• Published: 26 Mar 2014
  • Incident ID: 3499

Condensate leak from Level Control Valve stem packing

Cause & Consequence

  • Other
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Production operations

Specific Incident Equipment

Level control valve on High Pressure 2nd Stage Suction scrubber

Lessons Identified

Stem Packing Retainer was not Level; Old Hard Stem Packing; No Further Adjustment on Stem Packing; Rounded off Nuts on Retainer Bolts.

Incident Recommendations

  • Rounded off Nuts on Stem Packing Retainer Replaced
  • System Pressure Tested
  • Stem Packing Replaced
  • Discuss incident at safety meetings

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