• Published: 9 Feb 2016
  • Incident ID: 3911

Pipework clamp failure - Safety Moment

Cause & Consequence

  • Other
  • Release of a harmful substance
  • Failure of vessels or pipework

Contributing Factor

  • Control of work
  • Commitment

Description of Process

A 1" diameter pipework clamp connector catastrophically failed causing a gas release.

Description of Incident

The failure occurred due to incorrect manufacturing and the final material properties did not meet requirements; causing the clamp to fail.

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