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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

Releases of Nitrogen Oxide

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
118242

2009-09-27
FLARE
Cause: The refinery units had problems with their FCCU wet gas compressors during start up; this caused ongoing flaring.

Followup: No

Notes: The fire department has been called, and the incident was secured within a few hours. Verbal report only, no written report from the refinery. No information given on quantities.
117771

2009-09-04
flare
Cause: Crude unit upset resulted in intermittent flaring from 3 different process vessels.

Followup: No

Notes: Reduced rates and shutdown isomerzation and LRU unit to minimize flaring until flow rates could be stabilized. Same issue as the release on the previous day.
101.0 pounds
117731

2009-09-03
flare
Cause: Crude unit upset caused flaring from 3 different process vessels.

Followup: No

Notes: Reduced rates and shutdown isomerzation and LRU unit to minimize flaring until flow rates could be stabilized.
209.7 pounds
138331

2012-03-25
FCCU regenerator stack
FLARE: FCCU flare
Cause: A leak in a slurry pump caused a flash fire and triggered the shutdown of the FCCU and associated units. Safety reliefs vented to the FCC Unit flare.

Followup: No

Notes: The flash fire was extinguished. Safety devices functioned until units were fully down.
452.8 pounds