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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

Releases in 2011

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes

Point Source(s):
Outfall 002 and 003

Crude Oil - 200 gallons
Stormwater - 0
Cause of Problem: Weather

Heavy rainfall caused the stormwater retention pond to overflow. Material entered Clark's Bayou in subsegment 100502.
Absorbent material was deployed and spilled material was vacuumed. Additional absorbent material was deployed downstream to stop any residual oil sheen. Contaminated vegetative material was removed. The SPOC report and refinery incident report are missing from the file. three photos included.

Point Source(s):
Exchanger e-108: Fire

Hydrogen - 0
Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

A leak at the gasket between the shell and the tube face plate on the exchanger caused super heated hydrogen to be released. The leak was due to loose bolts on the face plate. This caused a fire in the hydrogen ignited in the atmosphere and started a fire. E-108 on fire
Princeton personnel responded by dumping unit pressure to the unit flare and unloading the compressors. Nitrogen was introduced into the system. Princeton fire brigade responded and directed fixed monitor streams to protect surround equipment. Bossier Parish Fire District No. 1 responded to the incident to assist with hose operations. Fire lasted 57 minutes. Bolts were torqued to 80% bolt strength. It is recommended to modify the maintenance procedure to prevent future incidents. Material Safety Data Sheet for hydrogen included within the report. Atmospheric Venting Caused a fire.

Point Source(s):
underground carbon-steel line

Light Hydrotreated Naphthenic Distillates - 100 gallons
Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Princeton personnel discovered a leak coming from a buried line during a product transfer. LDEQ conducted an inspection on 6/22/2011.
RQ: Reportable quantities of Light Naphthenic Hydrotreated Distillate were released. The spill was contained to the secondary containment on-site. The line was abandoned and will not be used in the future. The containment was removed by the facility's vacuum trucks and the effected soil and gravel were excavated by Calumet personnel.
No LDEQ Number Available

Point Source(s):
Buried line

Light Hydrotreated Naphthenic Distillates - 100 gallons
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A 30-minute release of approximately 100 gallons of Light Hydrotreated Naphthenic Distillates was discovered coming from a buried line during a product transfer.
Product flow to the tank was stopped and the free product was vacuumed. The oil was placed in Princeton's crude supply. In-house clean up was completed by 06/20/2011. Approximately one yard of contaminated soil was excavated and placed on Princeton's solid waste holding pad for subsequent disposal at Webster Parish Landfill.

Point Source(s):
hydrotreater hydrogen valve

Hydrogen - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

The packing on the hydrogen valve blew out. According to the refinery letter, "the valve had been closed... and was opened for startup of the unit. The valve packing was not checked or replaced during turnaround activities."
BRQ. Princeton personnel dumped unit pressure to the unit flare and nitrogen was introduced into the system. The Princeton fire brigade "responded and directed fixed monitor streams and advanced hose teams to protect the surrounding equipment." It was recommended to replace valve packing for every future planned shutdown.

Point Source(s):
Unspecified Tank

Petroleum Distillate - 100 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

LDEQ report states that 100 gallons of petroleum distallate was released to secondary containment after a wash line was left open and tank overflowed.
Material was picked up with a vac truck and contaminated soil was excavated, profiled, and sent to Webster Parish landfill. LDEQ report states that "no offsite environmental impact occurred." LDEQ report only. No refinery letter included.