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Incident Report 2020-05-01T16:26:00+00:00

Petroleum Jelly Deforms Exhaust Valve

Incident Date

1907-03-05

Incident Description

1974 - A diver had smeared his exhaust valve with petroleum jelly during routine maintenance instead of silicon grease. This caused it to crinkle and leak causing flooding of the second stage.

Lessons Learned

Ensure that the person who maintains your equipment is competant to do so.
Factors
Line Management Negligible
Gas Management Negligible
Equipment Management Major
Equipment Failure Negligible
Training Major
Medical Negligible
Planning Negligible
Procedural Error Major
Cave Environment Negligible
Weather Negligible
Other Factor Unknown