• Published: 15 Apr 2013
  • Incident ID: 3467

Fine spray of diesel was leaking from Dowty seal in turbine enclosure and observed spraying onto combustion cans

Cause & Consequence

  • Failure of vessels or pipework
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Production operations

Specific Incident Equipment

Turbine, hoses, seals.

Lessons Identified

  • Reuse of joints, seals, washers has been key factor in this failure, coupled with lack of required new materials
  • Communication to all sites to reiterate that Dowty washers are not to be refitted after a joint is broken.
  • Planning processes must ensure correct fittings/material/equipment is required prior to mobilisation

Incident Recommendations

Remedial steps conducted on equipment

Above lessons communicated to all sites to ensure key failures are known and not repeated

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