Cause & Consequence
- Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Specific Incident Equipment
Level transmitter on HP separator
During the re-installation of this Level transmitter a check had not been made to ensure that the enclosed tube was sufficiently secure. Given that others have been found it would appear that not all instrument techs are aware of the correct procedure for fitting. Documentation was onboard for this type of transmitter which detailed hazards and fitting procedure, however this was not incorporated with the permit to work, nor were the hazards incorporated within the risk assessment.
Review competency requirements for Instrument Technicians working on devices of this type with threaded connections.