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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #84329
State Police #05-08689
Accident Date2005-12-05
Report Date 2005-12-12
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 Dioxide0hrs 21mFLARE (Area A North Flare)NOYESNO3,080.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The Gas Recovery Plant COmpressor malfunctioned, resulting in a release of Sour Gas to the North Flare.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Shutdown of SFGR. The high temps experienced were a result of a surge of has flow from another process unit. This has stream flow rate was corrected and the GRP compressor returned to its normal status.