Seismic Risk to Natural Gas and Oil Systemsby Ronald T. Eguchi, Dames & Moore, United States,
Craig E. Taylor, Dames & Moore, United States,
Abstract: This paper begins with a brief summary of significant earthquake damage to gas and oil lifeline systems during several earthquakes. Following this discussion, the objectives and major tasks of a seismic risk assessment study are outlined. Next, an example is provided which illustrates the benefit of performing a seismic risk assessment of a large natural gas system. Finally, a discussion is presented that identifies several major problem and issue areas associated with the practical implementation of seismic risk approaches to gas and oil lifeline systems.
Subject Headings: Seismic effects | Gas pipelines | Seismic tests | Natural gas | Earthquakes | Oil pipelines
Services: Buy this book/Buy this article
Return to search