A multi-plant emergency response plan for tackling major fire accidents in chemical clusters

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Abstract

In chemical industrial areas, the so-called chemical clusters, there are many dangerous chemical process units and storage equipment. Major fire accidents in the chemical clusters may cause huge losses due to domino effects happening outside the boundaries of one chemical plant. Therefore, managing these multi-plant crisis situations are essential to contain and control the fire, to safeguard employees and anyone nearby who might be affected and to minimize damage to property or the environment. However, multi-plant emergency response planning is not identical to that of a single company. In 2013, Reniers & Faes (Reniers & Faes, 2013) proposed an emergency planning approach at chemical cluster level. Accordingly, this paper aims to present a multi-plant emergency planning tool in case of major fire accidents so that the emergency levels and respective response actions at individual companies within the cluster can be identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017
EditorsMarko Cepin, Radim Briš
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages139-143
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138629370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017 - Portorož, Slovenia
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017
CountrySlovenia
CityPortorož
Period18/06/1722/06/17

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