From the Plant Risk Analysis to the Area Risk Management: Problems and Perspectives
The application of risk analysis techniques to major hazard plants has increased in the recent years, and these studies are now common practice in the design and authorization procedures for major hazard plants. A natural development of this approach is the consideration of groups of plants with the associated infrastructures to assess the risk at an area level.
This approach is not so consolidated and Authorities are now starting experimenting its benefits.
The paper presents the Author’s point of view of the problem based on their experience in developing and testing risk assessment for industrial areas.
KeywordsDomino Effect Hazard Identification Major Hazard Industrial Installation Authorization Procedure
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