July 31, 2017

Are you checking the integrity of your valves?

An incident where the gland packing of a valve blew out due to a defect, causing a fire, has highlighted the need for inspection test and maintenance plans for critical services. Is it covered in your Asset Integrity program? 

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July 26, 2017

July 22, 2017

July 19, 2017

Do you manage changes to control systems properly?

Changes to a control system and rapid speed changes made by an operator led a Texas mother and her two young girls to be thrown about 25 feet off a ski chair lift in December 2016, state investigators said in a final report on the incident.
Do you recognize and manage changes to control systems?


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July 12, 2017

Pneumatic tools can overpressure

 An incident has been reported where a pneumatic tool exploded causing an injury when it was connected to a service air utility point. The tool was of old design and could withstand a maximum of 90 psi. However the air pressure used was 115 psi. Make sure your maximum service air pressure is always lesser than the maximum pressure allowed for the pneumatic tools.

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July 6, 2017

Accident Investigation Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTA

Accident Investigation Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTA: Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft were left covered after depot maintenance, allowing water to accumulate and damage some of the electrical components.


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July 3, 2017

Human error in aviation

An incident involving a passenger jet flying over Europe was due to human error. The pilots of the jet while crossing countries failed to establish contact with the next Air Traffic Controller as they were entering the wrong radio frequency. Both the pilots missed the error. The result was that air force jets were scrambled to escort the passenger jet, as per emergency protocol. Finally the pilots managed to contact the ATC in emergency frequency and the situation was controlled.
Think about it....highly trained pilots making a mistake....


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