• Published: 9 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3549

Gas Release from body of high pressure fuel gas valve

Cause & Consequence

  • Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location

Floating production/storage unit

Incident Activity

Production operations

Specific Incident Equipment

High pressure fuel gas compression discharge valve.

Lessons Identified

  • Lessons learned from a previous incident in 2003 were not imbedded.
  • O’ ring was not of the correct type
  • Review of valve type in use is required to ensure best available technology is used.

Incident Recommendations

  • Consider update of maintenance database to include valid specifications and technical datasheets on all HP valves, to improve support for purchasing.
  • Prior to transportation to the installation, equipment identified to be safety critical shall be inspected and accepted for use by qualified personnel.
  • Consider to put up a program to replace them with valves according to current specification by TA.
  • Review the purchasing process from initial request to final delivery, including development and QC of PO

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