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Safety Alert - BOP Failure

Graham Marshall - Saturday, December 22, 2012

The importance of servicing, period maintenance, and regular inspections of safety critical equipment is highlighted in this recent safety alert from APPEA.

The safety alert highlights how a Blow-out Preventer (BOP) failed under pressure on a drill rig, resulting in rig parts being uncontrollably ejected across the rig floor. 

One part was blown by the pressure release a distance of 9-10 meters (30 feet).

Thankfully, no rig crew members where injured during the incident.

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