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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #111382
State Police #0807840
Accident Date2008-12-12
Report Date 2008-12-15
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
No Information GivenNo Information GivenNo Information GivenNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

the power failure is due to a failed circuit breaker. this power failure resulted in upset conditions in several Placid's process units. These upset conditions caused necessary heavy flaring until the units be could returned to the normal operations. Also the power failure caused a flange to leak in FCCU.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

electrical department fixed the failed circuit breaker. Working to redesign the breaker in question.