Optimal patrol scheduling of hazardous pipelines using game theory

Amirali Rezazadeh, Laobing Zhang, Genserik Reniers, N. Khakzad Rostami, Valerio Cozzani

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An approach based on game theory is proposed to schedule security patrolling for a pipeline system. The method proposes numbers of patrolling paths according to the risk of security incidents on the pipeline system, in order to allow the patrolling team to covering high-risk segments more than low-risk segments. Patrolling of the pipeline system was modeled mathematically, based on time and distance discretization. The overall approach also examines the presence of security countermeasures on a pipeline system, and their effects on the patrolling schedule. The application of the method is explained by an illustrative case study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-256
Number of pages15
JournalProcess Safety and Environmental Protection
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Game theory
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Patroling
  • Pipeline system
  • Risk assessment
  • Security


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