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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

Releases of Sulfur Dioxide

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
84677

2005-12-18
Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU) - Hydrocal Unit 1 Flare (Point Source No PH-25)
Cause: Bypass of the sulfur recovery unit [SFU] to the flare during an unscheduled shutdown.

Followup:

Notes: Refinery was not initially granted variance by LDEQ. Is currently requesting another variance to emit more sulfur dioxide while working to adjust process controls and equipment design.
8,342.5 pounds
101694

2007-12-14
Hydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25
Hydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)
Cause: Fire at the molten sulfur storage pit caused a by-pass of acid gas from the Sulphur Recovery Unit to the flare during an emergency shutdown of the SRU and hydrotreater. Steam and nitrogen lines into the pit to snuff the fire and water for cooling surrounding structures.

Followup:

Notes: Fire extinguished and SRU brought back online.
465.0 pounds
101053

2007-11-14
Hydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)
Cause: Bypass of acid gas from the sulfur recovery unit to the flare during an emergency shutdown of the SRU.

Followup: No

Notes: None mentioned. "Off-site impact not expected to by significant." Estimated chemical amounts reported to LDEQ were 9,124 pounds of Sulfur dioxide and 186 pounds of Hydrogen sulfide.
3,666.7 pounds
97325

2007-06-22
Hydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)
Cause: Unscheduled shut down of the Sulfur Recovery Unit.

Followup: No

Notes: Repairs made to the Unit.
907.1 pounds
96291

2007-05-17
Hydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)
Cause: SRU (Sulfur Recovery Unit) malfunctioned and was shut down

Followup: No

Notes: No
8,591.0 pounds
111219

2008-12-04
Hydrocal Unit 1 Flare (PH-25)
Cause: SRU failed. By-pass the SRU to the flare during an emergency shut down of the SRU.

Followup: No

Notes: Acid gas feed was routed to the hydrocal flare and natural gas was sent to the SRU.
2,635.8 pounds
109127

2008-08-15
Hydrocal Unit No. 1 Flare (PH-25)
Cause: Fire at the sulfur plant incinerator and by-pass of the the Sulfur Recovery Unit to the flare during an emergency shutdown of the SRU and hydrotreater

Followup: No

Notes: Bypassed acid gas to the flare and began shutdown procedures. Placed steam and nitrogen lines into the incinerator to snuff the fire and water for cooling surrounding structures. The fire was contained to the incinerator with no visible flames and later extinguished.
337.0 pounds