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Hydrogen And Transport: The Risks Should Not Be Underestimated!

Hydrogen and transport: the risks should not be underestimated!

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As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, France intends to develop low-carbon, renewable hydrogen (H2) in industry, energy and transport. Whether for tried-and-tested processes or new applications, the physicochemical properties of H2 can facilitate or complicate[...]
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Runaway Reactions, Case Studies, Lessons Learned

Runaway reactions, case studies, lessons learned

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Runaway reactions are a major source of industrial accidents. They can occur in a wide array of sectors, including chemicals, petrochemicals, food processing, plastics and rubber manufacturing, and metalworking and are primarily caused by a loss of process control. The[...]
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Geographical Distribution Of Industrial Accidents In France

Geographical distribution of industrial accidents in France

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The ARIA database on technological accidents lists 26,271 events in French industrial establishments between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 2016. This large sample allows to give some trends on the exposure of the territories (regions, county) to the industrial[...]
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Anticipating Fire And Explosion Risks In Wood Silos

Anticipating fire and explosion risks in wood silos

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Over the past 3 years, more than 40 fires involving silos containing wood chips or sawdust have been recorded in the ARIA database. In such instances, operational difficulties are commonly encountered by emergency services (lengthy interventions, vulnerability of storage structures,[...]
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Major fires

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Significant fires are fires that cause damage beyond the unit or equipment causing the accident. This sheet presents the human, social, environmental and economic consequences of these events. Apart from the causes (malicious act, electrical failure, material failure, work by[...]
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Domino effects

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Through the analysis of several singular events, the following fact sheet illustrates the dangers associated with some industrial activities, as for example transportation of flammable materials by pipelines. Moreover, some dangerous phenomena can be caused by domino effects on the[...]
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Explosion water / molten metal

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Explosions following a molten metal / water contact are well-known accidents in the metallurgical industry, which sometimes result in significant human and material consequences. The ARIA database contains some fifty such events implying ferrous and non-ferrous metals melt. The fact[...]
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Water pollution by hydrocarbons

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The Water Framework Directive of December 2000 which commits the countries of the European Union with a goal of regaining the quality of the water and the aquatic environments by 2015, supposes a better protection of these environments against any[...]
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Characterization of hazardous phenomena

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The accidents recorded in the ARIA database involve three main profiles of dangerous phenomena: fires, relief of hazardous materials and explosions. Fire and the relief of hazardous materials are the most frequent accidents. However, the explosions, which are less numerous,[...]
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