Offshore Mexico – fatal fire resulting from a fuel gas line leak – immediate cause corrosion
The leak and subsequent fire occurred in April . The platform is about 132km offshore.
The accident killed four workers and left 16 injured.
Having seen other corrosion related leaks recently, we recommend reviewing plant HAZOPs to make sure that the fluid compositions are still correct as they can vary significantly over time.
Also, make sure corrosion and associated barriers are addressed specifically.
Finally, there is an excellent technical discussion on this issue on LinkedIn. Why not join the conversation – click here to go to the page.