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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases in 2011

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes
135945

2011-12-15
Point Source(s):
Tank 56

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 4,200 gallons
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Tank 56 was supposed to be receiving diesel from the diesel salt tanks. A valve on the line was inadvertently left closed, causing the pressure to open on the diesel salt tanks, spilling diesel on the ground. the diesel overflowed the containment and onto the ground nearby.
Operations opened line to relieve pressure. Vacuum trucks removed diesel on ground and gravel is to be replaced. Once the gravel is manifested and hauled away a copy of the manifest will be forwarded. Diesel did not enter a water body. Manifest document also included regarding soil contamination. Non hazardous petroleum contaminated debris was documented at a quantity of 20 cubic meters. Pictures of spill are included in the report. No mention of actions planned to prevent recurrence.
135545

2011-12-15
Point Source(s):
Tank 56, valve

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 210 gallons
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Tank 56 was supposed to receive the diesel liquid, but one valve was left closed, causing some to overflow the containment wall. The spill occurred at the diesel salt domes. It is unspecified whether this was equipment failure, process upset, or human error.
The liquid was removed by vacuum trucks, and Mr. James Desonier stated that the gravel would be replaced and forwarded manifest to NWRO. 5-10 bbl of Diesel was released. The value in this report is conservative to the lowest value.
135180

2011-11-09
Point Source(s):
Flare

Pollutant(s):
Hydrogen Sulfide - 3 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,258 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

"Excess hydrogen gas and Flare Gas compressors not fully loaded". In other words, flare gas compressors not taking the load of the system. The hydrogen plant #1 was putting excess hydrogen in the flare line causing high flow issues a well. Reportable quantities of sulfur dioxide were exceeded from flare # 2.
Immediate corrective action taken was just to increase FGC pumping rates. No specific remedial action or plan to prevent recurrence. No LDEQ or SPOC report included
135107

2011-11-07
Point Source(s):
unspecified boilers and heaters

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 1,619 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

SRU unit down because scrubber was not cleaning gas fast enough. Caused rich gas to burn in the heaters and boilers, releasing SO2 to the atmosphere.
#3 SRU started up to relieve problem.
134443

2011-10-10
Point Source(s):
activated sludge aeration basins

Pollutant(s):
Sludge - 0
Light Cycle Oil - 0
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Light cycle oil flush materials were directed to the WWTU. The oil began to foam over with the activated sludge in the aeration basin and accumulated on the ground outside the storage tank in the secondary containment.
Impacted soil was removed and hauled for disposal at the Woolworth Landfill. The sides of the tank were washed down.
133067

2011-08-11
Point Source(s):
catalytic dewaxing unit (CDW)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 2,235 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

According to the FIF report, "both SRUs (sulfur recovery units)went down. Problems with CDW(catalytic dewaxing unit)caused hydrocarbons to go to amine unit, which shut down the SRU."
RQ Equipment was cleaned out and restarted. FIF report only.
132893

2011-08-02
Point Source(s):
sulfur recovery unit (SRU)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 30,393 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

According to the FIF report, there were "problems with SRU (sulfur recovery unit) due to high temp and pressure. Flare compressors only partially compressing gas."
RQ The facility did not report the unauthorized discharge within the required 24 hours. No further information given. FIF report only.
132858

2011-08-01
Point Source(s):
flue gas compressor

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 2,048 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

The flue gas compressor shut down due to high temp and pressure.
RQ According to the LDEQ report, "The compressor was shut down about two hours then the issues were corrected" LDEQ and FIF reports only.
132749

2011-07-28
Point Source(s):
SRU Units

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 0
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Both SRU units down due to a damaged expansion joint on the wet gas scrubber. There is a release of SO2.
There is no information regarding amount of SO2 released. Replaced the expansion joint. LDEQ report only. No refinery letter included.
131623

2011-06-02
Point Source(s):
FLARE: Flare #3

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 14,160 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Two Sulfur Recovery Units tripped and became plugged. The SO2 was routed to the number 3 flare and released. Production was reduced.
The SRUs were unplugged and repaired. There is no incident report in the file.
130195

2011-03-27
Point Source(s):
Bleeder Valve

Pollutant(s):
Crude Oil - 210 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

LDEQ states that a bleeder valve was left open, causing a flange leak near tank 50.
Vacuum trucks removed the onsite floating crude oil. RPR was onsite to excavate the soil. Contaminated soil was hauled to an onsite concrete slab until testing can be done. Soil was then hauled to Woolworth Landfill. Dike wall drain was closed, so the oil remained in the area. PHOTOS included in report. LDEQ report and FIF only. No refinery letter.
130193

2011-03-26
Point Source(s):
Ball Valve

Pollutant(s):
Mixed Oil Products - 6,300 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

LDEQ states that a ball valve was left open and released 150 barrels of mixed lube oil products.
RQ: RPR excavated the contaminated soil, and the soil was hauled to an onsite concrete pad for testing. The soil will then go to the Woolworth Landfill. The dike drain was closed, so the oil product remained in the area of tank 56. Photos were taken. LDEQ report and FIF only. No refinery letter.
130154

2011-03-23
Point Source(s):
Propane Deasphalating Unit

Pollutant(s):
Propane - 0
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

LDEQ states that the propane deasphlating unit had an explosion and fire that lasted five minutes; no cause was determined. Propane that was released was burned in the fire.
Propane that was released was burned in the fire. No DEQ assistance was utilized, and no air monitoring was conducted. LDEQ report & FIF only. No refinery letter.
129990

2011-03-18
Point Source(s):
None Reported
Pollutant(s):
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The amine unit has a frac tank that skims the amine out, and this tank's carbon canister (helps to filter the odor), was noted to be damaged that morning. During the replacement of the canister, the odor that was released was noticed by the citizen.
The damaged canister was replaced, at which time the odor was released. Later that day, no odor was noted in the area.
129867

2011-03-14
Point Source(s):
FLARE: Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU)

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 9,297 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

LDEQ states that sulfur dioxide, exceeding 500 lb, was released to the #3 flare during an SRU failure. FLARE.
RQ. Reportable quantities for sulfur dioxide were exceeded. The facility conducted air monitoring throughout the incident. Nothing was noted on the air monitors. LDEQ report and FIF only.
129125

2011-02-10
Point Source(s):
FLARE: SWEPCO Transformer

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 500 pounds
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

LDEQ states that a blown SWEPCO transformer caused a plant wide power failure; sulfur dioxide was sent to the flare. FLARE.
RQ. Reportable Quantity. Power was restored after twenty minutes, and normal plant operations was resumed. Air monitoring was conducted by the facility at the incident. LDEQ report & FIF only. No refinery letter.
128994

2011-02-06
Point Source(s):
Diesel Transfer Pipe

Pollutant(s):
Diesel Fuel - 1,260 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

LDEQ states that a two inch union/coupling came off in the diesel transfer piping inside the dike wall at Tank 50, causing 30 barrels of ultralow sulfur diesel to spill.
Vacuum trucks that are kept onsite were used to remove the released diesel/water mixture from the dike area at Tank 50 and placed back into the crude unit that utilizes oil/water separators. LDEQ states that no offsite environmental impact was noted. LDEQ report & FIF only. No refinery letter.
128951

2011-02-01
Point Source(s):
FLARE

Pollutant(s):
Smoke - 0
Cause of Problem: Power Failure

LDEQ states that the plant lost power, causing a loss of steam to the flare. This caused excess smoke to be released from the flare.
Issue was resolved when power came back on. LDEQ states that no offsite impact was noted. LDEQ report only. No refinery letter.
128512

2011-01-08
Point Source(s):
Diesel Hydrotreater

Pollutant(s):
Sulfur Dioxide - 140 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

LDEQ report states that an upset occurred with the Diesel Hydrotreater resulting in a flare. Reddish black smoke.
sulfur dioxide were released to the flare resulting in a large black plume. No other information on remedial action was given. LDEQ report only; no refinery letter.