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NaTech And French Industrial Facilities

NaTech and French industrial facilities

Analysis of the ARIA database shows a sharp increase in NaTech events in French industrial facilities between 2010 and 2019. NaTech accidents are technological events that have been triggered or exacerbated by intense natural phenomena, such as floods, high temperatures[...]
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Seal Boxes : Not To Be Mistaken As A Cure For Ageing

Seal boxes : not to be mistaken as a cure for ageing

Commonly used to plug leaks on pipelines, seal boxes serve stop discharge flows without entirely shutting down production. Despite this advantage, several accidents have shown that this type of remedial action is not sustainable and moreover necessitates regular monitoring during[...]
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Several million tons of petroleum and chemical products, as well as billions of m³ of natural gas, are transported each year in the French pipeline network. The main characteristics of the accidents encountered, as well as the probability of occurrence[...]
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Transport of waste in tank trucks

Collecting, consolidating or mixing and transportation of liquid waste is the cause of many accidents. By their nature, waste can indeed be "sensitive" materials with physico-chemical characteristics more or less identified, unlike those of raw material. The risks induced result[...]
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Natural gas distribution

Natural gas distribution networks are regularly damaged by public works vehicles during road works in the city. This fact sheet shows the main accident scenarios affecting these structures. Significant accidents, in regard of their human and social consequences or their[...]
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Rails accidents in urban areas

In France, the three-quarters of the total tonnage of dangerous goods transported would be by road, 15% by rail and 3% by inland waterway, with pipeline transport accounting for a very small share. In 2009, 13.8 million tons of dangerous[...]
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