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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #137502 & 137503
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2012-02-27
Report Date 2012-03-01
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 DioxideNo Information GivenNo Information GivenNOYESNO11,583.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

On 2/27/12 Calumet self reported a sulfur dioxide release around 5:00 am. A site visit was conducted on 2/28/12 with report of release of sulfur dioxide on 2/28/12. SRU, Dinowave, and Thermoxidixer units down. An estimated 1100 lbs of sulfur dioxide was released. Calculations pending. Air monitoring conducted on 2/28/12 with no hazardous detection of sulfur dioxide. The fuel gas system's H2S contents had increased to a point where the refinery exceeded 500 lb/day limit for SO2 through the heaters and boilers systems from February 27-29. Caused by emergency shutdown in the No. 1 Hydrogen Unit for safety concerns.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The total emissions of SO2 for the three days were as follows: 1775, 6169, and 3639. These estimates are based on the operator samples and flow meter data.