Title: Guidelines for stress-test design for non-nuclear critical infrastructures and systems: Applications: STREST Reference Report 5
Authors: AKKAR SinanARGYROUDIS SotirisBABIČ AnžeBASCO AnnaBASILI RobertoBRIZUELA BeatrizCHENG YingCOURAGE WimCROWLEY HelenDOLŠEK MatjažERDIK MustafaESPOSITO SimonaFOTOPOULOU StavroulaGIARDINI DomenicoIQBAL SarfrazKARAFAGKA StellaLORITO StefanoMATOS José PedroPIATANESI AlessioREINDERS JohanRODRIGUES DanielaROMANO FabrizioSALZANO ErnestoSCHLEISS Anton J.SELVA JacopoSTOJADINOVIĆ BozidarTONINI RobertoUÇKAN ErenVOLPE ManuelaMIGNAN Arnaud
Editors: PITILAKIS Kyriazis
TSIONIS Georgios
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC104658
ISBN: 978-92-79-64601-0 (print)
978-92-79-64600-3 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 28341 EN
OP LB-NA-28341-EN-C (print)
OP LB-NA-28341-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC104658
DOI: 10.2788/11979 (print)
10.2788/85094 (online)
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In the context of the STREST project, an engineering multi-level risk-based methodology to stress test critical non-nuclear infrastructures, named ST@STREST, has been developed. This reference report summarizes ST@STREST framework and its exploratory application to six key representative Critical Infrastructures (CIs) in Europe, exposed to variant hazards, namely: a petrochemical plant in Milazzo, Italy, large dams of the Valais region in Switzerland, hydrocarbon pipelines in Turkey, the Gasunie national gas storage and distribution network in Holland, the port infrastructure of Thessaloniki, Greece and an industrial district in the region of Tuscany, Italy. According to the characteristics of each case study, different stress test levels were applied. The application to the selected CIs is presented following the workflow of ST@STREST, comprised of four phases: Pre-Assessment phase; Assessment phase; Decision phase; and Report phase. First the goals, the method, the time frame, and the appropriate stress test level to apply are defined. Then, the stress test is performed at component and system levels and the outcomes are checked and compared to the acceptance criteria. A stress test grade is assigned and the global outcome is determined by employing a grading system. Finally, critical events and risk mitigation strategies are formulated and reported to stakeholders and authorities.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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