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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #116461
State Police #09-2202
Accident Date2009-07-14
Report Date 2009-07-21
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide889 Minutes308F-D-1 (Low Pressure Flare)NOYESNO2,522.4 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

The FCC Regenerator Flue Gas Expander, 1291-K-1, tripped offline due to a mechanical failure causing an emergency shutdown of the FCC Unit. Flaring occurred from the Low Sulfur Gasoline (LSG) Unit 294 and the Diesel Hyrdrotreater Unit 292 due to the emergency shutdown of the FCC Unit. There was also a small fire on the Expander's lube oil and seal oil piping that occurred incidentally with the Expander mechanical failure, but was quickly extinguished with a fire extinguisher.

Discharge Preventable - No

"Unanticipated mechanical failure of the FCC expander."

Notes/Remedial Actions

FCC Unit initiated emergency shutdown procedures.