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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #90071
State Police #06-05192
Accident Date2006-08-17
Report Date 2006-08-24
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
Nitrogen Oxide2h 27m308F-D-1 Low Pressure Flare; 308FD2 High Pressure FlareNOYESYES13.7 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide2h 27m308F-D-1 Low Pressure Flare; 308FD2 High Pressure FlareNOYESNO2,338.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

An electrical fault caused a loss of power to the Alkylation Unit cooling tower and tripped the Delayed Coking Unit compressor and other equipment off line.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Stabilized unit allowing restart of the 891K1 compressor and stopping of the flaring off of 491V9