Pipework clamp failure - Safety Moment

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Description of Process: 

A 1" diameter pipework clamp connector catastrophically failed causing a gas release.

Description of Incident: 

The failure occurred due to incorrect manufacturing and the final material properties did not meet requirements; causing the clamp to fail.

Good Practice Guidance: 

How does your organisation ensure that critical equipment is delivered in accordance with specifications?

Causes and consequences of incident or accident: 
Release of a harmful substance
Failure of vessels or pipework
Contributing factor: 
Control of work


Hello Steven

I'm not sure why this will not download for you, we've tested it here. 

I have emailed you directly with the safety moment attached.

Thanks, Step Change support team