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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

Causal Factor: Instrument Failure

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release


Cause: The facility was loading a railcar with calcium chloride liquid. The loading flow meter failed to shut off completely, resulting in an overflow into containment.

Followup: No

Notes: Material was sent to the process sewer.
Calcium Chloride: 76,722.0 pounds

rail car loading
Cause: The zinc chloride storage tank was receiving feed from the process unit prior to off-loading into a railcar when personnel observed zinc chloride overflowing from the storage tank's overflow pipe into the containment area. Storage overflowed due to malfunction in level indicator.

Followup: No

Notes: Feed to the storage tank was immediately terminated, and feed to the railcar was initiated stopping the overflow condition. An outside vacuum service was summoned to the plant, and the liquid inside the containment area was removed for disposal.
Zinc chloride: 1,563.0 pounds