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Contractors Released From Hospital Following Fire at Shell Convent, Louisiana Refinery


Two contractors injured last Wednesday during a flash fire at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Convent, Louisiana oil refinery have been released from the hospital.

Contractors Were Burned While Working in Refinery’s Tail Gas Unit

Both workers were burned on July 4th, when the fire erupted in the refinery’s tail gas treatment unit.

They were released from the hospital on Friday, according to a source who spoke to Reuters.

Two other contractors were also injured in the blaze. However, they were able to return to work the same day.

Sunoco Refinery Fire Ignited on Hydrogen Line

Shell had shut down the tail gas treatment unit in June as part of a 2-month overhaul of the refinery’s gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU).

Last Wednesday’s flash fire ignited on a hydrogen line that the injured contractors had been working on.

Hydrogen is used in tail gas units to remove sulfur from motor fuels and their feedstocks.

Flash Fire Was Shell Refinery’s 4th Since August 2016

Shell’s Convent refinery has a capacity of 209,787 bpd.

The facility, which occupies 4,400 acres in Acension and St. James Parishes, produces gasoline and other conventional petroleum products, as well as refinery grade sulfur.

The refinery has experienced several fires in the past two years, including a transformer fire at a substation that shut off power to sections of the plant last September.

Two fires broke out on the refinery’s H-Oil Unit in August 2016 and March 2017.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in any of the earlier incidents.

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