Major Accident Hazards Pipeline Plan 2010
The Pipeline Safety Regulations (PSR) 1996 requires Local Authorities to prepare an emergency response plan for each major hazardous pipeline passing through their area.
The definition of a Major Accident Hazard Pipeline (MAHP) is 'a pipeline that conveys a dangerous fluid that has the potential to cause a major accident.'
Pipelines are considered one of the safest modes of transportation for conveying hazardous substances and the likelihood of an explosion in a Natural Gas (NG) Pipeline in the UK is low.
However, the loss of containment following a pipelines fracture or accidental release could have disastrous consequences.
In Dorset there is 60.63 km of the National Transmission System (NTS) which is for the bulk transmission of Natural Gas throughout the UK, this pipeline operates at pressure ranges from 50-80 bar and there is 172.59 km of Local Transmission System (LTS) also carrying Natural Gas operating at pressure ranges from 7 - 10 bars.
The gas supplied throughout Dorset is managed by Scotia Gas Networks - operating as Scotland Gas Networks and Southern Gas Networks respectively.
The plan on this website does not contain the maps and data sheets or the Wytch Farm Pipelines Plan. If you require the full plan please contact the Emergency Planning Service through the related contact on the right of this page.