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Document ID (ISN)111992
CIS number 11-0693
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR 671
Author(s) Keeley D.
Title Failure rates for underground gas storage - Significance for land use planning assessments
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. vi, 25p. 22 ref.
Internet access RR_671.pdf [in English]
Abstract The United Kingdom Government is considering the possibility of storing natural gas in a variety of underground gas storage (UGS) facilities. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has commissioned the British Geological Survey (BGS) to identify the main types of facilities currently in operation worldwide and any documented or reported failures and incidents which have led to release of stored product. This report presents a summary of such identified failures, calculated accident rates and consequences of cavern failure, and proposes a number of recommendations for safe underground gas storage.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; natural gas; gas storage tanks; underground work; analysis of accident causes; leakage
Descriptors (secondary) geographical areas; geological factors; accident research; public OSH institutions; role of government; glossary; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Mines and quarries
Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Risk evaluation
Explosions