• Published: 3 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3544

Audible leak detected from Flow Wing Valve actuator body vent

Cause & Consequence

  • Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Production operations

Specific Incident Equipment

Flow wing actuator

Lessons Identified

Investigation confirmed that the seal failure was down to fair wear and tear. These actuators are tested annually by Well Services and during the last test no leak was identified. The tell tale operated as per design and prevented overpressure of the actuator canister.

Incident Recommendations

The Well was immediately isolated.

Actuator was replaced.

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