Accident Management & Risk-Based Compliance With 40 CFR 68 for Chemical Process Facilities

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A risk-based logic model is suggested as an appropriate basis for better predicting accident progression and ensuing source terms to the environment from process upset conditions in complex chemical process facilities. Under emergency conditions, decision-makers may use the Accident Progression Event Tree approach to identify the best countermeasure for minimizing deleterious consequences to receptor groups before the atmospheric release has initiated. It is concluded that the chemical process industry may use this methodology as a supplemental information provider to better comply with the Environmental Protection Agency`s proposed 40 CFR 68 Risk Management Program rule. An illustration using a benzene-nitric acid ... continued below

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O`Kula, K.R.; Taylor, R.P. Jr. & Ashbaugh, S.G. August 23, 1995.

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A risk-based logic model is suggested as an appropriate basis for better predicting accident progression and ensuing source terms to the environment from process upset conditions in complex chemical process facilities. Under emergency conditions, decision-makers may use the Accident Progression Event Tree approach to identify the best countermeasure for minimizing deleterious consequences to receptor groups before the atmospheric release has initiated. It is concluded that the chemical process industry may use this methodology as a supplemental information provider to better comply with the Environmental Protection Agency`s proposed 40 CFR 68 Risk Management Program rule. An illustration using a benzene-nitric acid potential interaction demonstrates the value of the logic process. The identification of worst-case releases and planning for emergency response are improved through these methods, at minimum. It also provides a systematic basis for prioritizing facility modifications to correct vulnerabilities.

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  • 1995 International mechanical engineering congress and exhibition, San Francisco, CA (United States), 12-17 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96060025
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--95-0358
  • Report No.: CONF-951135--31
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 194328
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666478

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O`Kula, K.R.; Taylor, R.P. Jr. & Ashbaugh, S.G. Accident Management & Risk-Based Compliance With 40 CFR 68 for Chemical Process Facilities, article, August 23, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666478/: accessed July 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.