CUI Major Incident# 14: Missouri natural gas pipeline rupture
Sep 24, 2020
Date and Place of Incident:
On August 29, 2008, the natural gas pipeline rupture took place at the Cooper County, Missouri natural gas pipeline
Summary of the Incident:
A gas transmission pipeline of 24-‐inch was failed and resulted in release of about 13.5 million CF of natural gas.
The root cause detected for the pipeline rupture was external corrosion or corrosion under insulation that took place and had worn out about 75% of the walls.
Financial loss to freedom Industry:
The financial lost of the incident was $25,000 by property damage
Fatality and Injury:
No injury and fatality reported in the pipeline rupture
Environmental impact of Incident:
Heavy amount of natural gas was released in this incident.
Non-Compliance of Safety Guidelines and Reliability Practices:
- Lack of corrosion control programs
- Inefficient inspections of pipeline that ruptures by corrosion
- Lack of following the safety programs to prevent fire
Recommendation to Avoid Corrosion:
- Setup the proper inspection of pipeline to avoid corrosion
- Taking corrosion safety measures for pipeline to avoid rupture
- Proper safety programs to prevent fire and damages
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