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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #89168
State Police #06-04324
Accident Date2006-07-11
Report Date 2006-07-17
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
Propane8h 15m412-A-FFNONOYES64,202.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The propane refrigeration compressor 100K2 was unable to lower the pressure. The venting to the flare was not sufficient to lower the pressure, so the vent to atmosphere was opened.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Preliminary investigation results indicate the insulating coating applied as a replacement of asbestos containing insutation removed duringt he Hurricane Katrina recovery period is not performing as advertised. This results in higher tank temperaure.