Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Comparison of Dutch and Russian standards for calculating physical effects of hazardous substances
Authors: Leksin, Alexey
Barth, Uli
Adelulov, D.
Mock, Ralf Günter
Proceedings: Safety and reliability of complex engineered systems : ESREL 2015
Pages: 69
Pages to: 78
Conference details: 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2015), Zurich, 7-10 September 2015
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 978-1-138-02879-1
Language: English
Subjects: Standards; Brandschutz; Risiko
Subject (DDC): 363: Environmental and security problems
Abstract: Methods to calculate effects of the accidental release of hazardous chemicals are documented in various national technical standards, guidelines and other bodies of laws. However, these standards differ in methodological concepts, resources needed and tool support. This may leave room for inconsistencies concerning results and subsequently risks figures. Although these differences complicate the point-by-point comparison of results the set of methodologies offer alternatives to scientists and practitioners when looking for most applicable approaches and potential for optimization in methodology and tool development. The comparison, bases on the compilation of standards of two different legislative bodies: the Russian “Method to define the computed value of fire risks in industrial facilities”, implemented into a MS EXCEL prototype tool, and the TNO EFFECTS framework and tool. In order to elaborate the variation effects on the computational results, three flammable substances are considered and recalculated by a case study. The paper concludes that on one side the comparison of both tools is similar for some scenarios, also compared with the case studies and on the other hand scenarios exists, which have different heat flux, and gives a motivation to research the real pool fires and compare these with the existing tools.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
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