Gas Leak Caused by Computer Malfunction

Event Year: 2010 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Power and Utilities

A computer malfunction caused gas pipelines to be flooded.  The levels of gas was higher than expected causing conern with the area residents.  The elevated gas levels activated safety systems to relieve the pressure.  However,  12 relief valves were blown.


A computer malfunction led to gas lines becoming flooded. Though safety systems were activated, 12 relieve valves were blown.

Action Description: Kansas Gas Service replaced the blown relief valves.