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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #93785
State Police #07-00572
Accident Date2007-02-07
Report Date 2007-02-14
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 Dioxide0h 26m308-F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESNO646.9
Hydrogen Sulfide0h 26m308-F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONONO6.5
Nitrogen Dioxide0h 26m308-F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESYES8.3
Hydrocarbon0h 26m308-F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONOYES79.9

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

A 34.5KV lightning arrestor failed at Entergy substation. An insulator also failed on the disconnect switch. The opening of these breakers caused the Coker Compressor to trip off line. The compressor's suction stems is automatically diverted tot he Low Pressure Flare.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Three arrestors and a failed insulator are being replaced.