• Published: 26 Oct 2015
  • Incident ID: 3851

Choke manifold pressure test - Safety Moment

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
  • Other

Other Cause & Consequence


Contributing Factor

  • Communication
  • Complacency
  • Control of work

Description of Process

Pressure testing of a choke manifold was taking place on the pressure test bay. Two men entered the test area to check for leaks.

Description of Incident

Severe corrosion caused a thermowell to be ejected.

Good Practice Guidance

A review of the risk assessment had not been conducted before performing the pressure test.

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