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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #87421
State Police #06-02570
Accident Date2006-04-26
Report Date 2006-05-03
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
Hydrocarbon1h 5m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONOYES159.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide1h 5m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONONO19.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide1h 5m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESYES16.6 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide1h 5m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESNO1,895.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Problems with the coke cutting system required a switch of drums which reduced the flow to the compressor and caused a compressor kickback valve to open to the flare.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Pressures were stabilized and the valve was closed.