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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #145355
State Police #NIG
Accident Date2012-12-12
Report Date 2012-12-18
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

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

A Bucket Brigade representative contacted the LDEQ in reference to flaring and heavy black smoke at Calumet Waxes and Lubricant's Shreveport location. The LDEQ contacted Calumet who advised that the flaring was due to over pressure of the propane feed drum. The drum vents to the flare to reduce pressure, and did so intermittently a few times.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

pending review

Notes/Remedial Actions

The unit was readjusted to resolve the issue. Sweet propane was released to the flare, and no sulfur compounds were emitted. Opacity was tracked during the event. LABB only has access to an LDEQ Field Interview Form and the LDEQ Incident Report.