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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

Releases of Chlorodifluoromethane

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

G-22 relief valve
Cause: During operation of the G-22 unit the South Joy compressor was over pressurized causing a relief valve in the inner cooler portion of the machinery to lift. The relief valve failed to reseat properly causing a realase of 3580 lbs of Chlorodifluoromethane (G-22).

Followup: No

3,580.0 pounds

pressure transmitter
Cause: The plant was in the process of repairing a pressure transmitter. When the transmitter was isolated for repair, this inadvertently caused an over pressure of the system.

Followup: No

Notes: DUring the over pressure, the relief valves on the system opened as designed. The relief valves vented through the low pressure scrubber system and then to the air.
651.0 pounds