The safety of the U.S. undersea pipeline system is a major national interest and concern, whether the concern focuses on risk to human life or the potential for environmental pollution and damage. Focusing primarily on the Gulf of Mexico system, this book reviews historical examples of pipeline failure, assesses the potential for future pipeline failures and the means of mitigating them, and considers the efficacy of existing safety systems and inspection procedures. It also identifies alternatives for improvements in the regulatory framework and in lawmaking.Committee on the Safety of Marine Pipelines, Marine Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Division on ... The risk analysis approach outlined in Chapter 3 is designed to assess the current risks of marine pipeline operations and the risk reduction ... unavailable at decision time, unobtainable by observable statistics (e.g., densities of uncharted pipelines), or possibly obtainable fromanbsp;...
|Title||:||Improving the Safety of Marine Pipelines|
|Author||:||Committee on the Safety of Marine Pipelines, Marine Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1994-01-15|