• Published: 31 Mar 2014
  • Incident ID: 3532

Unintended Hydrocarbon Release of Lube Oil resulting in fire in Pump Room

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

Paxman V12 diesel fire pump engine Rocker gear casting sheared.

Lessons Identified

The need to carry out immediate inspection on all similar components for failure potential.

Incident Recommendations

Take action to ensure your asset is not susceptible from this type of failure

Follow up on service vendor recommendation to remove all rocker gear castings for NDT inspection and certification.

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