Title: Potential Impact of Tsunamis on an Oil Refinery in Southern Italy
Authors: CRUZ Ana mariaKRAUSMANN ElisabethFRANCHELLO Giovanni
Citation: New Perspectives on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response vol. 9 p. 27-32
Publisher: Atlantis Press
Publication Year: 2009
JRC Publication N°: JRC52255
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC52255
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: This work summarizes the results of a study that analyzed the potential impact of two credible tsunami scenarios originating in the Tyrrhenian Sea on an oil refinery in Sicily. The results indicate that the refinery would be subject to some flooding due to the tsunamis. Some damage caused by the impact of floating debris is possible. Overall, the risk of major hazardous materials releases due to direct impact on storage vessels is low. However small releases could occur due to floating off of storage tanks with consequent breaking of connected pipelines, and process upsets caused by water intrusion of electrical equipment, control pan-els and active safety and mitigation measures.
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