WIT Press


Risk Analysis And Safety In LPG Storage: The Indexed Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK080111

Volume

39

Pages

10

Page Range

101 - 110

Published

2008

Size

440 kb

Author(s)

M. Mariani & M. R. Vallerotonda

Abstract

The major-accident hazards industries involving dangerous substances are subjected to European Council Directive 96/82. In according with Seveso’s norms the operator must produce the \“Safety Report” (SR) in which he must demonstrate that all necessary measures are taken in order to prevent such accidents. The essential purpose of the Indexed Method is to find, through a numerical classification, the technological units of plant that are probable accident sources. In this way the operator aims to implementation the most appropriate prevention and protection measures in order to reduce the major-accident hazards. In Annex A of the present paper the application of the Indexed Method to an underground tank stocking liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is described. Keywords: major-accident hazards, dangerous substances, Indexed Method. 1 Introduction The European Council Directive 82/501 (Seveso I) was adopted for majoraccident hazards of certain industrial activities involving dangerous substances. The above Directive was reviewed in the light of industrial accidents, studies on carcinogens and substances dangerous to the environment and, so, in Italy the Law No. 334/99 was issued (Seveso II).

Keywords

major-accident hazards, dangerous substances, Indexed Method.