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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #123185
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State Police #10-1464
Accident Date2010-05-02
Report Date 2010-05-07
Follow-up Date 2010-08-12
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide3h 38mCooling water exchanger & Coker compressor (891-K-1), Low-pressure flare (308F-D-1)NOYESNO8,174.9 pounds
Hydrocarbon3h 38mCooling water exchanger & Coker compressor (891-K-1), Low-pressure flare (308F-D-1)NONOYES533.2 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide3h 38mCooling water exchanger & Coker compressor (891-K-1), Low-pressure flare (308F-D-1)NONONO82.6 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide3h 38mCooling water exchanger & Coker compressor (891-K-1), Low-pressure flare (308F-D-1)NOYESYES52.7 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Report states that the release occurred as a result of a breaker trip in the Coker Compressor. Which seems to have originated within the compressor's motor.

Discharge Preventable - No

Was an unexpected trip of the Coker Compressor due to an electrical breaker trip.

Notes/Remedial Actions

RQ. Reportable quantity for sulfur dioxide was exceeded. LDEQ report states that "The facility will be referred to the Circuit Rider Review process for failure to submit an updated notification within 60 days of the initial 7 day letter as required by LAC 33:I.3925.A.3." An investigation is in process to determine the cause of the electrical breaker trip after which, corrective actions will be implemented.