Federal pipeline regulations in the United States (49 CFR 192.935(c)) require that operators perform a risk analysis to determine where the use of Rupture Mitigation Valves (RMV), such as remote-controlled valves and automatic shut-off valves, may be efficient to add protection to high consequence areas. To support meeting this regulatory requirement, as well as to enhance existing risk management, in 2023, a US transmission pipeline operator retained Dynamic Risk to perform an independent RMV risk analysis.

Our case study showcases a risk analysis focused on analyzing the specific mitigative measure of a rapid valve closure in conjunction with fire-fighting efforts, aimed at reducing potential building damage following a hypothetical ignited pipeline rupture.

Date Published: March 19, 2024