PREVENTION OF DAMAGE TO PIPELINES
The study concerns damage to gas and liquid pipelines caused by excavation and construction activities, including blasting. Several recent damage-related pipeline accidents are described, and Federal, State, and industry statistics are provided in order to illustrate the scope of the problem. The study discusses the damage-prevention operators. Programs, methods, and devices which have proven effective in preventing damage to pipelines are reviewed, as are laws and proposed laws in several States and local communities. A model statute issued by the Office of Pipeline Safety of the U.S. Department of Transportation is discussed. The study contains recommendations which are intended to help prevent future damage-related pipeline accidents.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Surface Transportation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1973-6-7
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Construction equipment; Crash investigation; Crashes; Excavations; Explosions; Fires; Gas pipelines; Jurisprudence and judicial processes; Loss and damage; Pipeline transportation; Pipelines; Presplitting (Blasting); Safety engineering; State government; Water pipelines
- Identifier Terms: U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
- Old TRIS Terms: Ntsb
- Subject Areas: Construction; Law; Pipelines; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00048143
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-PSS-73-1 Special St
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Dec 13 1973 12:00AM