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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Particulate Matter

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

B-1 Flare (EQT343), B-5 Flare (EQT345), B-7 Flare (EQT347), B-12 Flare (EQT 351), B-16 Flare (EQT352)
Cause: see notes

Followup: Yes

Notes: Power Failure resulting from excessive moisture and dirt accumulation in switchgear breaker cubicle ; inadequaet physical clearance b/w insulators covering energized components; REMEDIAL ACTIONS: Clean and inspect all switchgear ; Eliminate practical spaces that allow air infiltration in or out of the switchgear room; modify switchgear purchase specifications to prohibit insulating material covering energized conductors to come in contact with materials from other phases; Modify QA-380-5045 tspect for insulating boots from adjacent phases to be in contact with one another; Verify other Powerhouse switchgear does not contain insulating boots that are in contact with one another; Install local temp and humidity monitors in rm, install anal
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