Integrated Approach for Natural Gas Accidental Release: Simulation and Cost Estimation
Accidential Release of Natural
Accidental release of natural gas from the distribution lines poses a big challenge to pipeline operators. This accidental release causes shocking accidents and also a major economic loss due to the flammability and dispersed nature of the released natural gas. The current study presents detailed data of losses caused by various gas incidents of a gas company and identifies potential threat zones offered by pipeline networks. Potential threat zones of thermal, toxic, flammable and overpressure for serious health impact and economic damage are also identified in case of accidental release of natural gas. A simulation was done for different diameter pipelines, having different pressure and temperature parameters for certain geographic networks of distribution pipelines. This enables natural gas companies to analyze the impacts of each phase of the events and to utilize their resources with the greatest success of the defense conservation and emergency response system.