RISK ASSESSMENT OF THE RAIL TRANSPORTATION OF LIQUID CHLORINE

An assessment has been performed on the toxication risk of the population due to bulk transportation of liquid chlorine by rail in Finland. Fourteen rail accident types were selected and the leakage probability was estimated for each type separately. The study resulted in some important conclusions on how to reduce transport risks effectively. The main conclusion is that if a chlorine tanker is not placed at either end of a train among the four first or last wagons, tank damage probability is noticeably reduced. By reconstruction of the valves and the manhole neck, the likelihood of leakages as well as impact damages in accidents could be reduced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Second Int Symp on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Processing Industry, Heidelberg, West Germany, September 6-9, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Chem Apparatewesen

    Frankfurt am Main,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Lautkaski, R
    • Mankamo, T
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publ Series No. 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM