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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #87642
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State Police #06-02804
Accident Date2006-05-04
Report Date 2006-05-08
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

4 inch gate valve packing blew out releasing hydrogen into the atmosphere. Incident cause: the packing blew out the 4 inch valve

Discharge Preventable - No

This packing had no indication that it was going bad.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Roads east of the refinery were temporarily blocked as a precautionary measure. Also LOHT was shutdown and depressured to the flare.