Flames shoot out of flange connection of a pressure vessel

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Reference number
II-1110240-2020 (#19900)

Location: Peace River Region

Regulated industry sector: Boilers, PV & refrigeration - Boiler and pressure vessel system

Incident overview

An operator at a remote gas facility identified flames coming from the top flange connection of a pressure vessel. The Emergency Response Plan was activated. The cause was likely an incorrect gasket and a no-bolt re-torque after thermal cycling.

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