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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

Causal Factor: Start Up, Shut Down

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

113 unit
Cause: The release was the result of a fugitive gasket leak at the man way to the HF recycle Hold Tank in the 113 unit (Trichlorofluoroethane unit). The unit was in the process of startup and the hold tank was empty and had just started to receive flow.

Followup: No

Notes: The flow was blocked in, the unit was shutdown, and the insulation was removed. The gasket was replaced and the flange bolts retightened. No further leak upon restart of the unit. Citizen complaints were reporting an odor described as sulfur or burnt match odor.
1,1,1-Trifluoroethane: 1.7 pounds
Hydrofluoric Acid: 0.5 pounds