• Published: 12 Jun 2014
  • Incident ID: 3556

Small weep of gas found coming from 10”flexible vent hose

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

Braided flexible vent hose

Lessons Identified

Items not able to be inspected need a definitive replacement regime in place

Incident Recommendations

  • Ensure that the flexible hose registers are comprehensive
  • Develop a Flexible Hose Management plan following review of the Management of Flexible Hose Assemblies Guidance (Energy Institute/Oil & Gas UK/HSE)
  • Immediate review of the Flexible Hose register to identify High risk hydrocarbon hoses and those that have passed the guidelines replacement date
  • Identify all due dates for hose replacements and include in Maintenance management system to control and manage hose change-outs

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