The talk follows the acceptability of the design of high pressure natural gas transmission pipelines through the separate developments of pipeline codes and risk assessment, and the subsequent application of risk assessment to pipelines. It continues with the development of approaches to risk assessment using individual and societal risk, and of assessment methodology, the relative contributions of individual and societal risk, the importance of societal risk in extensive and high hazard industries and the development of quantitative risk criteria, plus some comparison with approaches in other countries. More recent application to examples of higher pressure natural gas and CO2 pipelines highlight the limitations of earlier approaches, and the increasing expansion of the methodology may introduce some pause for thought.



Tuesday, 12th March 2019 at 6:30pm


Tuesday, 12th March 2019 at 8:00pm


Swithland Room, DNV-GL, Holywell Park, Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3GR