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Gas ignition and fire damage caused by damaged compressor

Incident Investigation

Gas ignition and fire damage caused by damaged compressor

January 7, 2020

Boiler, PV and Refrigeration

Reference Number:

II-964050-2020 (#16298)



Location: Peace River Region

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

Incident overview

A tube ruptured in an aerial cooler connected to a compressor unit, releasing combustible gas which then contacted an electric motor and ignited, causing a fire. The incident was likely caused by low ambient temperatures which may have frozen the cooler tubes, damaging them enough to create a gas leak.

 

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