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|Title:||Application of the HarsMeth Methodology as a Tool for Analysing the Chemical Accidents Reported to the MARS Database|
|Authors:||SALES SABORIT JAIME; MUSHTAQ FESIL; CHRISTOU MICHAIL; NOMEN ROSA|
|Citation:||PROCESS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION vol. 86 p. 95-102|
|Publisher:||INST CHEMICAL ENGINEERS|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||This paper presents a comparative analysis between the causes that lead to accidents in the chemical industries, and the issues covered by the hazard assessment methodology HarsMeth. The objective of the report is to identify possible synergies between lessons learned from accident analyses and the requirements that an efficient hazard assessment tool must meet to be reliable. The analysis has been performed on a selection of accidents reported to the MARS database involving chemical reactivity. The main causes have been identified and linked to the different topics included in HarsMeth, referring to specific management or technical issues, in an attempt to identify what areas of a chemical process are more critical as potential causes of accidents.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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