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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77241
State Police #05-01386
Accident Date2005-02-28
Report Date 2005-03-07
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: No information given

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Benzene0h 8mSaturated Gas plant 7991 -V-1NONOYES344.8 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide0h 8mSaturated Gas plant 7991 -V-1NONONO565.8 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)0h 8mSaturated Gas plant 7991 -V-1NONOYES16,789.1 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The signal to the 7991-V-1 straight run Debutinizer Bottoms level controller stopped transmitting it's signal from the field of the distributed control system

Discharge Preventable -

Unexpected loss of signal not preventable

Notes/Remedial Actions

After inspection a set of wires appeared to be frayed. They sent a group of employees to fix the frayed wires.