SOUR-GAS PIPELINE-CONCLUSION LINE, WEATHER CONDITIONS AMONG VARIABLES TO DETERMINE PUBLIC RISK

Mahboobul Mannan, Dwight B. Pfenning, C. Dale Zinn Jones & Neuse Inc. Austin, Tex. Calculating public risk from a sour-gas pipeline accidental release involves such variables as wind speed and direction, hole size, and the concentration of pipeline personnel and general population along the line. Such calculations are part of an overall risk analysis and safety-engineering study conducted before construction that will build redundancies into the system and ensure safe operation and maintenance.

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