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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2006-03-03
Report Date 2006-03-09
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No Information Provided

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Smoke12 h 30 minA Topper Unit B-4 HeaterNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

the starter breaker had a bad trip unit at the electrical substation which resulted in the furnace fan tripping which resulted in the heater smoking.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

To alleviate the smoking, rates to the furnace were reduced. BRQ according to follow up repor