Publication
Title
Preventing external domino accidents: a framework for enhancing cooperation in the Chemical Process Industry (CPI)
Author
Abstract
Empirical research on major accident safety in the second largest chemical cluster worldwide, the Antwerp port area, supports the design of a meta-technical framework for optimizing external domino prevention. First, the majority of Seveso top tier companies have expressed a willingness to cooperate more intensively to protect themselves against potential off-site major accidents. Second, Hazop What-if analysis and the Risk Matrix are interesting building blocks for such a framework and are frequently used risk analysis techniques at Seveso lower tier and Seveso top tier companies. The developed framework, called Hazwim, integrates these three complementary techniques into an effective standardized risk analysis framework for the prevention of external domino accidents in an industrial area. The main strengths of Hazwim are its completeness and its cost-effectiveness. The combination of techniques on the one hand and qualitative and quantitative data on the other, offers a comprehensive up-to-date list of cross-company domino hazards and recommended actions in the area under consideration. The Hazwim framework offers support to prevention managers and safety policy makers concerning external domino prevention.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Safety and Security Engineering
Source (book)
1st International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, JUN 13-15, 2005, Rome, ITALY
Publication
2005
ISBN
1-84564-019-5
1-84564-019-5
Volume/pages
82(2005), p. 721-734
ISI
000232028700070
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 21.07.2017
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