• Published: 19 Jan 2015
  • Incident ID: 3588

Stem Seal Leak

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

Sealine ESD (Emergency Shut Down) Valve

Lessons Identified


Incident Recommendations

Once removed the seal failure mechanism to be determined by specialist vendor. Valves of similar type and age within the assets should be subject to an Engineering Review as to whether we should look to plan to change the stem seals on these valves in the future. Workscope being developed to replace stem seal assembly during scheduled Field shutdown period.

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