WIT Press


Methodology And Tools For The Assessment Of Oil Spills From Land Pipelines

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV040431

Volume

68

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

395 kb

Author(s)

P.M. Soria García-Ramos

Abstract

Increasing activity in pipeline transport of oil products has led to accidents and increasing awareness of operating companies and stakeholders (NGO’s, authorities, public, insurance, …) Though pipeline transportation is excluded from Seveso II scope, legal requirements in many countries are already requiring risk analysis studies in order to determine both the expected frequency and impact on the surroundings (population, natural environment, heritage, etc.) The complexity of pipeline design and operation (course, profile, products,...), requires the availability of tools to assess, in a cost effective manner, the volume of spills and the consequences of them. To satisfy growing legal requirements a tool was developed to analyse the risk arising from existing pipelines, taking into account pipeline profile, product physical pro

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