High Pressure Gas

High pressure gas pipeline pigging incident

Safety Moment #4: Dangers of High Pressure Gas


We have prepared a set of Safety Moments that can be used in meetings and presentations. Some of them are to do with the process industries, both onshore and offshore, and others are more to do with events in everyday life. We use these Safety Moments to provide insights and thoughts to do with the management of risk and safety at energy and process facilities.

This particular Safety Moment video discusses some of the hazards associated with the use of high pressure gas. It is illustrated with a serious incident that occurred when a company was trying to clear a line that was blocked with a stuck pig. Fortunately no one was hurt but it was a significant near miss.The storyboard for the video is available here.

Plant Design and Operations

​Book: Plant Design and Operations Our book Plant Design and Operations, and the associated ScienceDirect ebooks, provides guidance to do with the control of high pressure gases, line blinding and pressure tests, both strength and leak tests.