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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Causal Factor: Piping or Tubing

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

SRU #1
Cause: Air demand lines for the SRU were plugged and caused the unit to shut down. SRU tripped, incinerator smoking for 20 minutes; permit exceeded (permit allows for maximum of six minutes)

Followup: No

Notes: Workers have cleared the line and the unit is back on line; there is no reportable level of sulfur dioxide released


#4 Vac Unit
Cause: A six inch pipe on the unit failed and spilled oil on the unit, resulting in fir

Followup: No

Notes: The plant shut down with material going to the flare. The report notes a lot of smoke but says airborn pollutants were below reportable quanitities.


Cause: There was a vent valve open in the pipe rack. Oil fell on some heat tracing causing the oil to ignite

Followup: No

Notes: Closed valve; clean up soild and made sure other vent drain valves are plugges
Crude Oil: 84.0 gallons

Hydrogen Plant
Cause: Piping Flange broke off recycle absorber on LOHT unit

Followup: No

Notes: Unit was depressurized and purged with nitrogen.
Hydrogen: 816.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 46.0 pounds

transfer hose
Cause: Transfer hose ruptured, crude oil got into facility's outfall (drainage canal). RELEASE: OFF-SITE.

Followup: No

Notes: Boom placed at facility's property line, crude oil skimmed from top of water, confirmatory samples taken. Verbal/DEQ Report only; includes photos. No Refinery letter.
Crude Oil: 420.0 gallons

Tank 83
Cause: A 3/4 inch pipe nipple on the product charge line at tank 83 ruptured and released product to the diked area around the tank.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ. Stopped product flow and initiated cleanup. Removed product floating on water with heavy equipment. LDEQ report only. No refinery letter.
Naphthenic Vacuum Tower Bottoms: 31,500.0 gallons

Diesel Transfer Pipe
Cause: LDEQ states that a two inch union/coupling came off in the diesel transfer piping inside the dike wall at Tank 50, causing 30 barrels of ultralow sulfur diesel to spill.

Followup: No

Notes: Vacuum trucks that are kept onsite were used to remove the released diesel/water mixture from the dike area at Tank 50 and placed back into the crude unit that utilizes oil/water separators. LDEQ states that no offsite environmental impact was noted. LDEQ report & FIF only. No refinery letter.
Diesel Fuel: 1,260.0 gallons

Tank 61
Cause: A plugged in sewer line caused a substance to be released. Substance did not escape the confines of the dike wall containment around Tank 61. Material leaked off-site and LEL was detected.

Followup: No

Notes: Fresh water was used to flush the gasoline to prevent the flammability properties. Free liquids were being removed via vacuum truck., Impacted soil will be excavated and confirmatory soil sampling will be preformed and forwarded to NWRO. Air monitoring was conducted around the facility perimeter prior to the inspection. LEL was not detected and 20ppm of benzene was detected downwind of the spill. A LDEQ representative drove the perimeter of the facility to conduct air monitoring with Crowcon 4-Gas #1. On 8/28/12 LEL was detected at 3-4% on Jewella Ave and Clarke Blvd. Confirmatory sample results were received on 9/28/12. the results for both TPH and BTEX were below RECAP standards. Based on the analytical, the site was determined remediated. It should be noted that the reportable quantity for oil is 1 barrel. Three barrels of oil were leaked at Calument on 8/28/2012.
Gasoline: 126.0 gallons

crude drop out/slop oil line
Cause: Crude oil leak discovered in multiple locations in the plant. Leaking from ground at road south of Tank 43. Product in dike wall at Tank 45. Product in dike wall at Tank 39. Failure of underground line. Estimated total of 10 bbl released at the leak locations. The crude drop out/slop oil line was inadvertently blocked in at the tank and caused leaks in the line. Two main areas found with petroleum having reached surface. Leakage mitigated on 4/7/12.

Followup: No

Notes: Opened valve to tank to relieve pressure. Excavation to locate line failure locations to ensue between 4/13 and 4/16. No soil remediation done at all yet. Recommended immediate removal of contaminated soil and confirmatory sampling. Some clean soil has been applied to asphalt in area 2. Storm water controls are in place for contingency if upcoming storm displaced hydrocarbons. Lyndon Johnson, safety manager, on site and interviewed. He agreed to send applicable SPOC portions to NWRO via email.
Sour Crude: 420.0 gallons

Waste Water Treatment
Cause: Rupture in hose connection near skim pump. Spill of approximately 2 barrels of slop oil at the grit separator when a hose ruptured on the temp diesel skim oil pump. On September 6, 2013, a site inspection was conducted. The oil sprayed approximately 30 yards of soil near waste water treatment system.

Followup: No

Notes: Shutdown pump to prevent further leakage. The hose had been replaced and the affected soil excavated at the time of inspection. The contaminated soil is to be profiled and properly disposed of.
Crude Oil: 84.0 gallons

#4 crude charge line on Tank 98
Cause: A spill of approximately 6300 gallons of crude oil near Tank 98 due to pipe failure on crude charge line. Spill was caused by a pinhole leak on the #4 6-inch line. Spill was contained inside dike wall area of tank.

Followup: No

Notes: Material was isolated to stop leak then free product was vacuumed up and soil removed. Waste soil to be disposed under manifest to appropriate landfill. Soil samples were collected after clean-up. According to the results, Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Organic (TPH-O) was found to range from 353 mg/kg to 1431 mg/kg and Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Diesel (TPH-D) ranged from 245 mg/kg to 1485 mg/kg. Site will be forwarded to Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (LDEQs) remediation division due to elevated levels of TPH-D.
Crude Oil: 6,300.0 gallons

Platform Unit Charge Heater #1 (EQT 250)
Cause: 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.

Followup: No

Notes: 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.
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underground piping at Tank Farm
Cause: On March 9, 2014 at approximately 15:30, an underground line feeding the East Separator became restricted due to waxy material that got caught in the line. As a result, approximately 10 barrels of diesel was released from a manway on the road inside the plant. The release impacted an area of 10 ft by 30 ft southeast of the manway at the East Sump Separator area.

Followup: No

Notes: The immediate corrective action taken was to clean up contaminated soil in the area. To prevent recurrence, the waxy material was cleaned out from the underground lines. Free liquids were removed from the road via vacuum truck. All contaminated soil removed from the site will be sent to Woolworth Landfill under appropriate manifest. At the time of LDEQ's inspection, stained soil spots were noted at various areas in the spill area. Facility had a previous 4 barrel slop oil spill in this same area on 2/27/15 (LDEQ incident 154175).
Fuel: 420.0 gallons