The session will be presented by Jesus de Soto, Senior Vice President, Gas Operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and David Thurnherr, Safety & Risk Consultant at Suisseplan Ingenieure.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) became the first utility in the United States to earn several notable third-party certifications around pipeline safety and asset management, including the ISO 55001:2014 and PAS 55-1:2008 international certifications for the company's enhancements in gas asset management; the chemical industry’s RC14001®: 2013 management system standard certification; as well as the rigorous industry standard on pipeline safety management system from the American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice (API RP) 1173.
PG&E’s Senior Vice President for Gas Operations Jesus Soto, Jr will describe how PG&E developed this approach by benchmarking with other industries, and using those best practices around process safety and third party certifications to develop a gas safety excellence strategy.
Quantified Risk Assessment is an integral part of permitting procedures and oversight of operations for gas and oil pipelines, major storage sites and other transport infrastructures and establishments in Switzerland for several decades now. Due to ongoing urbanization, more and more emphasis is given to the link between risk assessment and land use planning.
This presentation will give an insight in the procedures, methodology and criteria used for QRA in Switzerland, the experiences made so far and give an outlook on future trends.