Gas stations and distribution facilities in a city districts may result in accidents resulting injuries to people living in these districts. The exposure to released toxic materials is another hazard in gas pipes accidents. Therefore, the gas pipe lines demand special attention for the risk assessment.

In this study, the gas pipe rupture is evaluated on accident scenarios. Fire concentration range has been analyzed for different scenarios for cold and hot weather conditions. Furthermore, the length of flame has been simulated based on releasing flammable materials with governed equations. For modeling, PHAST software is utilized for simulation of released material in environment by considering the atmosphere conditions. Sensitivity analysis is done by 10% increasing in important parameter of problem. As a case study, a gas station is used for assessment. Furthermore, the results are verified with some published studies.

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