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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #101938
State Police #07-07815
Accident Date2007-12-28
Report Date 2008-01-03
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 Dioxide1h 51mDiesel Hydrotreater UnitNOYESNO240.8 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide1h 51mDiesel Hydrotreater UnitNONONO2.4 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A small fire occurred in the convection section of the Diesel Hydrotreater Unit 293 in one of the tubes. While in the process of isolating the H-1 Heater for inspection and repair of the tube, the tube completely failed resulting in a fire in the entire convection sectino of the heater.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The Refinery's Fire Brigade and Emergency Response Teams were activated and the fire was extinguished. No offsite impacts were noted during air monitoring.