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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #83456
State Police #05-07769
Accident Date2005-10-27
Report Date 2005-11-07
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 Dioxide20hrs 38 mFLARE (Area B South Flare EP-31)NOYESNO9,514.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Incident due to excessive flaring associated with FCC unit Start-up.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Facility personnel were having difficulty in starting a compressor during the FCC start up due to faulty instrumentation on the compressor suction drum. Once the instrumentation was repaired, operations completed start yp of the unit and the release en