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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #127252
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State Police #10-06240
Accident Date2010-10-25
Report Date 2010-11-01
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 Dioxide1h 8mFLARE - FCCU flareNOYESNO110.6 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide1h 8mFLARE - FCCU flareNONONO2.9 pounds
Nitric Oxide1h 8mFLARE - FCCU flareNOYESNO14.9 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)1h 8mFLARE - FCCU flareNONOYES663.2 pounds
Carbon Monoxide1h 8mFLARE - FCCU flareNOYESNO109.9 pounds
1,3-Butadiene1h 8mFLARE - FCCU flareNONOYES4.1 pounds
n-Hexane1h 8mFLARE - FCCU flareNONONO32.0 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide1h 8mFLARE - FCCU flareNOYESYES1.7 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

"Loss of power in Complex II caused operating and utility units to shutdown. This even resulted in flaring from the FCCU flare" Due to the loss of power, the complex II steam producers shut down, therefore the flare steam assist was lost. This resulted in smoking flares. This released the following chemicals: SO2, H2S, NOx, VOC, Hexane, and 1,3 Butadiene. FLARE.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

A power feed was connected from Complex I to Complex II, and boilers were restarted to produce steam to assist the FCCU flare, and shutdown procedures was continued. No LDEQ report. Refinery Letter only.