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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #85452
State Police #06-00581
Accident Date2006-01-28
Report Date 2006-02-02
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide1 hr 21 minHigh Pressure Fuel Gas Heater StacksNOYESNO340.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Exchanger leak caused the H2S in the High Pressure Fuel Gas (HPFG) System to increase. This resulted in SO2 being released from all heater stacks on that system.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Investigating the root cause of the leak. Adjusted the pressure balance of the process as to not leak H2S into the Lean Amine System. Repair the heat exchangers at the next until shutdown.