• Published: 28 Oct 2013
  • Incident ID: 3474

Crude release into drain system due to crude cooler leak

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

Crude Cooler (plate type)

Lessons Identified

  • Valve maintenance and inspection was inadequate.
  • The quality of the cooler installation is under review.

Incident Recommendations

  • Change out valves.
  • Engage with vendor regarding installation & commissioning
  • Improve HCR awareness amongst site personnel

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