Alert 02 – 06 Mud Pump Pulsation Dampener Explosion

Alert 02 – 06 Mud Pump Pulsation Dampener Explosion


An explosion occurred in the Mud Pump Room of a Jackup Rig operating off the coast of West Africa. At the time of the explosion the rig was filling the drill string with drilling fluid (oil based mud). The explosion originated in one of the rig’s mud pump pulsation dampeners. Although no one was injured damage consisted of foreign matter penetrating the deck and flooring of the galley.

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