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Title: Development of Wellhead Safety Zone Criteria for Underground Gas Storage Facilities

Abstract

Underground natural gas storage facilities are a vital part of the US national infrastructure. However, the concept of hazard zones from fires and explosions at these facilities is not nearly as well defined as it is for natural gas transmission pipelines. This report will take a well-established criterion for pipeline hazard zones (the pipeline impact radius or PIR) and and adapt it to underground gas storage facilities. The new safety area predicted for an underground gas storage facility will be called the wellhead safety zone or WSZ. Comparisons will be made between the resulting WSZ formula and the observed damage zone from known accidents at gas storage facilities.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1474560
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2018/945
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Sulfredge, Charles David, and Rose, Simon D. Development of Wellhead Safety Zone Criteria for Underground Gas Storage Facilities. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1474560.
Sulfredge, Charles David, & Rose, Simon D. Development of Wellhead Safety Zone Criteria for Underground Gas Storage Facilities. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1474560
Sulfredge, Charles David, and Rose, Simon D. 2018. "Development of Wellhead Safety Zone Criteria for Underground Gas Storage Facilities". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1474560. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1474560.
@article{osti_1474560,
title = {Development of Wellhead Safety Zone Criteria for Underground Gas Storage Facilities},
author = {Sulfredge, Charles David and Rose, Simon D.},
abstractNote = {Underground natural gas storage facilities are a vital part of the US national infrastructure. However, the concept of hazard zones from fires and explosions at these facilities is not nearly as well defined as it is for natural gas transmission pipelines. This report will take a well-established criterion for pipeline hazard zones (the pipeline impact radius or PIR) and and adapt it to underground gas storage facilities. The new safety area predicted for an underground gas storage facility will be called the wellhead safety zone or WSZ. Comparisons will be made between the resulting WSZ formula and the observed damage zone from known accidents at gas storage facilities.},
doi = {10.2172/1474560},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1474560}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}