Project Description

Severity:
Short Lived Fire
Estimated Asset Damage:
Almost None

Event Description

A safety valve at a succinic acid plant was removed during inspection, and a slightly smaller valve was accidentally reattached. As time went by a hydrogen leak resulted, which caught fire when production began. [5]

Preventability with DetecTape

A fire like this could be prevented by incorporating DetecTape to all joints carrying hydrogen gas. The DetecTape could have indicated there was a leak early enough to replace the smaller valve before production started.