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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #86412
State Police #06-01516
Accident Date2006-03-13
Report Date 2006-03-20
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide1h 0m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESNO1,839.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Failure of the motor for the 592K1A blower

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

The release was due to 2 problems: first the motor powering the blower failed. Second when an alternate blower was placed in service the discharge valve at the blower failed to open due to a hidden mechanical failure. The valve was repaired.