• Published: 26 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3172

Pressure Venting Injury

Cause & Consequence

  • Failure of vessels or pipework
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Onshore terminal

Incident Activity

Production operations

Incident Info Source

Centrica HRL Brian Helliwell

Specific Incident Equipment

Temporary vent arrangement using screwed fittings and pipe.

Lessons Identified

Not defined

Incident Recommendations

All such venting pipework should be properly designed and constructed to meet industry engineering standards and avoid the use of threaded components. Such venting pipework should be fixed/lashed where feasible and its use controlled by adequate procedure and risk assessment. Where in doubt, opinion from engineering support should be sought to provide input to amendments to the integrity of gas plant.

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