Risk Assessment and Security for Pipelines, Tunnels, and Underground Rail and Transit Operations

This book details a quantitative risk assessment methodology for systematically analyzing various alternatives for protecting underground rail, oil and gas pipelines, pipeline freight transportation, and other tunnel systems from terrorism threats and other disasters. The book examines the engineering, environmental, and economic impacts and addresses both direct and collateral damage. The book describes how to employ the methodology of quantitative psychology for effectively assessing risk in homeland security, defense actions, and critical infrastructure protection. Using pipelines, tunnels, underground rapid rail, and transit systems as examples, the book maintains an emphasis on applying quantitative psychology to risk management in the areas of homeland security and defense. The book also: (1) explains how to determine the threats, risks, and security requirements of critical infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines, tunnels, and underground rail and transit operations; (2) considers risk estimation and risk acceptability analysis; (3) outlines terrorism activity scenario development; (4) describes how to evaluate terrorism threats and warnings; and (5) examines qualitative/quantitative standards for risk assessment, regulations, and requirements based on federal and state statutes.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Illustrations; References;
  • Pagination: 414p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01539221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781466569324
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2014 11:46AM