Table of Contents
Journal of Petroleum Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3174636, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3174636
Research Article

Analysis and Comparison of Long-Distance Pipeline Failures

1School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
2PetroChina Pipeline Company, Langfang, Hebei 065000, China
3PetroChina Pipeline R&D Center, Langfang, Hebei 065000, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Dongpo Wang

Received 20 February 2017; Revised 17 April 2017; Accepted 3 May 2017; Published 25 May 2017

Academic Editor: Merv Fingas

Copyright © 2017 Lianshuang Dai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The analysis results of long-distance oil and gas pipeline failures are important for the industry and can be the basis of risk analysis, integrity assessment, and management improvement for pipeline operators. Through analysis and comparison of the statistical results of the United States, Europe, the UK, and PetroChina in pipeline failure frequencies, causes, consequences, similarities, and differences of pipeline management, focusing points and management effectiveness are given. Suggestions on long-distance pipeline safety technology and management in China are proposed.