Causes of leaks and explosion in natural gas pipeline
The demand for natural gas in residential and industrial areas is very high. The complex pipeline structures deliver natural gas from the production point to the consumer. Generally, a high transmission long‐distance pipeline feeds the distribution pipeline for delivering natural gas in household and industrial activities. The system comprises a transmission pipeline connected with many regulator stations. Any instance of breakdown in the system may interrupt the operation. To overcome any hazard, regulators can isolate a specific section from the supply line. Data regarding natural gas pipeline failure events can determine the weak point of the gas pipeline. The natural gas pipeline leak may result in decreased air quality, fire explosion, human casualties, and economic penalties. To identify the causes, sensitive point analysis of gas pipeline failure can reduce the potential risk and enhance safety integrity for preventing accidents. The three major gas pipeline failure causes are pipe/weld material failure, excavation damage, and corrosion.
Gas Pipeline Failure
Defect and deterioration
Natural force damage
Failure due to human error
Corrosion and cracking
Third party damage
The main objective of this study is to identify the most crucial natural gas pipeline failure causes and interrelation analysis. The investigation reveals the causes of a natural gas pipeline disaster.
Curated from community experience and public sources: