Incorporating Safety-II in future gas systems

Ben Riemersma*, Aad F. Correljé, Rolf W. Künneke

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This article studies safety management in future gas systems. It is structured around the compatibility of its technological and institutional coordination. We identify how the current mode of safety management is not in harmony with increasingly complex technological and institutional arrangements, and combine safety science with institutional analysis to improve safety management. For our case study of biogas quality monitoring in the Netherlands, we offer structured recommendations for the reallocation of monitoring and enforcement mechanisms based on Safety-II. This article provides insights for users of gas systems and other infrastructures alike, and it offers safety scholars an approach to safety management that incorporates a novel focus on institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106462
JournalSafety Science
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • Alignment Framework
  • Complex Systems
  • Institutional Analysis
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Safety Management
  • Safety-II


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