April, 2015

This is a repeating event

201510AprAll DayDALIAN FIRE 2015Dalian, Liaoning (CN)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Competency,Risk AssessmentIndustry:PipelinesCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:FireballHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Component MalfunctionImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Crude Oil,Methane


A crack occurred in a pipeline (diameter 200 mm) conveying oil and gas, and the following fire damaged three pumps and some instrumentation

Proximate causes:
• Inadequate tools, equipment & vehicles (Equipment failure: sealing failure and pipe leak)

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423016302285)


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center