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THE FAILURE OF A NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION PIPELINE CAUSED BY A THIRD-PARTY DAMAGE


ZECHERU GHEORGHE 1, DRǍGHICI GHEORGHE 1, LAŢA E. ILIE 2, BǍCILǍ LUCIAN 2, DINIŢǍ ALIN 1
1. Petroleum – Gas University of Ploieşti, Bd. Bucuresti 39, Ploieşti, 100680, Romania
2. S.N.T.G.N. „TRANSGAZ” S.A., St. George Enescu 11, Mediaş, 551018, Romania

Issue:

JESR, Number 4, Volume XVII

Section:

Issue No. 4 - Volume 17 (2011)

Abstract:

In this paper there are outlined the investigation results of a technical accident that took place recently on a natural gas transmission pipeline, due to the damage of one of the pipes, caused by a third party interference. In order to determine the failure conditions of the pipeline that experienced this technical accident, the authors used more assessment procedures for defects like dent – gouge combinations, generated by third party damages upon this pipeline. The results of the research performed led to the selection and assigning of the measures that have to be taken in order to keep at an allowable level the risk for such events to occur on natural gas transmission pipelines.

Keywords:

pipeline, third-party damage, assessment of dent – gouge combinations.

Code [ID]:

JESR201104V17S01A0017 [0003456]

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