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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #123980
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State Police #10-1928
Accident Date2010-06-05
Report Date 2010-06-10
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide6h 38mlow pressure flareNOYESNO445.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

"the Crude Unit's Vacuum Tower experienced a flooded liquid condition which caused its overhead pressure control valve to open to the Low Pressure Flare. The cause of this condistion seems to be the Vacuum Tower's Bottoms section was experiencing unexpected problems achieving adequate flow of its product stream to the Coker Unit."

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

"the Tower bottoms product stream was eventually routed back to Crude Tankage until the conditions in the lower half of the Vacuum Tower stabilized and the flaring stopped."