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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #125632
State Police #10-04630
Accident Date2010-08-13
Report Date 2010-08-19
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)8h 15mAlkylation Unit Isobutane recycle lineNONOYES314.8 pounds
Hydrogen Flouride8h 15mAlkylation Unit Isobutane recycle lineNONONO3.2 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

LDEQ report states, "Isobutane leak. There is a pinhole leak in the alkyl unit. The leak could only be seen after temperatures dropped and condensate was visible." Incident report states, "preliminary inspection found that the leak had occurred in a weld on the recycle line. Because the weld failure mechanism is unknown and would require further metallurgical testing."

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Incident report states, "it was decided that the entire Isobutane recycle line shall be replaced with new pipe before starting up the Alkylation Unit."