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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

Releases of Sulfuric Acid

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

Piping at demineralization skid
Cause: Automatic isolation valve failed during sulfuric acid injection cycle of water demineralization resin regeneration, allowing sulfuric acid to flow through vent to containment with some reaching the ground.

Followup: No

Notes: Spilled product was contained, equipment isolated, and affected areas were remediated. Report states that estimated release of sulfuric acid was 3200 lbs, estimated quantity recovered was 8000 lbs.
3,200.0 pounds