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On 19 February, 2008 hydrostatic test preparation started in the morning for the test package located at the Train 2 pipe rack. At 16:45, test pressurization started. During the pressurization, 3 crew were on the top of the pipe rack (13m from the ground) checking the conditions, and one foreman was on the ground directing them. At 17:40, before reaching the highest pressure, 30” pipes burst at the 45degree joint located 9m from the ground. The force of the blast threw one pipe fitter 14m from the top of the pipe rack . He hit the scaffolding on the other side and fell 7m to the ground and died as a result of a skull fracture.

Pembahasan – Suyanto

On 19 February, 2008 hydrostatic test preparation started in the morning for the test package located at the Train 2 pipe rack. At 16:45, test pressurization started. During the pressurization, 3 crew were on the top of the pipe rack (13m from the ground) checking the conditions, and one foreman was on the ground directing them. At 17:40, before reaching the highest pressure, 30” pipes burst at the 45degree joint located 9m from the ground. The force of the blast threw one pipe fitter 14m from the top of the pipe rack . He hit the scaffolding on the other side and fell 7m to the ground and died as a result of a skull fracture.

Corrective Actions To Be Taken:

● Develop new procedure for test pressure determination and implement it

● Conduct risk assessment for hydro-test, and develop new hydro test procedure reflecting the assessment and implement it

● Develop new procedure for working at height associated with grating removal permit system and implement it

● Develop air release control system for hydro-test and implement it

● Develop and use new training materials reflecting all of the above.

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Aroon Pardede

Saya mau tanya,

Setahu saya (CMIIW, karena bukan orang HSE…), selama proses hydro test berlangsung, bukankah seharusnya tidak boleh ada personel yang berada di sekitar peralatan yang sedang di test? Lantas, ‘conditions’ apa yang di ‘check’ oleh personnel yang berada di atas pipe rack? Bukankah hal itu memang membahayakan?

Lalu, corrective actions yang disebutkan dibawah, seolah-olah di plant tempat kejadian, tidak memiliki sistem yang benar? Karena, corrective actionsnya banyak sekali kata-kata ‘develop…..’ (yang bila diartikan lebih jauh, bahwa sebelumnya segala procedure, system, belum di develop???)

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