Cause & Consequence
- Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Specific Incident Equipment
Fuel gas air intake system
One of the low pressure regulators was found to have been assembled incorrectly.
Gas had leaked back into the air intake ducting from the engine carburettors. (normal occurrence during commissioning – minimal wind speeds present).
Inhibit gas detectors during commissioning operations;
Alert workforce to the potential of gas accumulating in the air intake ducting during commissioning;
Prevent hot work around inlet to combustion air intake