Title: Application of the HarsMeth Methodology as a Tool for Analysing the Chemical Accidents Reported to the MARS Database
Authors: SALES SABORIT JAIMEMUSHTAQ FESILCHRISTOU MICHAILNOMEN ROSA
Citation: PROCESS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION vol. 86 p. 95-102
Publisher: INST CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
Publication Year: 2008
JRC Publication N°: JRC35587
ISSN: 0957-5820
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2007.10.001
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC35587
DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2007.10.001
Type: Articles in Journals
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.
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