Model for the Assessment of Pipeline Failure Consequences

This joint industry pipeline research program was concerned with the optimization of pipeline integrity maintenance activities using a risk-based approach. The program developed risk-based models and software tools for estimating the risk levels associated with a given segment of pipe in a pipeline system and quantifying the risk reductions associated with different inspection and maintenance activities. This project developed a probabilistic model for assessing the consequences of a pipeline failure considering human safety, environmental impact and financial costs.

For more information on the project, contact: Mark Stephens, Senior Consultant, Pipelines & Structures
tel. (780) 450-8989 x212