A smell of gas was reported in the vicinity of the NGL plant. Thorough checks of the area were undertaken which identified a pinhole leak on pipework beneath a compressor. The compressor was taken offline in a controlled manner.
It is important to ensure all pipework identified as redundant is removed – where this does not occur it must remain part of the inspection programme
- Interim inspections undertaken to confirm line status
- Dead leg scheduled for removal.
- Similar configurations investigated across other assets
Pinhole leak identified on a line which forms part of a recycle system, isolated from direct entry to the compressor but remaining part of the overall system.