Cause & Consequence
- Failure of vessels or pipework
Any Location Type
Incident Info Source
Change step in safety
Specific Incident Equipment
The brass ball valve was rated to 250 psi and placed in a 3000 psi relief line
Equipment pressure ratings - ALL components of the presuure piping system did not meet the maximun pressure rating and therefor failed.System Design - The 'pop off' and bleed off lines were 3" diameter leading into a 2" line which had the potential to create a pressure build up.Material Specification - Brass fittings were not appropriate for this application.
All parts of the piping systems must be suitable for the application
Maintain consistant diameter piping in the relief pressure systems.
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