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Cai, Jitao (author), Wu, Jiansong (author), Yuan, S. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Bai, Yiping (author)
Focusing on the effective configuration of emergency response systems in utility tunnels, this study proposes an innovative approach to optimize existing emergency response systems based on a consequence rapid prediction model and genetic algorithm. In the proposed approach, the interactions between different emergency response components are...
journal article 2024
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Zhang, Muchen (author), Li, Zelin (author), Hou, Shuya (author), Deng, Siyu (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Yang, M. (author), Zhang, Bin (author)
Domino effects are high-impact low-probability events that can have catastrophic consequences. To prevent and to reduce risks related to such events, safety barriers (SBs) are crucial. However, the initiation, propagation, and stopping processes of domino effects are characterized with complexity and uncertainties and hence they are...
journal article 2024
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Zeng, Tao (author), Chen, Guohua (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Hu, Kun (author)
In chemical industrial areas, technological accidents triggered by natural events (Natech events) may escalate. Complex cascading multi-hazard scenarios with high uncertainties may be caused. Resilience is an essential property of a system to withstand and recover from disruptive events. The present study focuses on the change of the resilience...
journal article 2023
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Yuan, S. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Yang, M. (author)
An integrated approach for performance assessment and management of safety barriers in a systemic manner is needed concerning the prevention and mitigation of major accidents in chemical process industries. Particularly, the effects of safety barriers on system risk reduction should be assessed in a dynamic manner to support the decision-making...
journal article 2023
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Yuan, S. (author), Yang, M. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Chen, C. (author), Wu, Jiansong (author)
Barriers are used in various forms to assure the safety of chemical plants. A deep understanding of the literature related to safety barriers is essential to tackle the challenges in improving their design and management. This paper first provides an overview of the history of the development of the safety barrier concept. Subsequently, this...
journal article 2022
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Yuan, S. (author), Cai, Jitao (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Yang, M. (author), Chen, Chao (author), Wu, Jiansong (author)
Toxic gas leakage represents a type of major process accident scenario threatening human life. Technical and non-technical safety barriers are employed to prevent toxic gas leakage accidents or mitigate the possible catastrophic consequences. Evacuation must be executed in severe toxic gas release scenarios. The performance assessment of...
journal article 2022
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Bai, Y. (author), Wu, Jiansong (author), Yuan, S. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Yang, M. (author), Cai, Jitao (author)
As a kind of critical infrastructure of energy transportation, so-called ‘utility tunnels’ have been developed around the world. Hosting a natural gas pipeline inside the natural gas compartment of a utility tunnel facilitates its maintenance but also brings potential explosion concerns due to the confined space. Although some work focuses on...
journal article 2022
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Sun, Hao (author), Wang, Haiqing (author), Yang, M. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author)
The performance assessment of safety barriers is essential to find vulnerable elements in a safety barrier system. Traditional performance assessment approaches mainly focus on using several static indicators for quantifying the performance of safety barriers. However, with the increasing complexity of the system, emerging hazards are highly...
journal article 2021
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van Nunen, Karolien (author), Swuste, P.H.J.J. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Paltrinieri, Nicola (author), Aneziris, Olga (author), Ponnet, Koen (author)
A Belgian manufacturing company uses pallet movers for internal transport. Despite the company's efforts to improve occupational safety, accidents with pallet movers remain noteworthy. In order to control occupational accidents, it is crucial to have a clear view of the potential accident scenarios that are present in a company. The bow-tie...
journal article 2018
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