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Be safe Austin Girl !!!


Thank you. My parents didn't leave with us. Still deciding what they want to do.


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34 minutes ago, WBT said:

Damn.  Every chemical plant at least pays lip service to trying to be a good neighbor and member of the community.  Forcing everyone to evacuate the day before Thanksgiving ain't that.

They're going to cook their birds for them, what could be more neighborly?

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Unreal, mandatory evacuation : port Neches, groves and Nederland. 

Parts of port Arthur can’t be far behind, it’s across the street from Nederland 

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Atleast tonight is my last night then off for 4. I know the dangers of where i work but ive worked at pasadena refinery and some others along the channel those scared me. Hope this gets under control quickly.

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I've never seen such a widespread mandatory evacuation.  Most of my family lives within the evacuation zone, and I've invited them to my house.  Those spheres had active, spreading fire underneath them when my live feed cut off.  I'd appreciate if anyone would link a live feed when you see one.  My Click2Houston feed cut out.

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4 minutes ago, Pibald said:

I've never seen such a widespread mandatory evacuation.  Most of my family lives within the evacuation zone, and I've invited them to my house.  Those spheres had active, spreading fire underneath them when my live feed cut off.  I'd appreciate if anyone would link a live feed when you see one.  My Click2Houston feed cut out.

Wow. I had no idea it has spread.  General rule of thumb. You don’t want any flames anywhere near those things.  Things could get bad.  Very bad 

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In guessing they’re letting it burn out. Too dangerous to be in there to control it all that water creates a huge amount haz waste 

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3 minutes ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

I'm guessing there will be a lot of condemned homes, and maybe a condemned High School after all this. 

PNG HS has to be getting hammered by pollutants, more than usual 

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YouTube has 12 news now. Live. Watching on TV.

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I'm guessing there will be a lot of condemned homes, and maybe a condemned High School after all this. 
In the 80s/90s my dad developed/built Hebert Woods right there on Merriman.

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Looks like about 50,000 in the evacuation area.

Since all those Astrodome seats were auctioned off maybe there's room for more sleeping bags?

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So my friend whose daughter took the video of the second explosion - her husband works at that plant. He left at 1247 and the first explosion was at 1258. Crazy.


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Another video of second explosion is crazy. Freaking top of a tower flying like a toothpick
Looked like a rocket to me

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So my friend whose daughter took the video of the second explosion - her husband works at that plant. He left at 1247 and the first explosion was at 1258. Crazy.


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So what did he forget to do before he left?

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2 minutes ago, BearSchlong said:
1 hour ago, austingirl said:
So my friend whose daughter took the video of the second explosion - her husband works at that plant. He left at 1247 and the first explosion was at 1258. Crazy.


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So what did he forget to do before he left?

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Staying in Beaumont (west end) for Thanksgiving. Hunting in Anahuac Friday morning (I pray we see some hogs). Not really worried about where I’m staying but it appears Anahuac will be in the plume’s path. 

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14 minutes ago, BearSchlong said:
1 hour ago, austingirl said:
So my friend whose daughter took the video of the second explosion - her husband works at that plant. He left at 1247 and the first explosion was at 1258. Crazy.


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So what did he forget to do before he left?

All I know is she said he "docked the ship at the refinery at 1247 am, walked through the refinery, and headed to pilot office." 

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7 minutes ago, Kyrie Eleison said:

if those spheres go up, it’ll be Armageddon...the whole place will be vaporized.

what’s in the spheres?

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3 minutes ago, futureman said:

what’s in the spheres?

No idea the exact product, but spheres are used to to store compressed gas. Many of which tend to go BOOM when heated 

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what’s in the spheres?


1, 3 Butidiene...or 1,4 Butidiene...it’s so fucking unstable it can’t figure out what it wants to be.

basically an extremely volatile form of butane that phases from gas to liquid depending on the temp outside. with this type of heat source it’s all gas and building pressure, and the passant pressure relief valves at the top of the tank can’t handle what’s going on.

those onion tanks are designed to hold a fuck ton more of it than other geometric shapes, so when they pop it’ll be like Nagasaki.

that plant was built by the government and put online in 1941 in order to make synthetic rubber (the Japanese had all the rubber trees in Asia under their control). the instrumentation in their is old and shot to hell, so there’s really no fucking way they can monitor the situation like a decently modern facility.

they took the exact same blueprints and built the sister facility in Pasadena. both are now owned by TPC.

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1 minute ago, Kyrie Eleison said:

 


1, 3 Butidiene...or 1,4 Butidiene...it’s so fucking unstable it can’t figure out what it wants to be.

basically an extremely volatile form of butane that phases from gas to liquid depending on the temp outside. with this type of heat source it’s all gas and building pressure, and the passant pressure relief valves at the top of the tank can’t handle what’s going on.

those onion tanks are designed to hold a fuck ton more of it than other geometric shapes, so when they pop it’ll be like Nagasaki.

that plant was built by the government and put online in 1941 in order to make synthetic rubber (the Japanese had all the rubber trees in Asia under their control). the instrumentation in their is old and shot to hell, so there’s really no fucking way they can monitor the situation like a decently modern facility.

they took the exact same blueprints and built the sister facility in Pasadena. both are now owned by TPC.

 

Does this mean I’m not hunting Friday?

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what’s in the spheres?

Musica universalis? The music of the spheres?

 

Now that Huntsman has had to shut down as a precaution. . .I'm sure that's gonna be a hell of a settlement.

 

 

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Atleast tonight is my last night then off for 4. I know the dangers of where i work but ive worked at pasadena refinery and some others along the channel those scared me. Hope this gets under control quickly.
You work nearby?

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8 hours 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.  

This is the one that Chevron recently bought from Petrobras right?

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Earlier dad commented where's Red Adair when we need him?

 

But what you said about Lamar is true, and they've recently gotten a huge funding injection, but not sure where the grants originated.

 

 

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The Sea Rim Striders Turkey Trot 5K through downtown Beaumont is gonna be interesting in the AM. Maybe renamed the Tumor trot? The Leukemia lope? The chemo canter? The radiation run? I'll show myself out.

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13 minutes ago, Johnny Chimpo said:

This is the one that Chevron recently bought from Petrobras right?

Couldn’t tell you.  I decided driving 150 miles a day to hang out in East Houston, Pasadena, and Mont Belvieu was not worth the squeeze anymore.  My cranes were only at Pasadena for a 45 day shutdown.  We got in and out without any issue. Somehow.  That place was tremendously shitty, though. 

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14 minutes ago, fattyflattie said:

Couldn’t tell you.  I decided driving 150 miles a day to hang out in East Houston, Pasadena, and Mont Belvieu was not worth the squeeze anymore.  My cranes were only at Pasadena for a 45 day shutdown.  We got in and out without any issue. Somehow.  That place was tremendously shitty, though. 

Interesting. Yea doing some sleuthing online it looks like the 110,000 bpd Pasadena refinery was built in 1920 and bought by Petrobras in 2012. Recently sold to Chevron, apparently there’s a pretty major project to revamp it because it is recognized as a turd. 

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6 minutes ago, Pato del Muerto said:

About 15 years ago several of my coworkers left Dixie for tpc Pasadena. Not sure if they’re still there. 

Ha. You work for Dixie still?  Your train has caused me a few headaches when blocking the road   lol 

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