Article | The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference | Modification of the approach to hazard assessment for energetic materials after 5 years of practice of the EU directive 96/82/CE ‚ÄúSeveso II‚ÄĚ

Title:
Modification of the approach to hazard assessment for energetic materials after 5 years of practice of the EU directive 96/82/CE ‚ÄúSeveso II‚ÄĚ
Author:
R. Folchi: NITREX, Italy L. Ferraglio: NITREX, Italy M. Battocchio: NITREX, Italy
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Year:
2006
Conference:
The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference
Issue:
018
Article no.:
022
No. of pages:
1
Publication type:
Abstract
Published:
2007-03-13
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The European Directive 96/82/EC; ‚ÄúSeveso II‚ÄĚ; required companies to quantify the impact caused by a major accident. However; due to new knowledge about dangerous substances and because of severe accidents involving dangerous products (Baia Mare; Romania and Donana; Estonia); it was felt necessary to improve the Seveso II legislation.

Through the Directive; 2003/105/EC; more detailed plans were introduced as well as information needed to assess the potential damage caused by major accidents involving explosives. In fact; the new directive proposes a drastic reduction of the quantities of dangerous substances allowed; new and more detailed information both on the structure and on the surrounding areas and more specific and focused controls by competent authorities.

In this article; algorithms and procedures are given to asses danger; risk and total impact after 5 years of practice and confrontation with fire departments and local environmental authorities. The procedure is presented through the following categories:

  1. Environmental analysis
  2. Human resources
  3. Dangerous products (both present in the structure or originated by the transformation/modification of the dangerous substances)
  4. Activities; infrastructures; plants and instruments
  5. Safety and security
  6. Consequences of the accident (overpressure waves; primary fragmentation; seismic waves; dangerous gasses; thermal radiations; iso-damage areas)
  7. Environmental damage (combustion; explosion; dispersion)
  8. Analysis of the surrounding environment
  9. Territorial compatibility of the deposit
  10. Precaution to prevent accidents (both on a project and organisation level)
  11. Critical situations; emergencies
  12. Containment systems
  13. Insurance

Furthermore; practical cases are discussed.

The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference

Author:
R. Folchi, L. Ferraglio, M. Battocchio
Title:
Modification of the approach to hazard assessment for energetic materials after 5 years of practice of the EU directive 96/82/CE ‚ÄúSeveso II‚ÄĚ
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The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference

Author:
R. Folchi, L. Ferraglio, M. Battocchio
Title:
Modification of the approach to hazard assessment for energetic materials after 5 years of practice of the EU directive 96/82/CE ‚ÄúSeveso II‚ÄĚ
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