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Document ID (ISN)35325
CIS number 81-714
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Luckritz R.T., Schneider A.L.
Title Decision making in hazardous materials transportation.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1980, Vol.4, No.2, p.129-143.
Abstract Among the many methods of risk analysis/risk assessment to make effective judgments of the safety of the movement of particular cargoes, 2 tools to determine the hazard presented by a large quantity of hazardous materials are examined: the "equivalent safety concept" (ESC) (Danahy and Gathy) and the "population vulnerability model" (PMV) developed by Environ Control. Inc. ESC is a noncomputer technique that develops indexes for ship cargo hazard, vessel design, and port safety. PVM is a computer simulation of a cargo spill integrated with census data. Damage to life and property are calculated using the census data and the cargo properties to determine the number of deaths and injuries to personnel and financial loss from cargo release. The results and relative hazards calculated using these techniques are compared and analysed.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; tankers; spills; sea transport; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) flammable liquids; ammonia; explosive substances; flammable substances; economic aspects; fire hazards; total loss control; ship holds; explosion hazards; flammable gases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Risk evaluation