• Published: 25 Jun 2015
  • Incident ID: 3716

Gas release from safety release valve

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

2 ½ “ balanced bellows safety relief valve protecting an HP compressor.

Lessons Identified

The bellows in balanced bellows relief valves have a finite life and as such should be treated as consumables.

Incident Recommendations

Ensure that suitable and sufficient maintenance routines are in place for bellows in balanced bellows relief valves which are in line with manufacturers recommend max-life.

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