WIT Press


Risk Assessment And Cost-benefit Techniques As Management Tools For Oil Spill Prevention

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980231

Volume

27

Pages

11

Published

1998

Size

872 kb

Author(s)

S. Diller

Abstract

In the last 15 years, and especially after remarkable large technological accidents like Bhopal, San Juanico,Tacoa, Piper Alpha, Exxon Valdez, Sea Empress, etc, the risk assessment tools have become a must for design engineers and also have been growing popular since more reliable oil spill accident analysis data has been gathered in the last ten years. On the other hand the large investments that have been necessary to execute in order to adequate and improve old facilities, equipment, etc., and the total loss control enhancements in new projects, have created some concern on how much safe is safe and how much money is necessary to spend in order to be sufficiently preventive without getting into financial trouble and being technological

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