• Published: 26 Jun 2012
  • Incident ID: 3437

Fuel gas release from 1/2" fitting on turbine

Cause & Consequence

  • Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location


Incident Activity

Production operations

Specific Incident Equipment

1/2" fitting on turbine

Lessons Identified

  • The fitting was found to be undertight, however the cause could not be determined
  • The equipment was thoroughly checked and no further issues were identified on this or the other turbines
  • All gas heads were checked to ensure the correct calibration settings

Incident Recommendations

  • Review outcome from checks made to small bore tubing equipment on this and other turbines
  • Check all technician competency records to identify any shortcomings on small bore tubing and to ensure ongoing competency checks are in place
  • Modify gas head indication to provide early alarm on F & G panel

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