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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #122636
tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2010-04-08
Report Date 2010-04-15
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
Hydrochloric Acid0h15mpressure transmitterNONONO533.0 pounds
Chlorodifluoromethane0h15mpressure transmitterYESNOYES651.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

The plant was in the process of repairing a pressure transmitter. When the transmitter was isolated for repair, this inadvertently caused an over pressure of the system.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

DUring the over pressure, the relief valves on the system opened as designed. The relief valves vented through the low pressure scrubber system and then to the air.