EQUIVALENT SAFETY AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION
Proposes a methodology to assess hazards, safety, and safety requirements in the marine transportation of hazardous materials. The basic approach is to quantify on a relative basis rather than on some absolute scale. The authors suggest that each hazardous commodity can be graded on a numerical scale indicating the relative hazard while the vessels can be graded on a numerical scale for relative safety provided by the design, operation, etc. By combining the commodity relative hazard rating with the vessel safety rating an overall transportation safety rating may be obtained. Also suggests a method to quantify, on a relative basis, the safety requirements for waterways (including ports and terminals). By relating the transportation safety rating to the port safety requirement, one can determine what vessel design features are required to transport a specific hazardous commodity to a specific terminal over a required specific water route.
- Presented at meeting, Sept. 23-27, 1973.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Danahy, P J
- Gathy, B S
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Freight security; Hazardous materials; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Safety regulations
- Old TRIS Terms: Hazardous materials transportation
- Subject Areas: Environment; Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00053949
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: #73-ICT-86 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM