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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #93750
State Police #07-00549
Accident Date2007-02-06
Report Date 2007-02-12
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
Propane4h 20m412-A-FFNONOYES19,397.0

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

The Propane Pilpeline Pump was secured, bled down and isolated for maintenance. Personnel then reported a leak on the suction flange. To isolate the leak a 300 foot section of 10' diameter piping had to be de-pressured by venting liquid propane in the section to the atmosphere. There is no access to the flare system in this area of the tank field.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

A plan was developed and executed to safely de-pressure the line and install a blind to isolate the leak.