Cause & Consequence
- Fire or explosion
Any Activity Type
Incident Info Source
Team Leader - OSD 3.1 Process Integrity
Specific Incident Equipment
A bursting disc protecting the seawater side (shell side) of a high pressure gas intercooler suffered a low pressure in service failure. This resulted in an uncontrolled flow of seawater into a platform flare system.
The incident highlights the need for duty holders to be aware of the potential for impairment of the flare relief system from the uncontrolled flow of cooling water/cooling medium into the flare knock out drum as a result of the bursting disc rupture.
The entire alert 01/2008 issued by the Health and Safety Executive can be viewed via the attached link.