We have the expertise, experience, and computational tools required to quantify the risk of transporting hazardous materials. Using our knowledge and unique skills, BakerRisk has assisted clients with determining the risks associated with transporting their hazardous materials. We combine our experience from incident investigations with the risk analysis results to identify potential solutions to mitigate the risk exposures and evaluate the benefit of these potential solutions to reduce the risk exposure.

Let BakerRisk show you the best approach and latest methodologies to use when managing your unique transportation risk needs.

Regardless of the transportation methods in question, our detailed results allow our professionals to go beyond simply quantifying the risk exposures to identifying practical, feasible, and actionable risk mitigation measures. Examples of BakerRisk projects include:

  • Transportation Risk Analysis of Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) shipments via rail and road for a supplier of HF
  • Assessment of crude by rail transportation risks, with an emphasis on how crude oil differed from other flammable liquids
  • Risk assessment 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
  • 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
  • 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 operation
  • Blast analysis for ships and barges used in support of offshore drilling operations
  • Financial Risk Analysis of transportation of global shipping operations
  • Preparation of Letter of Intent (LOI) and preliminary and follow-on Waterway Suitability Assessments (WSAs) to meet regulatory requirements
  • Support detailed assessments for follow-on WSAs, as required, including: 
    • Hazard Assessments along transit route
    • Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRAs) along transit route
    • Security and Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs) along transit route
    • Business Interruption (BI) Risk Assessments along transit route
  • High Consequence Area (HCA) studies modeling consequence (dispersion to LFL and spill extents) boundaries from potential releases along pipeline route accounting for the effects of topography to identify pipeline segments with potential to impact sensitive areas
  • Pipeline Consequence Assessments evaluating vulnerabilities from explosion, fire, and toxic hazards
  • Pipeline Risk Assessments summarizing results in a range of meaningful measures including pipeline segment societal risk, geographic individual risk contours, and risk transects
  • 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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