• Published: 1 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3535

Gas leak from a valve stem

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

Injection Header isolation Valve

Lessons Identified

  • The plant operating philosophy may not be compatible with the seals that are presently installed subjecting the elastomers to explosive decompression

Incident Recommendations

  • A review of where these seals are installed on valves is presently underway

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