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Offshore safety alert: Flare system impaired by cooling water loss

This alert advises duty holders of an incident involving failure of a bursting disc on the shell side of a shell and tube heat exchanger, which led to an inability to flare gas safely on an offshore installation.

The purpose of this alert is to advise duty holders of the incident at an early stage so that lessons can be learned and appropriate action taken to avoid a similar incident.

Read Offshore safety alert 01/08 in full