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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

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

Cause: Sour crude heater exploded splitting the heater on two sides. The heater was being restarted as a result of a power failure the previous night. Cause is operations problems.

Followup: Yes

Notes: secured area

#3 Flare
Cause: Off-site and on-site transformers failed causing complete power failure. #3 flare smoking due to lack of steam

Followup: Yes

Notes: electricians called to restore power.

Belco Tail Gas Unit (B2001 CO Boiler/WGS)
Cause: EXPLOSION of Belco tail gas SRU (sulfur recovery unit) "resulting in a long term loss of the scrubber" Report lists no releases/emissions, states that there were no injuries. FIRE.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. "Belco unit isolated. area barricaded. all sulfur producing units were idled in a controlled manner" Off site impact: "Some residential damage from explosion shockwave"; no environmental impact noted.