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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #156054
State Police #14-02176
Accident Date2014-05-18
Report Date 2014-05-19
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 Dioxide21 h 48 mAmine Process UnitNOYESNO822.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Upset in amine scrubbing/SRU fuel treating units. Pressure control problems in acid gas feed system. Refinery exceeded 500lb RQ limit for SO2 from heaters/boilers and No. 2 flare.

Discharge Preventable - No

Upset in SRU/amine system resulted in excess H2S in refinery fuel system and flare gas.

Notes/Remedial Actions

The immediate corrective action taken was balancing the sulfur load through the refinery to reduce SO2 make. No specific remedial actions were taken to prevent recurrence.