• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3283

Compressor failure and subsequest fire

Cause & Consequence

  • Fire or explosion
Incident Consequence

Incident Location


Incident Activity

Production operations

Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

Gas Compression Facility

Lessons Identified

  • Commissioning activities are undertaken by competent personnel.
  • Ensure CR personnel have the required competence.
  • CR operators are not overloaded by 'nuisance ' alarms.
  • Any overrides on safety controls should be controlled and assessed.
  • Repetitive alarms need to be investigated and resolved.
  • Minimise dependence on operators
  • etc

Incident Recommendations

As per the OGP alert

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