COODE ISLAND COMMUNITY

CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

 

Adopted Minutes

 

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017

Held at Terminals Pty Ltd,

70-78 Mackenzie Road, West Melbourne @ 3:00pm

 

PRESENT

 

 

Robin Saunders:

CICCC / Chairperson

Susan Chatterton

Minute Taker, Terminals Pty Ltd

 

Faye Simpson

Community Rep./Committee

Gary OŐSullivan

Operations Manager, Terminals Pty Ltd

 

Michael Isaachsen

Community Rep/Committee

 

 

Ian Thomas

Community Rep/Committee

 

 

 

 

 ITEM 1.      WELCOME BY THE CHAIR, APOLOGIES & CONFIRMATION OF DRAFT           AGENDA

 

Robin

Welcome.

 

Apologies – Deborah McFarlane, Bro Sheffield-Brotherton, Don McKenzie

 

Draft Agenda – Confirmed

 

ITEM 2.       CONFIRM DRAFT MINUTES FOR THE MEETING 11th November, 2016,            REVIEW ACTION ITEM LIST

 

Draft Minutes of the 11th November, 2016 adopted.

 

Action Items

 

02/2016/2

Annual Report to Community

 

As far as back reports on Environmental work our Environmental Manager is busy and the update will be done after Christmas.

02/2016/4

David to email the overheads of his presentation.

 

Don to action and send to Robin

Gary

CEO (Chief Executive Officer) David Bozinoski has tended his resignation effective 28th February 2017.  Terminals have an interim CEO, Stephen Gumley, until the board appoints a permanent applicant.

 

Terminals have also appointed a new National Engineering Manager Alan Figgis, who will be positioned at West Melbourne and has also taken on a Graduate Chemical Engineer, Samuel Franklyn, on a casual basis.

Operations Managers for South Australia and Botany have also been appointed.

ACTION

01/2017/1

Gary to forward Operations Report for the period prior to 24 January 2017 (in the old format) to the Chair.

 

ITEM 3.       REPORTS FROM TERMINALS AND THE CITY OF MARIBYRNONG

 

 

Gary

Incidents

IRF-1216-0002 – Loss of containment of Firefighting Foam at Truck gantry Plant B during routine monthly checks. Only a small amount of foam was lost.

Ian

How does it indicate the valve is shut?

Gary

Really only when you are unable to turn the valve any more.

 

IRF-1216-0003 – Non GM Hocan Canola Oil (for the organic market) – product was put into incorrect tank during shipping discharge.  No documentation was received by Terminals giving direction to redirect and keep product separate.  Subsequent insurance claim.

 

IRF-1216-0022 – Storm water flooding.  Due to very heavy rainfall and the guttering being choked by gum leaves from the trees on the nature strip along McKenzie road rain water was restricted from draining away and subsequently overflowed the gutters and back into office area.  Currently looking at bird netting and have cleaned out the gutters.

 

IRF-1216-0023 – DP Cell comparison check every month came back with incorrect readings.  DP cell checks are cross checked against actual dips operators perform.  Terminals are putting new nozzles on roofs with dual radars so that one cross references the other on every tank.  One will be High High – independent level and high level and cross reference between the two.  Nozzles are in the process of being put on tanks to fit the radars to the tanks.  76 tanks on site, 8 completed to date. The radars will be self checking to 1 mm.

Faye

Manual checks suggest you do not have confidence in the Citect system.

Gary

Customers request independent manual dip.

Michael

They give an actual measurement and not just an alarm.

Gary

Numerical output – one will be hard wired.  Have to be on different circuits to maintain independence – Ullage measurement.

Faye

Measuring the space as it increases or decreases?  When you are filling do you also require manual dips?

Gary

Yes we do.  Statutory Checks for customs for products under bond and also for auditors (e.g. ethanol).

 

IRF-1216-0028 – Operator stood up and had a back spasm.  No lost time injury.

 

IRF-1216-0034 – Vapor hose not connected and by-passed while loading flammables.  Counselled casual operator, stood down for 2 weeks, until completion of competencies.

Faye

Did he recognize the dangers?

Gary

Yes he knew he was in the wrong and couldnŐt explain why he did it.  Retraining process.

 

IRF-0117-0001 – Combustor divert and high inert duct pressure.  Combustor converted to carbon during a hot Saturday.  All tanks started venting.  Particular tank vented reached 4.5% oxygen, warning given over 5% oxygen causing an alarm.  Oxygen sensors did what they were supposed to do and diverted to carbon.  Fan circuit breaker to carbon beds tripped.  All tanks locked to prevent cross contamination.

 

Electrician found circuit breaker had tripped due to hot day.

Faye

4 problems – were you on site by yourself?  Nothing to say problem 5,6 and 7 could occur.

Gary

My problem was the fan failure.

Faye

Things were escalating quicker than you could resolve by yourself

Gary

Biggest concern was tanks venting and causing odor

Ian

Only thing you didnŐt do was to find out what happened at carbon beds.

Faye

What happens if you went home and the whole thing happened again?

Gary

Outcome of incident during upgrade on PLC and manual fan start.  Troubleshooting fault manual now put in place to record faults and outcomes.  If I had not got the situation under control I was calling in an electrician.  Safety interlock was the problem.  Worst situation would have been for an emission as that would have impacted on neighbors.

Ian

Strikes me strange you have a monitoring company.

Robin

In the event that Terminals had not employed Integrators would you be made aware of the incident anyway?

Gary

No.  We can dial in and have a look and check system.  New alert system will alert via internet, SMS, 3rd landline telephone.  It will have a contact tree.  We still need Integrators to maintain the system.

Michael

When you say dial in, is that through Outlook?

Gary

VNC viewer that loads through an app.

Robin

Would someone without your experience have handled it so expeditiously?

Gary

Yes, Rory Quinn, Wayne Cook and Don McKenzie are all able to have dealt with the same situation.  Fault book will record incidents and solutionsn to reduce time.

 

IRF-0117-0004 – OH&S representative made an inappropriate reporting request concerning IRF-1216-0034 (see above).  After the casual operator was stood down, the OH&S representative asked could management forget about reporting incident given it was close to Christmas? Such a request, if accepted, would undermine the importance of the strict safety policy on site, and compromise worker safety. The Union delegate was happy with steps Terminals took.

 

 

 

ITEM 4.       OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

 

No further business

 

 

 

 

 

Next meeting Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 on site at Coode Island at 3.00pm

 

FUTURE MEETING DATES FOR 2017: 25 July and 14 November

All meetings are on site at 70-78 Mackenzie Road Coode Island at 3:00pm.

MEETING CLOSED 4:30pm