when the project ended and I didn’t have to go back.  

Lion Oil in El Dorado laughs at Pasadena Refining. Turn around kick off meeting, fire chief gets up to speak.

Fire Chief - guys, if you hear the fire alarm don’t worry, we are experts at putting out fires - We have them weekly. In fact plan on at least two fires during this outage.

6 guys got up and left. He wasnt joking, we had 3 fires in 45 days, while the plant was down.  Granted one was during start up but rather nasty.
 

Also, the operators had a home made set up to fill propane tanks, free of charge of course. Also x2, Arkansas women sure like Texas guys. Very friendly times to be had. Also x3, one of the shop guys had a still at his house, refinery lab quality checked his stuff. Needless to say, first time I had ‘moonshine’ was in Arkansas. Not bad, but it burns. Also x4, a retired plant guy raised rabbits. For $10 you’d get damn big bag of cut up rabbit. Damn I miss that bbq’d rabbit, fucking mouth watering and delicious. Also  x4, people thought I was Italian. Probably why the women were so friendly, international flare. 

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For year Pasadena Refining had problems over heating machines. Rather than fix the issues, they’d run the fire hose guns at the machines. LoL 

fuck that dump

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My near miss was an operator turned a pump on but didn’t open the valve in the line, so the pump was pushing hot material into a dead end. Eventually it overheated and blew apart, spraying hot hydrocarbon material out. Some metal hit an electric panel, caused spark that lit the liquid, which was pooling right under a sealed methanol tank of like 5-10 thousand gallons. That’s when they evacuated us in the lab. 
That tank was too small to have a pressure relief valve I think, but either way if they didn’t get the fire out it would have either caused a catastrophic tank failure and big whoof or a BLEVE. 
 

also had a methanol soaked filter auto ignite in a dumpster during a hot summer day but that was a small fire contained within the dumpster that got put out pretty quick. 
 

but it’s never good when you hear the alarm and walk outside and see a decent smoke cloud. 
or when you hear the boom of a pressure disc rupturing and wondering which plant it came from. 

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