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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #109428
State Police #08-06156
Accident Date2008-09-14
Report Date 2008-09-27
Follow-up Date 2008-12-13
Follow-up: No Information Given

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide62 min308F-D-1 Low Pressure FLARENOYESNO1,506.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

Dduring start up of Coker unit after Hurricane Gustav evacuation

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Extra material was stored in the Coker Feed Tanker to prevent solidification and pluggage of the Coker unit feed system after Hurricane Gustav. This also caused higher than usual pressure in the Coker Fractionator Overhead and the Compressor suction drum (891-V-15), which caused the flare vlave to open. Compressor turned on but flaring continued until material was released from feed and no longer affected the overhead.