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IMCA Safety Flash 09/09

June 20, 2009

Poor Maintenance and Subsequent Failure of Welding Equipment

During a recent mobilisation on a member’s vessel, sub-contractors were burning and welding sea fastenings on the main deck.  Following a report that flames were coming from the contractors’ acetylene tank regulator situated inside the holding gas quad, a small fire was extinguished at the regulator, which was then cooled and removed for inspection.  On examination it was found that thread tape was being used in all the connections on the contractors’ equipment.
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