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|State Police #||10-3503|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Sulfur Dioxide||19h 6m||308F-D-1 (low pressure flare) and various process heaters||NO||YES||NO||26,236.0 pounds|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||19h 6m||308F-D-1 (low pressure flare) and various process heaters||NO||NO||NO||76.0 pounds|
|Nitrogen Oxide||19h 6m||308F-D-1 (low pressure flare) and various process heaters||NO||YES||YES||7.0 pounds|
|Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)||19h 6m||308F-D-1 (low pressure flare) and various process heaters||NO||NO||YES||70.0 pounds|
Accident Classified As:
During maintenance activities, "amine stripper vessel experienced unexpected level swings" and "SRU (sulfur recovery unit) waste heat boiler unexpectedly tripped offline due to its flame scanner no longer detecting a flame at the burner. Several attempts that were made to re-light the burner were unsuccessful due to igniter malfunction" -- had to flare excess.
"Unexpected trip off-line of the SRU Clause Train's Waste Heat Boiler"
"Routed acid gas feed stream to the LP flare and immediately implemented the sulfur shedding plan...root cause investigation has been initiated." Detailed refinery letter only in this file. No LDEQ Report.