Clarion’s International Pipeline Risk Management Forum

Clarion’s International Pipeline Risk Management Forum

Date(s) - Nov 08, 2023 - Nov 09, 2023
All Day MST

Hyatt Regency Houston West

Dynamic Risk
Presenting, Sponsoring & Exhibiting

Dynamic Risk is pleased to participate in the International Pipeline Risk Management Forum, from November 8-9, 2023 as a presenter, event sponsor and exhibitor.

The International Pipeline Risk Management Forum stands as a pioneering event, dedicated to tackling topics tailored to the pipeline sector. The primary goal is to enhance the current standards of risk assessment (RA) and risk management (RM) by facilitating a platform for the exchange of ideas and technologies.


Dynamic Risk will deliver the following presentations:


Eduardo Munoz – Principal Consultant

Eduardo Munoz - Speaker Bio

Threat Interaction Factor Update and Optimization for the Gas Mega Rule Part 2 Compliance

Threat interaction has been generally modelled using Threat Interaction Factors (TIF), a concept introduced more than a decade ago. The factor is a correction that is added to the calculated probability of failure for a given threat to consider the interaction with another threat. The TIFs are determined from a review of the publicly available PHMSA incident database. Section 192.917 of the Gas Mega Rule Part 2 (RIN-2) requires the analysis of “the likelihood of failure due to each individual threat and each unique combination of threats that interact or simultaneously contribute to risk at a common location”. This requirement has been interpreted by some operators as the need to come up with a TIF for each possible threat combination. In preparation for RIN-2 compliance, the TIFs for natural gas transmission pipelines reported in PHMSA DTPH56-14-H-004 “Improving Models to Consider Complex Loadings, Operational Considerations, and Interactive Threats” were updated and further processed to achieve better resolution.

This presentation will also discuss why a limited number of threat interactions are meaningful.


Curtis Parker – Principal Consultant

Curtis Parker - Speaker Bio

Risk Analysis to Evaluate Benefits of Rupture Mitigation Valves

In the United States, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule (effective October 5, 2022) that included updates to regulatory requirements for operators of gas transmission pipelines in 49 CFR § 192.935(c), to perform a risk analysis to determine if a RMV would be an efficient means of adding protection to a high-consequence area (HCA) in the event of a gas release. The rule also included a new regulation (§ 192.935(f)) which requires that these risk analyses be reviewed by the pipeline operator and annually certified by a senior executive of the company.

This presentation will review a recent RMV risk analysis conducted for a gas pipeline operator to evaluate the potential risk reduction with RMV compared to manually operated valves in the event of a hypothetical ignited gas pipeline rupture in an HCA. It will be shown how the risk analysis results can inform decision-making for prioritizing mitigative measures and support compliance with PHMSA regulatory requirements.


Dan Williams – Principal Consultant

Dan Williams - Speaker Bio

QRA Consortium for Advancing the Use of Pipeline Quantitative Risk Assessment

A Consortium of five major US gas transmission operators, originally formed by Enbridge and being led and facilitated by Dynamic Risk, has initiated a collaborative project in late 2022 with an objective to advance enhanced industry use of pipeline quantitative risk assessment (QRA). It is acknowledged that there is a range of modeling approaches and risk measures that, when applied within a QRA framework, can result in different perspectives of safety risks at varying levels of confidence. Uncertainty of risk modelling results can also be driven by factors including data availability and quality. These elements of uncertainty become particularly important when comparing risk and reliability results to established acceptance criteria. Potential use cases for enhanced application of QRA include special permits, class location change, defect management (excavation and re-inspection optimization), mechanical damage management and Method 6 for MAOP reconfirmation (Gas Mega Rule Part I).

Through 2023, the established QRA Consortium has been developing QRA guidelines (recommended practice) as it pertains to risk assessment and is evaluating representative pipelines (benchmarking) across a spectrum of threats, pipe types, pipeline conditions, consequence scenarios and use cases.

The focus is towards identifying, assessing, and managing sources of uncertainty in order to generate greater stakeholder confidence in risk assessment results and establish consistency in the QRA process. A key component of the project is the engagement of regulatory and industry associations in parallel with the QRA benchmarking studies for input during the project progression. The presentation will focus on an overview of the QRA Consortium work and results produced to date.


Dynamic Risk will be participating in the International Pipeline Risk Forum Exhibition.

Dynamic Risk is pleased to exhibit at The International Pipeline Risk Management Forum. Our solutions and software applications enable pipeline operators to make trusted, data-driven decisions to ensure safe and reliable operations, adherence to regulatory mandates, and protection of their capital investment. Our team of pipeline integrity SMEs will be on-site to showcase our latest technology-enabled solutions and applications.

If you have any questions or would like to be connected with one of our participating team members, please contact Tracey Murray at:

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