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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #139709
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tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2012-05-14
Report Date 2012-06-14
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
1,1,1-TrifluoroethaneNo information given113 unitYESNOYES1.7 pounds
Hydrofluoric Acidno information given113 unitNONONO0.5 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

The release was the result of a fugitive gasket leak at the man way to the HF recycle Hold Tank in the 113 unit (Trichlorofluoroethane unit). The unit was in the process of startup and the hold tank was empty and had just started to receive flow.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The flow was blocked in, the unit was shutdown, and the insulation was removed. The gasket was replaced and the flange bolts retightened. No further leak upon restart of the unit. Citizen complaints were reporting an odor described as sulfur or burnt match odor.