DOT stats indicate need to refocus pipeline accident prevention

Diane J. Hovey, Edward J. Farmer EFA Technologies Inc. Sacramento, Calif. Analysis of the most recently available data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)1 indicates that, despite emphasis by regulators and operators, the rate at which pipeline accidents occur shows no significant change over the last 16 years. That is the result of an update by EFA Technologies Inc., Sacramento, to its initial study of DOT pipeline-safety statistics (OGJ, July 12, 1993, p. 104). Since accident frequency, therefore, has failed to benefit from substantial effort devoted to its reduction, perhaps operators should shift their emphasis: Accepting the premise that there is g...

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