WIT Press


Change Capability Of Protection Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN090091

Volume

110

Pages

9

Published

2009

Size

352 kb

Author(s)

N. Gronau, S. Sielaff, E. Weber, T. Roechert-Voigt & M. Stein

Abstract

The presented ongoing research project focuses on the protection of critical infrastructures. The aim is to improve the interaction in disaster management by designing change-capable protection systems. Change Capability describes the ability of a system to conform quickly and efficiently on changing requirements. The research results are tested by an impact assessment for disasters. This method is based on both technological and legal impact assessment. Within the practical part of the project, the current protection system of a chemical plant is analyzed scenario-based. Afterwards this system is explored again by the impact assessment with the improvements concerning the Change Capability. By comparing the consequences of a disaster scenario with and without change capable qualities, it is possible to verify the vantages of adaptable protection systems. The paper introduces the procedures for Change Capability analysis and for disaster impact assessment. Furthermore, the first results of the practical application are represented. Keywords: change capability, critical infrastructures, protection systems, impact assessment.

Keywords

change capability, critical infrastructures, protection systems, impact assessment