• Published: 3 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3547

Gas leak within metering house

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

Failure of kidney joint resulted in gas release when line was placed under pressure

Lessons Identified


The design orientation of the transmitter creates the potential for incorrect fitting of the kidney joint

Incident Recommendations

  • Identify alternative transmitter to eliminate use of kidney-type joints
  • Options to re-orientate transmitter undertaken
  • Review of bolt torqueing arrangements

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