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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #132183
State Police #11-03791
Accident Date2011-06-28
Report Date 2011-07-05
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
1,1-Dichloro-2,2,2-Trifluorethane (G-123)10 mrelief valveYESNOYES753.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Relief valve from the organic recycle vaporizer was leaking. Release occurred what a relief valve on a vapor riser lifted releasing a small amount of chemical into the air. Leak lasted about 10 min.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The relief valve was immediately blocked in and removed for repair and the spare relief valve was placed into service.