TRANSPORT ACCIDENT FREQUENCY DATA, THEIR SOURCES AND THEIR APPLICATION IN RISK ASSESSMENT

Base transport accident frequency data and sources of these data are presented. Both generic information and rates specific to particular routes or packages are included. Strong packages, such as those containing significant quantities of radioactive materials, will survive most of the accidents represented by these base frequences without a containment breach. The association of severity probability distributions with a base frequency, and package and contents response, leading to the quantification of release frequency and magnitude, are often more important in risk assessment than the base frequency itself. This paper therefore includes brief comments on techniques adopted to utilize the base frequencies. This paper reports an accident frequency data survey undertaken at the end of 1986. It has not been updated to take account of work published between January 1987 and report publication date.

  • Corporate Authors:

    UKAEA Risley Nuclear Power Development Estab

    Culcheth,   England 
  • Authors:
    • APPLETON, P R
  • Publication Date: 1988-8

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  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SRD-R-474
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM