• Published: 28 Mar 2014
  • Incident ID: 3521

Gas Release from Fuel Gas Skid drain 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

½” Manual Drain Valve ball type

Lessons Identified

The hazard of potentially knocking open drain line valves and causing a gas release has been missed by risk assessments focusing too much on the task and not the surrounding environment.

Incident Recommendations

Consideration should be given to locking open/locking close single valve isolation and updating P&ID’s accordingly Generic Risk assessment to be updated to include valve awareness and controls

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