• Published: 3 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3545

Gas leak from recycle line

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

Pinhole leak identified on a line which forms part of a recycle system, isolated from direct entry to the compressor but remaining part of the overall system.

Lessons Identified

It is important to ensure all pipework identified as redundant is removed – where this does not occur it must remain part of the inspection programme

Incident Recommendations

  • Interim inspections undertaken to confirm line status
  • Dead leg scheduled for removal.
  • Similar configurations investigated across other assets

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