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  • 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 ...
  • Experimental data and CFD performance for cloud dispersion analysis: The USP-UPC project 

    Miralles Schleder, Adriana; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Ramos Martins, Marcelo (2015-11-01)
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    Forecasting the behaviour of a flammable or toxic cloud is a critical challenge in quantitative risk analysis. Recent literature shows that empirical and integral models are unable to model complex dispersion scenarios, ...
  • Looking towards the hinterland for sustainable development 

    Seguí Julià, Xavier; Puig Duran, Martí; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria; Wooldridge, Chris (2015-12-21)
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  • New environmental performance baseline for inland ports: A benchmark for the European inland port sector 

    Seguí Julià, Xavier; Puig Duran, Martí; Quinteri, Eugenio; Wooldridge, Chris; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria (2016-04-01)
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    This paper presents the results of a collaborative programme of action between the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) and the EC PORTOPIA research project to assist EU inland ports to enhance further their environmental ...
  • Identification of Occupational Health, Safety, Security (OHSS) and Environmental Performance Indicators in port areas 

    Antao, Pedro; Calderón, Marlene; Puig Duran, Martí; Michail, Antonis; Wooldridge, Chris; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria (2016-06-01)
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    This paper aims at defining a set of indicators to be applied in port areas on the topics of Occupational Health, Safety, Security (OHSS) and Environment. The techniques used to identify and select the OHSS indicators ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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