Keywords: pipebridge, pipeline gantry, natural gas, fertiliser plant, risk assessment.
The safety and integrity of an overhead pipeline depend not only on the physical condition of the pipeline and its supports but in how well the pipeline and its supports are protected from external damage. This paper provides insight into how pipeline bridges could be designed or re-designed in order to minimise potential damage to an important overhead pipeline. It is based on a real incident which demonstrates that if it can happen, it will happen!
Nick Oates, GrowHow UK Ltd, Ince, Chester, Cheshire CH2 4LB, UK.
13 pages, 9 figures, 1 table.