Cause & Consequence
- Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Specific Incident Equipment
Coating breakdown went unnoticed because it was covered by insulation and concerns did not surface during routine inspection.
Insulation was not removed because it was not reported to be in bad condition and it is not routinely removed for examination.
Remove bridle from service
Review the current inspection strategy for this and similar pipework within the standard inspection model.
Raise awareness of CUI and the consequences of damaged paintwork in the corrosion awareness programme