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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #88378
State Police #06-03562
Accident Date2006-06-06
Report Date 2006-06-13
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
Hydrocarbon0h 20m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONOYES81.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide0h 20m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONONO2.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide0h 20m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESYES8.1 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide0h 20m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESNO128.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The level float column in the 1291 V 15 Sour Water Drum malfunctioned causing its level controller OLC 180 to open and caused a higher than normal rte of sour water and hydrocarban to inter the Sour Water Stripper Flash Drum v12.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

The OLC 180 controller valve was manually closed and then re opened to establish a proper water level in the Sour Water Drum.