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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #89537
State Police #06-04511
Accident Date2006-07-18
Report Date 2006-07-25
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
Hydrocarbon13h 45m308F-D-2 High Pressure FlareNONOYES9,813.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide13h 45m308F-D-2 High Pressure FlareNONONO79.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Other

Low flare vapor traffic and a possible sudden release of high velocity steam may have snuffed out the HP flare flame at its tip.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operations immediately blocked in the steam controllers and orifices to the High Pressure flare and added additional purchased fuel gas to the tip. The manual flame front generator was then reactivated to reignite the High Pressure Flare. The additional purchased gas was then blocked in and the steam controllers were ublocked to provide smokeless flaring capabilities.