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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #99557
State Police #07-05613
Accident Date2007-09-18
Report Date 2007-09-25
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 Dioxide0 h 29 m#1 FlareNOYESNO1,979.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide0 h 29 m#1 FlareNONONOBRQ
Nitrogen Oxide0 h 29 m#1 FlareNOYESYESBRQ
Nitrogen Dioxide0 h 29 m#1 FlareNOYESYESBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Malfunctioning FCC PGC seal oil level controller. I/E was requested. While I/E's were making adj. the compressor shutdown and excess gas was sent to #1 flare.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Compressor was restarted ending the flaring. The seal oil level control was replaced.