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  • Analysis of domino effect in pipelines 

    Ramírez Camacho, Jaime Giovanni; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Amaya Gomez, Rafael; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe (2015-11-15)
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    Parallel pipelines are frequently installed over long distances, due to the difficulty in creating or maintaining the required corridor. This implies that a release in one pipeline can seriously affect another one. The ...
  • Tool for the identification and assessment of Environmental Aspects in Ports (TEAP) 

    Puig Duran, Martí; Wooldridge, Chris; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria (2015-08-01)
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    A new tool to assist port authorities in identifying aspects and in assessing their significance (TEAP) has been developed. The present research demonstrates that although there is a high percentage of European ports that ...
  • Current status and trends of the environmental performance in European ports 

    Puig Duran, Martí; Wooldridge, Chris; Michail, Antonis; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria (2015)
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    This paper investigates the current status and trends over time in the environmental performance of European ports. The research is based on the provision of data from 79 European ports on issues related to their environmental ...
  • Optimizing the design of storage facilities through the application of ISD and QRA 

    Bernechea, Esteban; Arnaldos Viger, Josep (2014-11-17)
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    Four strategies can be used to achieve safety in chemical processes: inherent, passive, active and procedural; however, the one that offers better results is the inherent safety approach, especially if applied at the initial ...
  • Reduction of the uncertainty in the frequency calculation in port accidents through fuzzy logic 

    González Dan, José Roberto; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria (2014)
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    Seaports play a very important role in the international commerce. They have influence on very large geographical areas and carry out very complex operations with large volumes of goods. Maintaining high efficiency in ...
  • Methodology for the quantification of toxic dispersions originated in warehouse fires and its application to the QRA in Catalonia (Spain) 

    Seguí Julià, Xavier; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria; Vílchez Sánchez, Juan Antonio; Arnaldos Viger, Josep (2014)
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    A tool for the quantification of the consequences of toxic dispersions coming from fires in warehouses has been developed. This tool is expected to be applied in the framework of the risk assessment in Catalonia, specifically ...
  • Analysis of methodologies and uncertainties in the prediction of BLEVE blast 

    Hemmatian, Behrouz; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2014)
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    Even though BLEVEs have been studied by a number of authors, there are still significant gaps in their knowledge and in the prediction of their physical effects. Diverse methodologies have been proposed to calculate ...
  • Identification and selection of environmental performance indicators for sustainable port development 

    Puig, Martí; Wooldridge, Chris; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria (2014)
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    In this paper an identification and selection of Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs) in port areas has been conducted. A comprehensive inventory of existing EPIs in use in the seaport sector has been identified for ...
  • Predicting the frequency of accidents in port areas by developing event trees from historical analysis 

    Ronza, A; Félez, S; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria; Carol Llopart, Sergi; Vílchez Sánchez, Juan Antonio; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2003-11)
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    The historical analysis of 828 accidents in port areas, which have been selected from a database, has been used to identify the sequences of the accidents. Processing these data has allowed the event trees and the probability ...
  • A procedure for identifying environmental significant aspects in ports 

    Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria; Ronza, A; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Stojanovic, T; Wooldridge, C (2005-03)
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    Anewmethodologyhasbeendesignedtoidentifyandrankthesignificantenvironmentalaspectsinseaports.Themainobjective oftheStrategicOverviewofSignificantEnvironmentalAspects(SOSEA)istohelpportmanagerstoidentifysignificantenviron ...

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