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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #149682
State Police #13-03106
Accident Date2013-07-15
Report Date 2013-07-19
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Carbon Monoxide3hComplex 1 & 2 Flares, FCCU StackNOYESNO374.6 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide1dComplex 2 FlareNOYESNO500.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

On July 15, 2013 at approximately 12:28 pm, Alon Refining Krotz Springs (ARKS) suffered a facility-wide power loss. This power loss caused a facility-wide emergency shutdown. Due to the emergency shut down, there were smoking flares, maximum hourly CO emissions were exceeded, and the 24-hour SO2 limit was exceeded.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

ARKS was, at the time prior to the power outage, being properly operated. All emission control devices were operating properly and no emission exceedances were noted prior to the power outage. ARKS took all reasonable steps to minimize levels of emissions that exceeded the emissions standards and other requirements in the permit. All emission control devices were operating properly and the emergency shutdown was conducted in accordance with the Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction Plan (SSMP).