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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #131245
State Police #11-02867
Accident Date2011-05-17
Report Date 2011-05-20
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
Hydrogen1h 45mhydrotreater hydrogen valveNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

The packing on the hydrogen valve blew out. According to the refinery letter, "the valve had been closed... and was opened for startup of the unit. The valve packing was not checked or replaced during turnaround activities."

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. Princeton personnel dumped unit pressure to the unit flare and nitrogen was introduced into the system. The Princeton fire brigade "responded and directed fixed monitor streams and advanced hose teams to protect the surrounding equipment." It was recommended to replace valve packing for every future planned shutdown.