Gas leak from cooler

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Alert ID: 
03546
Description of Task: 



Release of hydrocarbons from cooler to platform deck.

Lessons Identified: 



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The design orientation of the transmitter creates the potential for incorrect fitting of the kidney joint

Recommendations: 
  • Identify alternative transmitter to eliminate use of kidney-type joints
  • Options to re-orientate transmitter undertaken
  • Review of bolt torqueing arrangements
Information source: 
Contact Details: 
Brian Tadeo, HSSE Manager, Apache
Specific Equipment: 

Tube sheet corrosion and perished gasket on cooler

Incident consequence: 
Hydrocarbon release
Activity: 
Production operations
Location: 
Fixed Installation
Cause of accident or incident: 
Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid