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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #117731
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State Police #092825
Accident Date2009-09-03
Report Date 2009-09-11
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)4 hours 15 minutesflareNONOYES477.9 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide4 hours 15 minutesflareNOYESYES209.7 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide4 hours 15 minutesflareNOYESYES23.3 pounds
Carbon Monoxide4 hours 15 minutesflareNOYESNO465.2 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide4 hours 15 minutesflareNOYESNO0.4 pounds
n-Hexane4 hours 15 minutesflareNONONO275.2 pounds
Benzene4 hours 15 minutesflareNONOYES38.4 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Crude unit upset caused flaring from 3 different process vessels.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Reduced rates and shutdown isomerzation and LRU unit to minimize flaring until flow rates could be stabilized.