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Root Cause Analysis of a Jet Fuel Tanker Accident

Aderibigbe, Adekitan (2017) Root Cause Analysis of a Jet Fuel Tanker Accident. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 12 (24). pp. 14974-14983. ISSN 0973-4562

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Over the last two decades, economic growth in Nigeria led to a sporadic increase in air transportation, both local and international, and this, in turn, brought about a huge demand for jet fuel to satisfy the aviation needs. In Nigeria, Jet fuel is transported via Bridger Receipt Vehicles (BRV) from shore to airport depots. The presence of the BRVs has increased road activity and this has been associated with a number of accidents. This study is focussed on identifying the root cause of a BRV related accident which happened along the airport road, close to jet fuel storage depots, creating a potential for huge fire disaster. Using the fishbone diagram and a detailed root cause analysis, the study revealed that driving under the influence of alcohol and the prevailing operational challenges played a major role in the series of events that led to the accident. The paper also highlights measures for preventing a recurrence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol and drug abuse, Bridger Receipt Vehicles (BRV), tanker truck accidents, fuel transportation, Jet A-1 aviation fuel, risk assessment, process safety management
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2018 11:55
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 11:55

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