An integrated risk assessment of onshore gas transmission pipelines based on defect population

Maciej Witek , Anatolii Batura , Igor Orynyak , Mykhailo Borodii


Nowadays, widely developed natural gas grid systems constitute an important and the most effective way of hydrocarbons onshore transportation. Safe operation of these systems is provided by a number of well-developed strength analysis methods, technical facilities and thoughtful rules. The main risk of the pipelines maintenance is proximity to the zones with high population density, such as urban and industry areas or roads. Thus, a potential rupture of the pipeline, natural gas outflow, its ignition or explosion may bring serious consequences to human beings, such as injuries or death, for example, Ufa train wreck [1]. A risk quantification was introduced to evaluate a pipeline maintenance potential consequences. The risk assessment helps the operator to effectively answer the following questions. Is the safety of the pipeline satisfactory or not? How does the pipeline operational risk change over time? Which pipeline or its segment is the most dangerous when the risk volume is analyzed? Which pipeline should be investigated first, e.g. by the in-line nondestructive diagnostics and what inspections intervals should be chosen? Which defects should be repaired first? The risk is a relatively objective parameter of pipeline danger evaluation for its surrounding and ageing process, which can be used to make a maintenance activity economically effective. In the year 2000, both development and application of common methodologies to control the major hazard of transmission pipelines in Europe was recommended as a significant part of safety management systems.
Author Maciej Witek (FEE / DPEGHS)
Maciej Witek,,
- Department of Power Engineering and Gas Heating Systems
, Anatolii Batura - [G.S.Pisarenko Institute for Problems of Strength National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]
Anatolii Batura,,
, Igor Orynyak - [G.S.Pisarenko Institute for Problems of Strength National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]
Igor Orynyak,,
, Mykhailo Borodii - [G.S.Pisarenko Institute for Problems of Strength National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]
Mykhailo Borodii,,
Journal seriesEngineering Structures, ISSN 0141-0296, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishgas transmission, pipelines
ASJC Classification2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 14-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 2.089; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.084 (2) - 2018=3.345 (5)
Citation count*6 (2020-02-09)
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