Title: Natech risk reduction and assessment
Authors: KRAUSMANN Elisabeth
Publisher: Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC102890
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC102890
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Natural hazards can damage structures and equipment housing hazardous materials at industrial facilities. This can lead to loss-of-containment events with often severe consequences due to toxic releases, fires or explosions. Awareness of this Natech risk is growing and dedicated research initiatives aim to close existing gaps in reducing the risk. This paper provides an overview of the state of knowledge related to Natech risk reduction, including the most common equipment damage and failure modes for different types of natural hazards and a selection of possible risk-reduction measures. It also discusses the Natech risk-assessment approach and introduces the RAPID-N tool for rapid Natech risk assessment and mapping.
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