Reducing Explosion Risks of Pipelines

Khodadad Kamaliseresht

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Mar 4, 2024

Fire and explosion risks are a major concern for pipeline operators worldwide. Hydrogen, in particular, poses unique risks due to its high flammability and low ignition energy. To ensure safety, it is crucial for pipeline operators to evaluate and manage these risks effectively.

In his article, Khodadad Kamaliseresht, Process Safety Engineer, explores the essential role of fire and explosion risk assessment methodologies in helping to identify potential hazards and their corresponding consequences. Using a case study of a small hydrogen facility, Khodadad demonstrates how automation technologies can be used to improve the accuracy and efficiency of risk assessments.

Khodadad specifically highlights how FERA-Advisr leverages automation and machine learning to process large volumes of data quickly and accurately, providing insights for informed decision-making. The software suggests optimal mitigation measures and prioritizes risks based on assessed probabilities and consequences, generating risk contours to represent different risk levels.

By identifying potential hazards and evaluating the likelihood of a fire or explosion, pipeline operators can develop strategies to ensure the safety of their pipelines.

Read the full article in the December 2023 issue of World Pipelines.