Cause & Consequence
- Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Specific Incident Equipment
Gas Compression (GC); Gas Lift Compression (GL) shutdown valve
Wear & tear of the o-rings is the direct cause of this failure. There was a similar failure of these o-rings 2 years previously. The manufacturer of this valve doesn't exist anymore and the current spares are supplied by a different company
- Determine if the stem seals specified for this valve are suitable for its current service.
- Determine if the stem seals for this valve require a preventative maintenance task such as greasing to extend the life of the o-rings and maintain an effective HC containment.