• Published: 31 Mar 2014
  • Incident ID: 3530

Fire on Hedemora Diesel Engine

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

Hedemora diesel engine.

Lessons Identified

  • Design integrity of potential HCR leak sources should be assured
  • Appropriate risk assessment of process and auxiliary equipment should be performed and documented
  • Operational demands on standby equipment should be better managed to minimise failure potential
  • All operationally-critical equipment should be subject to planned maintenance

Incident Recommendations

  • Overhaul fuel pumps with complete new Woodward parts on all operational Hedemora generators
  • Grub screws to be secured using high strength, high temperature “Loctite 278”
  • Update maintenance records to ensure only new Woodward service kits are used on the fuel pumps.
  • Implement planned maintenance routines to correctly overhaul the fuel pumps.
  • Consider replacement of the Hedemora generators with more up to date engines

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