• Published: 7 Feb 2013
  • Incident ID: 3457

Gas detection at Export Gas Compressor lube/seal oil skid

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

Gas export compressor

Lessons Identified

The seal was found to have failed due to poor bonding between a white metal seal ring and the main seal shell creating a leak path.

OEM vendor has now been instructed to NDT seals to ensure competent bonding.

Incident Recommendations

Replace defective seal with a new seal which has been inspected to ensure proper bonding

Send seal back to OEM vendor for full analysis

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