Health, Safety and Environmental Risk of a Gas Pipeline in an Oil Exploring Area of Gachsaran

Omid KALATPOOR, Kambiz GOSHTASP, Solieman KHAVAJI
2011 Industrial Health  
The purpose of this study was assessing health, safety and environmental risk of a gas transfer pipeline in an oily area of Gachsaran. In this method, we used the Kent's pipeline risk assessment method except that to facilitate using the method more practically some changes were exerted into Kent's method. A pipeline with 16 kilometers length was selected considering surrounding nature of the pipeline. It was divided into two sections. Analogous to Kent's method, in this method, parameters
more » ... od, parameters included: interested party's injuries, corrosion, design factor, incorrect operation index and consequence scoring. The difference here was that for consequence scoring we used ALOHA 5.6 software instead of Kent's pattern. Results showed that health, safety and environmental risks of section 2 (the next 13 kilometers of outgoing pipeline from gas station after the first 3 kilometers) were greater. It seems the main cause of gaining a bigger risk number was related to more activities of interested parties around section 2. Because all figures gathered from indexes are almost close to gather except third parties activity.
doi:10.2486/indhealth.ms1133 pmid:21173529 fatcat:kh6tndxmofbtlfubnkickrpavm