Flames shoot out of flange connection of a pressure vessel
November 19, 2020
Boiler, PV and Refrigeration
Location: Peace River Region
Regulated industry sector: Boilers, PV & refrigeration - Boiler and pressure vessel system
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.