Risk Assessment and Management of Gas Transmission Lines, in Alamout natural gas pipeline


Iraj Mohhammadfam , , Morteza Abdoli 2 , Fakhroddin Ghasemi 1

2 Department of HSE, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IR Iran

1 Department of Occupational Health and Safety, School of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, IR Iran

How to Cite: Mohhammadfam I, Abdoli M, Ghasemi F. Risk Assessment and Management of Gas Transmission Lines, in Alamout natural gas pipeline, Jundishapur J Health Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 5(3):175-182.


Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 5 (3); 175-182
Published Online: September 22, 2013
Article Type: Research Article


Using natural gas as a clean, plentiful and inexpensive source of energy in recent years has progressively increased in Iran. Pipelines are the most common system to transport natural gas from field to different regions of Iran. These pipelines always pose risks to surrounding population and environments. The aim of this study was to assess the potential health, safety, and environment risk of Alamout natural gas pipeline.

In this study Kent-Mauhlbauer method was used to assess risks of Alamout natural gas pipeline. Data collection was performed through field measurement and investigation.

The results of the present study reveal that there are three level of risk in the path of pipeline including; high (10%), low (1%) and very low (89%). There is no moderate risk in the path of pipeline. Also there are seven high risk areas that must be considered as a target of risk control measures.

In this study, seven high risk areas were recognized that must be placed in the center of risk management programs. Also the highest risk of Alamout natural gas pipeline was related to third-party damages that can be reduced by public education programs, regular inspections and using enclosure in high population density areas.

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