Severity
Near-Miss
Leak
Yes
Ignition
No

A vehicle fill was initiated by the operator. During the hose pressurization step, a leak was observed at the breakaway fitting. The operator pressed the emergency stop to terminate the fill.

Incident Date
Aug 02, 2004
Setting
Equipment
  • Vehicle & Fueling Systems
  • Fueling Dispenser
Damage and Injuries
Probable Cause
Contributing Factors
Characteristics
When Incident Discovered
Lessons Learned

The fitting was an SAE straight thread and was likely loosened by torque applied to the fueling hose. After the incident, these fittings had additional means applied to restrict loosening, a cover installed to deflect any leakage, and means taken to restrict hose torque by using a different style nozzle. In addition, different fittings have now been deployed.