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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #87288
State Police #06-02420
Accident Date2006-04-19
Report Date 2006-04-26
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Butane0h 4m293-PSV-4ANONOYES340.0 pounds
Hydrocarbon0h 4m293-PSV-4ANONOYES9,123.3 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide0h 4m293-PSV-4ANONONO449.0 pounds
Propane0h 4m293-PSV-4ANONOYES904.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The 293-KN-1 compressor tripped due to a false high level alarm from the suction drum 293-V-5. The suction drum had had been drained by the unit operator but the local level alarm continued to show a high level signal to the compressor. Thie high level alarm indicator caused the compressor to trip unexpectedly. The compressor's turbine could not be reset immediately resulting in 293-PSV-4A lifting to the atmosphere for a short duration.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions