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Special Issue on Risk and Reliability Assessment of Pipelines

Risk and reliability assessments help the designers, operators and regulators of pipelines make informed decisions regarding the systems’ safety and integrity. Traditionally, these assessments have been performed using deterministic, or pseudo-probabilistic approaches; however, they do not provide adequate insight into the likelihoods and consequences of pipeline failures, and can result in biased estimates of reliability and risk levels. Probabilistic methods are preferred, as they allow for explicit uncertainty quantification, but they are rarely used due to the lack of available models and tools, or the necessary expertise.

This special issue will focus on critical review articles and original research papers. in the following topics, but not limited to: uncertainty quantification and reliability assessment of pipeline components and systems, stochastic consequence modeling of pipeline failures including socio-economic pipeline impact assessment, multi-hazard assessment, risk- and reliability-based pipeline design, risk-informed pipeline decision making including life-cycle analysis and lifetime extension, inspection and maintenance planning, etc.

Topics Covered: 

  • Reliability assessment of pipelines
  • Stochastic consequence modeling
  • Socio-economic pipeline impact assessment
  • Single and multi-hazard risk assessment
  • Risk- and reliability-based pipeline design
  • Risk-informed pipeline decision making
  • Life-cycle analysis and lifetime extension
  • Inspection and maintenance planning

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 1 June 2021
  • Publication date: 1 September 2021

Submission Instructions:

All articles should be submitted online; please select the option "Special Issue on Risk and Reliability Assessment of Pipelines".

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