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Document ID (ISN)110648
CIS number 10-0254
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Karagiannis G.M, Piatyszek E, Flaus J.M.
Title Industrial emergency planning modeling: A first step toward a robustness analysis tool
Bibliographic information Sep. 2010, Vol.181, No.1-3, p.324-334. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract This article presents a model-based approach to the analysis of the robustness of industrial emergency plans, established by the European Union SEVESO II Directive. Robustness is defined in terms of the capacity of the mechanism to respond to deteriorated conditions. The proposed methodology is based upon a systemic, hierarchical and generic model of an internal or external industrial emergency plan, using the fuzzy inference system (FIS) modeling approach. Potential failures are estimated through an a priori analysis of the plan model and an posteriori analysis of lessons learned from exercises and past accidents. Assessment of the plan's functions is carried out via assessment checklists, structured via the systemic model for each of the plan's process. This approach can be used as a toolbox both for the assessment of existing plans and the development of industrial emergency plans.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; mathematical models; emergency organization
Descriptors (secondary) European Union; analysis of accident causes; major hazards; check lists; comment on directive; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Risk evaluation