Flaring at Qenos – 30/31 July 2011

 

Flaring at Qenos due to compressor failure

Qenos (corner of Maidstone St and Kororoit Creek Road) experienced a compressor failure at 3pm on 30 July and, as a standard safety mechanism (like a pressure relief valve) the plant started to flare.  I visited the plant and was advised the flaring would continue throughout the night until the operations at the plant returned to normal.

The flaring tonight was significant and could be seen for kilometres away.  I drove from Sunshine on the Ring Road and could see the flares from Brooklyn and Laverton North.

I encourage residents to contact the EPA Pollution Watch line to report a complaint about the flaring on 9695 2777.

For more information about the EPA’s Pollution Watch hotline, visit:

http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/reporting/polwatch.asp

For more information about Qenos, visit:

http://www.qenos.com/internet/home.nsf/index.html?ReadForm