Severity
Near-Miss
Leak
No
Ignition
No

Several parties were involved in hydrogen quality sampling when it was discovered that a hose which was being used in the collection process, connecting two sampling components, was not rated for the pressure to which it was being subjected. Upon discovery, the process was stopped, the hose was removed, and an alternate configuration of the equipment was implemented before carrying on the sampling.

Incident Date
May 14, 2008
Setting
Equipment
  • Vehicle & Fueling Systems
  • Fueling Dispenser
  • Piping/Fittings/Valves
  • Hose
Damage and Injuries
Probable Cause
Contributing Factors
Characteristics
When Incident Discovered
Lessons Learned

A new best practice resulted resulted from this incident. It states that before any work is started, a third party should verify with a visual inspection that the actual equipment to be used matches the planned equipment list/protocol.