Topic: Water Pipelines

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Does the CoF hazard zone approach make sense for water pipeline risk assessments?

Absolutely. Even though, unlike its hydrocarbon cousins, no thermal scenarios would be expected from water pipe failures, other consequences are numerous and many are related to the distance from the failure location (hazard zones). Modeling is therefore appropriately done using hazard zones, with both direct and indirect consequence considerations, just as we do for hydrocarbon pipelines.