• Published: 27 Mar 2014
  • Incident ID: 3509

Gas leak from loose plug on test port of valve

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

16” ball valve (ESDV)

Lessons Identified

  • Impact of insufficient QA/QC

Incident Recommendations

  • Incorporation of HOLD point in Inspection and Test Procedure/Records to ensure all vents and plugs are in the closed position at FAT/SAT
  • Prevention in Future Projects: QA procedural update (Requirement to review Main Contractor QA/QC Inspection plans)

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