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dc.contributor.authorBernechea, Esteban
dc.contributor.authorArnaldos Viger, Josep
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.identifier.citationBernechea, E.; Arnaldos, J. Design optimization of hazardous substance storage facilities to minimize project risk. "Safety science", 2013, vol. 51, núm. 1, p. 49-62.
dc.description.abstractThe storage of dangerous substances is a high risk procedure: a historical analysis revealed that 17% of the major accidents associated with the chemical industry are related to this process. When a storage facility is designed, the investment in safety is not always optimal. The safety measures that are applied are sometimes redundant or ill-maintained. One way to improve safety in a storage facility would be to take advantage of the fact that dividing the mass of dangerous substance results in less catastrophic accidents. In this paper, we present a new method for optimizing the design of storage plants and minimizing the risk by calculating the ideal number of tanks and improving the way in which money is invested in safety. This is achieved by redefining how to estimate risk and by applying the principles of mathematical optimization to quantitative risk analysis. The method is explained step by step. We also present two case studies and a validation of the method using risk analysis software and iso-risk curves.
dc.format.extent14 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química
dc.subject.lcshHazardous substances
dc.subject.lcshRisk assessment.
dc.titleDesign optimization of hazardous substance storage facilities to minimize project risk
dc.subject.lemacSubstàncies perilloses -- Accidents
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CERTEC - Centre d'Estudis del Risc Tecnològic
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorBernechea, E.; Arnaldos, J.
local.citation.publicationNameSafety science

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