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The analysis of past accidents in pipelines conveying dangerous substances around the world underlines how the systematic control of the involved hazards is essential for prevention purposes. Standards and regulations aim to draw the basis of the controls and frequently result in a direct form of implementation of lessons learnt from past accidents in several pipeline categories. an important problem frequently faced in the control of pipeline hazards is the absence of regulations and standards at the time of construction and the upgrading and updating of the existing. The paper analyses a set of about 700 accidents drawn from publicly available data banks and the lessons extracted for a better accident presentation policy.

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Authors: PAPADAKIS G, JRC Ispra (IT);PORTER S, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : Workshop on Pipelines, Oslo (NO), June 3-6, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39948 ORA
Record Number: 199610968 / Last updated on: 1996-09-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en