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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Causal Factor: Maintenance/Procedures

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

MEK Unit

Followup: No

Notes: Root cause analysis performed, corrective actions designed. Metal to metal sparking ignited a fire: They were removing a wax filter from the MEK unit. The filter medi caught fire when they removed it. A spark associated with removal of the bolts that holds the unit together may have caused the filter to ignite. Workers extinguished the fir
Methyl Ethyl Ketone: 4.0 pounds
Toluene: 3.0 pounds
Parrafin Wax: 100.0 pounds

None Reported
Cause: in the middle of a turnover of #4 vac unit and # 4 crude unit; also cleaning those units

Followup: No

Notes: This information is provided on a citizen complaint via notes from a DEQ employee who followed up.

None Reported
Cause: Deisel Hydrogen Unit shut down for maintenance . Caused the flare to smoke

Followup: No

Notes: Release was below reportable quantities.

#2 and #3 Flares
Cause: A citizen complaint was received on 11/25. The description of the complaint was that flaring at Calumet Lubricants was noticed 5 minutes ago. Flaring occurred at Calumet Lubricants from 09:03 to 09:22 on 11/25 from both the #2 and #3 flares. Operators were switching compressors in the Catalytic Dewaxing Unit and over pressured the unit which cause relief of gas to the flares.

Followup: No

Notes: No information on remedial actions provided
Sulfur Dioxide: 18.0 pounds