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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

Releases of Ethane

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

Saturated Gas Plant 7991-V-2
Cause: Failure of the Process Safety Valve

Followup: No

Notes: Could not have been predicted, preventative safety measures were in place already.
4,954.0 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

FLARE-PSV-84 relief valve on Reactor (491-V-49)
Cause: Valve failure cause by a power surge from lightening.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Incident due to a valve failure caused by a power surge from lightning. Motor control and trim on valve fixed.
39.0 pounds

1391-FF (1391-PSV-009)
Cause: There was an unexpected increase in the Depantanizer tower's overhead pressure causing PSV-009 to relieve. This was the result of the shutdown of the reboiler due to high burner pressure.

Followup: No

Notes: The reboiler (1391-H-4) temperature was lowered which lowered the pressure in the Depantanizer Tower allowing 1391-PSV-009 to reseat. There is no LDEQ report and no SPOC report attached to this file. 19,570 pounds released
4,630.4 pounds