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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases of Water

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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.
3.0 pounds