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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #131764
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State Police #11-03376
Accident Date2011-06-08
Report Date 2011-06-15
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 Dioxide48mFLARE-Low Pressure Flare (308-D-1); Crude Unit Towers (191-V-6; 191-V-3)NOYESNO466.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The Crude Unit's Vacuum Tower (191-V-6) malfunctioned and the Saturated Gas Unit compressor's first stage suction drum's (7991-V-7) level instrument also malfunctioned. Gas was routed to the Low Pressure Flare (308-D-1).

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. Liquid levels at both the Crude Vacuum Tower and Saturated Gas Compressor suction drum were stabilized and flaring was secured. The incident date from the incident report does not match the SPOC and LDEQ reports. There is an e-mail string between ConocoPhillips and LA gov. regarding this discrepancy. There is a note that material did go offsite in the report.