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GIS interfaced OECD/PIARC QRA model for road transportation of hazardous goods


Within the framework of a research project carried out for both the OECD and the PIARC, INERIS developed a Quantitative Risk Assessment Model (QRA model) for the transport of Hazardous Goods on roads including tunnel sections. This work was also carried out with the collaboration of WS-Atkins (UK) and the University of Waterloo (Canada). INERIS, which was the leading developer of this original model, launched a new research project in order to facilitate the generation of data necessary for a given risk study. A new version of the model is in development. These new developments have been funded by the French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Growth and the French Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Buildings, Tourism and the Sea. These new developments have been processed in order to enhance the user-interface performance of the original models (QRAM 3.20 and 3.60) and to extend the QRAM capacities to the study of longer routes. These objectives has been reached by the introduction of a linked Geographical Information System (GIS). In between the original model (QRA v3.20) has been used for the application of the French regulation (circular 2000-82, 30th november 2000). Up to now approximately twenty tunnel safety cases have been studied in order to choose the lowest risky route between the open air route and the tunnel one. Doing that the risk level for the road transportation of hazardous goods has been reduced. In order to have in one hand a global view of the various developments of the QRAM and in an other hand to linked these models to the European regulation framework the present paper deals with the following topics : The present regulation for the transport of dangerous goods by road in Europe, The methodology governing the QRAM, The lessons from the French application of the QRAM, The new developments for a GIS interfaced QRAM, The application of the QRAM at European and International level.
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ineris-00972451 , version 1 (03-04-2014)


  • HAL Id : ineris-00972451 , version 1
  • INERIS : PU-2004-054


Emmanuel Ruffin, Charlotte Bouissou, Raphaël Defert, Nelson Rodrigues, Eric Dannin, et al.. GIS interfaced OECD/PIARC QRA model for road transportation of hazardous goods. 11. International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industry, May 2004, Praha, Czech Republic. pp.4273-4282. ⟨ineris-00972451⟩
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