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1 hour ago, tx 3 putt said:

I wonder if they’ll rebuild such an old facility ?

A  buddy that lives down there, but works at a different plant said it would take 10 years to replace what's been destroyed so far. Investigation>Cleanup>Design>Permits>Construction. 

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I was thinking 3 to 4. I’m guessing all their employees are applying at cheneire this weekend 

lot of opportunities if they rebuild 

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The Eastman facility in Kingsport, TN had a big coal gas explosion a couple years ago, and it wasn't down that long. But they did try and call up probably every retired engineer that ever worked for them to try and work on getting things back up and running.

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10 minutes ago, austingirl said:

Friend of my dad's just sent him these pics of the plant. I'm not super familiar with plant components but I thought some of you might appreciate them.

A few coats of paint ought do it.  Might need a little sanding first.

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4 hours ago, austingirl said:

Friend of my dad's just sent him these pics of the plant. I'm not super familiar with plant components but I thought some of you might appreciate them.

The big spherical tanks hold LPGs (liquid petroleum gas). You don't want those going boom.

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Yea, I think that scorched tank gives you an idea how close they were to a much worse disaster and probably explains the mandatory evacs. 

Also, two mutual friends with your dad's friend. Both high school classmates from TJ. 

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14 hours ago, Schulz2.0 said:

The big spherical tanks hold LPGs (liquid petroleum gas). You don't want those going boom.

have seen this stated many times in this thread.  how big of a boom are we talking.  fertilizer plant in west sized boom?  bigger boom?

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15 minutes ago, futureman said:

have seen this stated many times in this thread.  how big of a boom are we talking.  fertilizer plant in west sized boom?  bigger boom?

Look up "bleve" on YouTube.

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4 hours ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

Yea, I think that scorched tank gives you an idea how close they were to a much worse disaster and probably explains the mandatory evacs. 

Also, two mutual friends with your dad's friend. Both high school classmates from TJ. 

Good old small world of southeast TX. 

1 hour ago, futureman said:

have seen this stated many times in this thread.  how big of a boom are we talking.  fertilizer plant in west sized boom?  bigger boom?

I'm 38 and I don't ever remember an evacuation like this one due to plant explosion concerns. I think there was also concern of a possible chain reaction happening, because there are so many plants so close to each other.

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Out at my stomping grounds we have those round tanks, but they hold ethylene oxide. That's right, it's ethylene gas with it's own source of oxygen, so it doesn't have to be released into the atmosphere and find the right mixture of air and gas to go boom. All it needs is an ignition source. So when a storm comes through and you hear on the safety channel that lightning struck the EO tanks your butthole tightens considerably. 

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1 hour ago, austingirl said:

Mom just sent me this. LOL.

 

Our moms have the same taste. I was just sent the newspaper clipping. 

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On 1/12/2020 at 10:06 PM, NotActuallyALonghorn said:

Out at my stomping grounds we have those round tanks, but they hold ethylene oxide. That's right, it's ethylene gas with it's own source of oxygen, so it doesn't have to be released into the atmosphere and find the right mixture of air and gas to go boom. All it needs is an ignition source. So when a storm comes through and you hear on the safety channel that lightning struck the EO tanks your butthole tightens considerably. 

The explosion last week in Tarragona, Spain was EO.  Nasty stuff.  Two people at the site were killed and a third guy was killed when a 1 ton piece of the reactor came through his apartment building over 3 km away.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51113132

 

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2 hours ago, Pibald said:

Our moms have the same taste. I was just sent the newspaper clipping. 

Are you from there or do you live in the area?

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