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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases of Lubricating Oil

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

#4 Vac Unit - Distillation Unit 300-350
Cause: Pump seal failure on a viscosity distillate pump for the vacuum distillation unit 300-350. Hot oil sprayed out and flashed (smoke burn). #4 vacuum unit.

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given

Tank 105
Cause: T-105 was overfilled and released P-80 in a diked area. Tank gauge stuck earlier in the day.

Followup: No

Notes: Stopped the flow into the tank and vac trucked the oil to recycle tank/remediation of soil. Some went into the process sewer system; reported 100+ barrels spilled on the ground, not sure how much went into the process sewer system.
420.0 gallons

Cause: Due to an electrical power failure, operations were dumping deketonizer bottom water to the sump. Also at the same time operations were dropping out the primary and secondary feed drums to the warm wash receiver. They had only one predilution pump on and the warm wash receiver overflows to the sump. The south sump pump could not keep up and solvent backed out of the sump leg drain at the MEK charge pump. Source of ignition was heat trace that was arcing above the pump.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Fire was extinguished, electrical heat tape turned off, and an electrician was called over to look at it.
1.0 pounds