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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #109127
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State Police #08-3712
Accident Date2008-08-15
Report Date 2008-08-17
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
Sulfur Dioxide9h 30mHydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)NOYESNO337.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide9h 30mHydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)NONONO6.9 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

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

Discharge Preventable - No

Emergency and unpredictable shut down of the SRU.

Notes/Remedial Actions

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.