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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #87876
State Police #06-03034
Accident Date2006-05-16
Report Date 2006-05-23
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
Hydrogen Sulfide5h 25m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONONO34.4 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide5h 25m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESYES29.5 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide5h 25m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESNO3,401.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

Malfunction with the bus bar caused the main circuit breaker supplying power to the Crude Unit 191, Saturated Gas Unit 7991 and the WWTP to trip. The power interruption caused unit upsets at the Crude Unit and Hydrotreating Unit 292.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Immediately switched power source to an alternative feeder.