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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #81725
State Police #05-05937
Accident Date2005-08-28
Report Date 2005-09-02
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 DioxideNo Information GivenFLARE (South Flare EP-31)NOYESNO341.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The incident occurred due to the impaired capability of the South Flare Gas Recovery System. The impairment in the gas recovery system was caused by high inlet temperature resulting from high blowdown system temperature.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Facility took immediate corrective action to make the necessary adjustments and return the SFGR system to normal operation. The letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded and the notification was made as a courtesy only.