Hazardous substances are transported by road, rail, water and by pipelines. During transport, things may go wrong and the hazardous load may ignite or explode, or poisonous gases may escape as the result of a leak or break. High-risk pipelines may involve the high-pressure transport of natural gas, but also oil, petrol, kerosene, chemical products and industrial gases. These substances may be poisonous, highly flammable or combustible. Pipelines are usually underground, but they sometimes occur above the surface.
The risk map shows all natural gas pipelines with a diameter of 50 mm or more and a pressure of 16 bar, all combustible liquid pipelines with a diameter of 100 mm or more and all other pipelines where the legal standard is exceeded 5 metres from the pipe. This legal standard is the site-specific risk 10-6.
What are the risks?
The greatest risk of damage to a pipeline involves excavation work. Examples involve work on gas, oil and water pipelines below the surface, or cables for electricity, TV, telephone and Internet.
Pipeline actualisation (update 16 july 2018)
Since 2017 risicokaart.nl is busy to create an importmodule for the pipelines. The goal is to ensure the quality of information by importing large quantities of data at once. Data are now up-to-date and reliable.
The 1% lethality distances are not involved in these imports. Currently we are busy exploring the possibility to import this data.
The up-to-date pipeline operators are:
- Lindegas Benelux
- AKZO Nobel
- PPS PALL
- PPS PRB
- Zeeland Refinery
- VOPAK (VTB, VTC, VTE, MultiCore en TTR)
The third and last import starts in september 2018. Risicokaart will post updates regularly.