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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #95882
State Police #07-02271
Accident Date2007-05-04
Report Date 2007-05-10
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
TolueneNo Information Given179 Thermal Hydrodealkylation Unit H1 HeaterNONONO449.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

The outlet flanges located on the outside of the convection section of the 179 Thermal Hydrodealkylation Unit H1 Heater leaked toluene onto surrounding hot surfaces. The toluene ignited causing a small fire at the flanges. It is suspected that the heavy rainstorm may have caused the metal to contract creating the slight opening at the flange faces.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Fire was extinguished using fire water. Unit was shutdown and de-pressured.