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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #128016
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State Police #10-4271
Accident Date2010-12-07
Report Date 2010-12-14
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
Hydrogen Sulfide8 hamine gas feed line to #1 ECCNONONO1,050.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide8 hamine gas feed line to #1 ECCNOYESNO1,050.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leak on the amine gas feed line pipe at the #1 ECC #1 sulfur recovery unit. LDEQ report states that "leak was originally discovered when an internal H2S monitor picked-up an unknown quantity from inside the refinery."

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

An investigation is ongoing at this time to determine if the incident was preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Feed taken out of the line and nitrogen introduced to purge amine gas; #1 SRU unit shut down; line replaced.