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Air Products and Chemicals (154867), Baton Rouge

Releases in 2012

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes

Point Source(s):
Relief valve on pipeline

Hydrogen - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The compressor recyclers did not respond quickly enough, so increased pressure in the pipeline caused the relief valve to pop, releasing hydrogen to the air.
The release was reported as being secured immediately, and 2.19 lbs. of hydrogen were released, which is below reportable quantity. The State Police Report indicates that a 7-day report was promised.