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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #89872
State Police #06-05009
Accident Date2006-08-09
Report Date 2006-08-16
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 31m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONOYES241.9 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide1h 31m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNONONO34.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide1h 31m308F-D-1 Low Pressure FlareNOYESNO3,364.1 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

During Coke Drum switch the actuator on isolation valve XV627 malfunctioned which in turn caused the compressor kickback valve to open.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Coker unit operations and pressures were stabilized and the valve to the flare was closed.