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TePiTri: A Screening Method for Assessing Terrorist-Related Pipeline Transport Risks

NCJ Number
Security Journal Volume: 25 Issue: 2 Dated: April 2012 Pages: 173-186
Genserik Reniers; Wout Dullaert
Date Published
April 2012
14 pages
This article discusses a screening method for use in assessing terrorist-related risks along pipeline routes.
The article proposes an approach to determine relative terrorist-related security risk levels of pipeline transportation. Pipeline routes are divided into smaller route segments. Subsequently, likelihood scores of possible terrorist-related incidents are determined per route segment and per transport route. A likelihood grade (LG) per pipeline transport route is determined. Next, the consequences of incident scenarios are quantitatively assessed and a consequence grade (CG) is determined. Using the LGs and CGs, pipeline routes' terrorist risk levels are determined. This leads to a user-friendly threat assessment tool, which can be used by pipeline security management to screen pipeline networks for terrorist-related risks. (Published Abstract)