Pipework clamp failure – HSE Safety Alert

25 September 2015

Resulting from a gas release in December 2014, the UK offshore regulator has issued Bulletin ED 2-2015 that highlights a risk of failure of small ‘Techlok’ pipe clamps purchased from a specific supplier before 2010.

The Safety Alert provides a clear explanation of why the clamp failed and what duty holders should do to ensure they have no defective clamps in service, or held as spares.

Catastrophic failure of a techlok clamp