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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #78696
State Police #05-02880
Accident Date2005-05-02
Report Date 2005-05-09
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 Dioxide0h 22mLow Pressure FlareNOYESYES8.6 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide0h 22mLow Pressure FlareNOYESNO188.5 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The inlet temperature signal increased unexpectedly at the suction drum and the recycle flow rate increased causing the compressor to trip off line due to a high amperage reading fromt eh compressor's motor.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operational changes were made immediately to correct the temperature signal at the suction drum and the compressor was restarted.