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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.

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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.

Accident investigations usually reveal many contributing causes, a number of which relate to deterioration of systems and the normalization of deviance*.

People become blind to, and thereby fail to address, major problems.

Companies are already collecting most of the data needed to predict deterioration in safety but it’s just not being collated, analyzed or used effectively.

What could you do to change that?

Have you thought about a set of process safety lead indicators?

The Center for Chemical Process Safety has an industry survey that provides guidance on preferred lead indicators. Click here to get a copy: CCPS Process Safety Lead Indicator Survey

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Thank you and very best regards.

Morris

* The gradual process through which unacceptable practice or standards become acceptable. As the deviant behavior is repeated without catastrophic results, it becomes the social norm for the organization.” (The Challenger Launch Decision, Dr. Diane Vaughan)

Accident investigations usually reveal many contributing causes, a number of which relate to deterioration of systems and the normalization of deviance*.

People become blind to, and thereby fail to address, major problems.

Companies are already collecting most of the data needed to predict deterioration in safety but it’s just not being collated, analyzed or used effectively.

What could you do to change that?

Have you thought about a set of process safety lead indicators?

The Center for Chemical Process Safety has an industry survey that provides guidance on preferred lead indicators. Click here to get a copy: CCPS Process Safety Lead Indicator Survey

If you like this post then please share by clicking on a link below.

Thank you and very best regards.

Morris

* The gradual process through which unacceptable practice or standards become acceptable. As the deviant behavior is repeated without catastrophic results, it becomes the social norm for the organization.” (The Challenger Launch Decision, Dr. Diane Vaughan)