• Published: 3 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3543

Gas Weep Detected within gas generator enclosure

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

Fuel gas pipework to gas engine

Lessons Identified

There was a weep from the vent port on an electro motive valve (EMV) body. The plug was found not to be sealing correctly. The vent port provides a vent path if stem leakage occurs. It should have been piped to a safe location according to manufacturers’ guidelines when installed.

Incident Recommendations

1. Vent to be piped to safe

2. Plugs to be checked to ensure they are in place and are gas tight

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