With more than 30 years of experience in engineering consulting services associated with the transport of hazardous materials, BakerRisk is in a unique position to provide guidance and support in both leading edge risk assessment and risk management. BakerRisk Professionals have performed more than fifty projects evaluating transportation of hazardous materials. Examples of BakerRisk projects include:

Transportation Infrastructure Studies
  • Assessment of crude by rail transportation risks, with an emphasis on how crude oil differed from other flammable liquids
  • Risk assessments of a commuter rail line extension near potential explosion hazards
  • Quantitative risk assessments (QRA) evaluating transportation for hazardous material by rail, truck and marine modes of transportation including the evaluation of route options
  • Transportation Risk analysis of Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) shipments via rail and road for a supplier of HF
  • Risk analysis of the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by truck
  • Train Derailment Impact Analysis
  • Blast analyses for highway bridges subject to both intentional and accidental blast loadings
  • Blast Effects Analyses for over 50 commercial airports
  • Design of blast resistant upgrades for multiple commercial airports
  • Analysis of both rail (containers, tank cars, and passenger cars) and roadway vehicles (autos, trucks, and tankers) for vulnerability to explosion damage
  • Layers of Protection Analyses and Failure Modes and Effects Analyses of chemical transfer operations and equipment
Risk Reduction Evaluation and Support
  • Analysis and mitigation of route options to select lowest risk routes for transportation of hazardous materials
  • Comparison of relative risk between transportation modes to identify and select optimal modes of transportation
  • Comparison of process unit technologies, taking transport risk into account as a major factor
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) for critical safeguards during transfer operations
Maritime Transportation Studies
  • Blast analysis for ships and barges used in support of off-shore drilling operations
  • Waterway Suitability Analysis including detailed assessment of potential damage to vessels in case of collision or allision
  • Detailed analysis of potential terrorist attacks on LNG carriers and platforms
  • Financial Risk Analysis of transportation of global crude oil shipping operations evaluating 68 ports and over 120 separate routes
Post-Incident Investigations
  • BakerRisk has investigated numerous gas and oil pipeline failures, including damage to surrounding properties
  • BakerRisk has investigated oil barge explosions and other incidents at terminals


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