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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases of Gasoline

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

Area A Exchanger
Cause: excessive temperature swings in a reboiler caused a flange to open and release stabilized gasoline

Followup: No

Notes: Report states that emission were BRQ. Gas Recovery Plant reboiler leak

#10 reformer unit
Cause: A leak began after the start up of exchanger X-16106 in the #10 reformer unit.

Followup: No

Notes: Operating rate of the unit was decreased to get pressure of the exchanger. The exchanger head was tightened and the leak stopped.
25.0 gallons

Cause: A plug from a previous repair on the roof of Tank-77 failed. The tank was full; the gasoline pool on the roof grew until the roof was landed on 4/9/13, and estimated to be 14 ft. in diameter at that time.

Followup: No

Notes: Notified SPOC on 4/10/13. The gasoline was drained off and 500 lbs were recovered; an estimated 5800 lbs evaporated between 4/8/13-4/9/13. Based on the composition, an estimated 44 lbs of benzene and 285 lbs of xylene evaporated. Tank-77 taken out of service to repair roof. Engineering calculations estimate 5,800 lbs of VOCs, 44 lbs of Benzene, and 285 lbs of Xylene gases were released, which exceeds the reportable quantity for these compounds.
5,800.0 pounds