• Published: 3 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3548

Gas release from tundish drains

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

Level control inaccuracy identified. Non-return valve (NRV) found to be passing

Lessons Identified


Level control did not cut the pump out


NRV found to be passing

Incident Recommendations

  • NRV to be changed out
  • NRV to be subject to bi-annual change-out within SAP
  • Process engineers to review alternative arrangements for drainage pipework

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