DECISION MAKING IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION

Two tools to determine the hazard presented by a large quantity of hazardous materials are the "Equivalent Safety Concept" developed by P. J. Danahy and B. S. Gathy and the "Population Vulnerability Model" developed by Enviro Control, Inc. The Equivalent Safety Concept is a noncomputer technique that develops indexes for cargo hazard, for vessel design, and port safety. These are used to assist in a judgmental decision of authorization of vessel transit. The Population Vulnerability Model is a computer simulation of a cargo spill integrated with census data. The damage to life and property are calculated using the census data and the cargo properties to determine the number of deaths and injuries to personnel and dollar loss from the cargo release. The results and relative hazards calculated using these techniques are compared and analyzed.

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    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Luckritz, R T
    • Schneider, A L
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00331843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM