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Volume 342, 20219th edition of the International Multidisciplinary Symposium “UNIVERSITARIA SIMPRO 2021”: Quality and Innovation in Education, Research and Industry – the Success Triangle for a Sustainable Economic, Social and Environmental Development”
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Advances in Safety Science and Occupational Risk Management|
|Published online||20 July 2021|
Safety assessment of industrial locations under the effects generated by controlled explosions
National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX Petrosani, Department of Safety of Explosion and Pyrotechnic Articles, G-ral V. Milea Street 32-34, Petrosani, Romania
2 Polytechnical University Timisoara, University P-ta Victoriei Street 2, Timisoara, Romania
* Gabriel Vasilescu: email@example.com
The identification and consideration of various potential hazards significantly reduce the accidents in the industrial locations where specific operations with explosive materials take place. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects generated by external explosions produced near an experimental steel frame building model. The novelty of the paper is the combination of experimental results on site with data from specialised databases of accidental explosions. These data were integrated using computer modelling to evaluate the risk associated with different hazardous situations (shockwave propagation, spreading of debris), and the effects on the location. The numerical simulations were performed using IMESAFR software, which is a quantitative risk assessment tool and can be used to calculate risk to personnel from commercial explosives facilities and operations. The results of the simulations were used to design the perimeter security within the site and the placement of the experimental model, considering the maximum expected blast charge. Considering the limited space available on site, the results of the simulations were very valuable and confirmed the tests that were already planned can be performed without any risk for personnel, nearby buildings and facilities.
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