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The paper describes an EC project (Benchmark Exercise on Major Hazards Analysis) aimed at assessing the state of the art of chemical risk analysis and the associated uncertainties. The same reference subject, an ammonia storage facility, was analysed by all 11 participating teams. In the first phase, a complete risk assessment was performed and the results were compared with respect to methodologies, data and models employed. In the second working phase, a set of selected partial exercises with predefined boundary conditions was carried out in an attempt to identify the sources of the overall spread of the results obtained from phase one.

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Authors: AMENDOLA A, JRC Ispra (IT);CONTINI S, JRC Ispra (IT);ZIOMAS I, University of Thessaloniki, Department of Physics (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 29 (1992) pp. 347-363
Record Number: 199210735 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en