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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77636
State Police #05-01768
Accident Date2005-03-16
Report Date 2005-03-21
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 Dioxide2hrs 27mFLARE (South Flare EP-31)NOYESNO902.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

release for sulfur dioxide due to shutdown of the south flare gas recovery (SFGR) system to allow the FCC Unit to remove a relief valve onto he flare line and install a block valve for turnaround work. Shut down increased the amoun

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Refinery said the incident was not preventable because it was necessary for unit turnaround maintenance. No permit limits were exceeded during the event and the notification was made as courtesy.