• Published: 25 Jun 2015
  • Incident ID: 3718

Crude Oil release from meter proving loop door

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

Door seal on 16” bi-directional Meter-prover unit.

Lessons Identified

The seal manufacturers recommend a max-life of 3 years and a service-life of 2 years within the 3 year max.

Incident Recommendations

Ensure that suitable and sufficient maintenance routines are in place for meter proving loop door seals which are in line with seal manufacturers recommend max-life.

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