• Published: 16 Apr 2013
  • Incident ID: 3469

Swage lock fitting failure on sample skid

Cause & Consequence

  • Failure of vessels or pipework
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Production operations

Specific Incident Equipment

A ¼” Swage lock fitting that parted on the oil metering system

Lessons Identified

It is important to consider the impact vibration may have when installing small bore fittings

Incident Recommendations

  • Appropriate support to small bore fittings
  • Failure analysis to be conducted by an integrity specialist, especially on pipe work relating to hydrocarbon service
  • When vendors identify anomalies during surveys, appropriate assessment of the findings must take place at the earliest point. This may identify items requiring immediate action before failure occurs.

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