Project Description

Severity:
Loss of Life
Estimated Asset Damage:
$250,000 USD

Event Description:

Combustion of an over pressurized hydrogen pipe at a soap manufacturing company caused a fire within a matter of minutes. The flash fire killed one employee and also caused major damage to the factory
A flash fire resulted in a soap manufacturing company due to the combustion of an over pressurized hydrogen pipe, killing an employee and causing major damage to the factory. [2]

Preventability with DetecTape:

The installation of DetecTape on the hydrogen pipe may have alerted an employee of the leaky connection early enough (via color change indication) to replace the pipe before combustion and may have avoided the loss of life and damage to the facility.