Ruj, Biswajit and Chatterjee, Pradip Kumar (2012) Toxic release of chlorine and off-site emergency scenario - A case study. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 25. pp. 650-653. ISSN 0950-4230

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Release of chlorine gas causes deaths and injuries to workers and the public, resulting in the evacuation of communities and adversely affecting the environment as a whole. The off-site emergency plan is an integral part of any major hazard control system. This paper highlights some salient features of the emergency scenario from a chemical plant, which ultimately lead to fatal consequences all around upon releases of toxic chlorine gas. A typical scenario illustrating the dispersion model of chlorine (for three isopleths concentration) has been estimated by Complex Hazards Air Release Model (CHARM) software package. The enlarged form of this model diagram has been outlined on the area map of the study area for contingency planning. As a broad guide line to the district authorities for contingency planning, evacuation time has also been calculated with reference to a concentration level of 3 ppm chlorine.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Hazard, emergency planning, reliability engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 09:39

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