Home Search Emissions Pollutants About the Database


Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #156145
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #14-02251
Accident Date2014-05-23
Report Date 2014-05-23
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
Smoke35 mPlatform Unit Charge Heater #1 (EQT 250)NONONONo information on th
Naphtha35 mPlatform Unit Charge Heater #1 (EQT 250)NONOYESNo information Given
Hydrogen35 mPlatform Unit Charge Heater #1 (EQT 250)NONONONo information Given

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Rupture of tube in heater fire box. No 1 Platformer charge heater (EQT 0250) exceeded opacity >20% for approximately 20 minutes. The unit was turned off and cooled.

Discharge Preventable - No

Tube rupture inside heater box cause combustion of process naphtha and hydrogen in the fire box.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Feed and fuel into heater were removed, steamed out and water was sprayed to cool. The report states that the heater tubes will be repaired to proven recurrence. A field interview was conducted on 5/23 and photos were taken which are included in the pdf file. At the time of the inspection, a steam plum exhaust from the heater stack due to water sprayed on to the heater to cool the unit.