Environmental Risk Assessment Of A Textile Factory In Turkey

  • Meral Mungan
  • ÜLkÜ Yetiş
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Chemical explosion and fire risk assessment is conducted for a textile mill in Turkey. The study is within the framework of the first implementation of the EC Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC Directive) (96/61/EC) before legal transposition of the directive. Carrying out risk assessments in industrial facilities is necessary to comply with IPPC. Industrial accidents should also be investigated within the framework of the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents Directive (98/685/EC).

The study aims to conduct a semi-quantitative risk analysis for a textile mill. The prese.nt risk analysis focuses on risks arising from flammable and combustible chemicals. Accordingly, risky units and the associated risks are determined first. Then a suitable method for a semi-quantitative risk analysis is selected. To rank hazards in terms of risk levels, a matrix method is used. The highest risks turn out to be the knock-on effects of an explosion on other industrial facilities. The danger of a dust explosion and vapor cloud explosion occurring is ranked high as well. Overall a chemical warehouse possesses the highest risk level.

Keywords

Explosion fire industrial safety environmental security textile industry 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Palmer, K.N. (1973) Dust Explosions and Fires. Chapman & Hall, LondonGoogle Scholar
  2. Underdown, G. (1979) Practical Fire Precautions. Farnborough, EnglandGoogle Scholar
  3. Alp, E. (2007a) Course Notes: Consequence Analysis Methods for Hazards Associated with Releases of Hazardous Materials. METU, TurkeyGoogle Scholar
  4. Alp, E. (2007b) Course Notes: Screening Level Risk Assessment and Risk Ranking Using Matrix Methods: Systematic Process to IDentify Undesirable Events and Prioritize Risks for Developing Control Measures. METU, TurkeyGoogle Scholar
  5. IPPC Directive 96/61/ECGoogle Scholar
  6. Seveso I Directive—82/501/EC and Seveso II Directive—96/82/ECGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media B.V 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Meral Mungan
    • 1
  • ÜLkÜ Yetiş
    • 1
  1. 1.Ortadogu Teknik UniversitesiMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Personalised recommendations