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|State Police #||08-3712|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Sulfur Dioxide||9h 30m||Hydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)||NO||YES||NO||337.0 pounds|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||9h 30m||Hydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)||NO||NO||NO||6.9 pounds|
Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)
Fire at the sulfur plant incinerator and by-pass of the the Sulfur Recovery Unit to the flare during an emergency shutdown of the SRU and hydrotreater
Emergency and unpredictable shut down of the SRU.
Bypassed acid gas to the flare and began shutdown procedures. Placed steam and nitrogen lines into the incinerator to snuff the fire and water for cooling surrounding structures. The fire was contained to the incinerator with no visible flames and later extinguished.