Pipebursting Not At Fault In San Bruno Explosion
- Failure Analysis of a Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture. Richards, Frances // Journal of Failure Analysis & Prevention;Dec2013, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p653
From aviation accidents to pipeline explosions, the National Transportation Safety Board is often called to determine probable cause and make safety recommendations, as they did in the aftermath of the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion.
- Preliminary Report on San Bruno Gas Pipeline Rupture Released. // Professional Safety;Apr2011, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p29
The article reports on the release of the preliminary factual report by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on the San Bruno, California natural gas pipeline that ruptured on September 9, 2010 which killed eight people, injured many, and caused property damage.
- NTSB issues cause of San Juan building explosion. // Pipeline & Gas Journal;Jan98, Vol. 225 Issue 1, p8
Cites the causes of the propane gas explosion in a commercial building in San Juan, Puerto Rico according to the investigation of US National Transportation Safety Board. Negligence on the part of San Juan Gas Co. Inc. to provide adequate training to its employees; Failure of the Department of...
- NTSB's San Bruno Blast Study Focuses on Pipe Weld Seams. Carlsen, Robert // ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/27/2010, Vol. 265 Issue 18, p14
The article presents information on an investigation report from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Pacific Gas & Electric's natural-gas pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, California. The explosion has killed eight individuals. The report points to defective pipe welds as...
- Failure Analysis of a Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture. Richards, Frances // Advanced Materials & Processes;Aug2013, Vol. 171 Issue 8, p26
The article discusses the investigation conducted by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on the rupture of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipelines in San Bruno, California on September 10, 2010. Microscopy and other historical information...
- NTSB investigates pipeline explosion. // Pipeline & Gas Journal;Sep98, Vol. 225 Issue 9, p8
Reports on the United States National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of a gas explosion in Fairfax, Virginia. Defect in the pipeline of Washington Gas; Proposal for the mapping of facilities by underground pipeline owners.
- PHMSA OKs Design and Construction Standards for Transmission Pipe. // American Gas;Jun2007, Vol. 89 Issue 5, p51
The article reports that the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has passed a final rule that requires operators to consider design and construction features in new and replaced natural gas transmission pipelines to reduce the risk of...
- Learning from ductile iron incident. Craig, Ian // Loss Prevention Bulletin;Aug2006, Vol. 190 Issue 1, p24
The article focuses on the investigation done to determine the cause of the explosion of a gas pipeline in domestic premises in Glasgow, Scotland in 1999 that killed a family of four people. The findings revealed that the source of the natural gas that caused the explosion emanated from...
- Gas leak danger. // New Scientist;12/1/2012, Vol. 216 Issue 2893, p7
The article reports on the determination that the November 23, 2012 natural gas explosion in Springfield, Massachusetts was caused by the accidental puncturing of a corroded high-pressure steel pipeline by a gas company worker, noting the need to address the aging U.S. gas pipeline infrastructure.