A DECISION-SUPPORT TOOL FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORT OPERATIONS

The transportation of hazardous goods is an important sector that affects the economy of countries; however, it also encompasses numerous hazards for the physical and social environments. This paper aims to present a methodology for the design of an architecture for monitoring the transportation of hazardous cargo. Based on a top-bottom approach, it defines the main components of a mostly suitable monitoring architecture for the transportation of hazardous goods. These components mainly refer to the application of advanced technologies for automatic cargo identification, automatic vehicle/train/vessel positioning, and information and data exchange among users. The overall architectural scheme has an integrated risk module, which plays an important role in the trip planning process and emergency situation response operations. Furthermore, an Added Value Incident Management (AVIM) Center for hazardous goods intermodal transportation has been considered as a central utility of the overall monitoring scheme. An evaluation methodology for the overall systems' architecture is included, based on the criteria as defined by the requirements of the actors involved in the transportation of hazardous materials.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
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  • Authors:
    • NATHANAIL, T
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 2147

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1996 12:00AM