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|State Police #||10-1928|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Sulfur Dioxide||6h 38m||low pressure flare||NO||YES||NO||445.0 pounds|
Accident Classified As:
"the Crude Unit's Vacuum Tower experienced a flooded liquid condition which caused its overhead pressure control valve to open to the Low Pressure Flare. The cause of this condistion seems to be the Vacuum Tower's Bottoms section was experiencing unexpected problems achieving adequate flow of its product stream to the Coker Unit."
"the Tower bottoms product stream was eventually routed back to Crude Tankage until the conditions in the lower half of the Vacuum Tower stabilized and the flaring stopped."