• Published: 19 Jun 2014
  • Incident ID: 3563

Diesel Leak from Generator

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

Diesel fuel line

Lessons Identified

• Incorrectly designed and installed fuel line after maintenance

• Radial bend dimensions pre-stressed the tubing at the ferrule.

• High vibration loads on the pre-stressed tubing led to the fracture

Incident Recommendations

• Changes in design should be managed through the management of change procedure

• Introduce enhanced training and competence for those working with small bore tubing

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