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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #80826
State Police #05-05105
Accident Date2005-07-29
Report Date 2005-08-05
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Hydrocarbon0h 31m308F-D-1 Low pressure flareNONOYES215.3 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide0h 31m308F-D-1 Low pressure flareNONONO6.6 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide0h 31m308F-D-1 Low pressure flareNOYESYES22.5 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide0h 31m308F-D-1 Low pressure flareNOYESNO653.4 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The liquid/gas pressure relay on transformer XFR 5CE at electrical substation 5C unexpectedly tripped breaker VCB 3CG.

Discharge Preventable - No

Fault of the transformer XFR was unforeseeable

Notes/Remedial Actions

Claimed preventative maintenance could have been used, but the failure was unforeseeable. The level of SO2 exceeded that of a reportable level.