Research Papers: Pipeline Systems

Safety and Loss Management System for Pipelines

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Jake Abes

 CC Technologies Canada, A DNV Company, 123-2340 Pegasus Way N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 8M5, Canadajake.abes@dnv.com

A detailed discussion of accident causation models and systems-based safety management is beyond the scope of this paper. More detailed and thorough references are available from other sources (e.g., Refs. 12-13).

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 130(2), 021707 (May 13, 2008) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2892033 History: Received January 11, 2007; Revised December 01, 2007; Published May 13, 2008

Management systems have had long widespread acceptance in many industries for various applications: notably, quality, safety, and environment. In recent years, the North American onshore pipeline industry has started adopting management system principles for the management of pipeline integrity. This paper discusses the rationale for adopting a systems approach to safety and presents a safety and loss management system template that may be used for the full life cycle of a pipeline, from concept to abandonment.

Copyright © 2008 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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