Risk Analysis

Correlation of Quantitative Risk Results for High Hazard Processes

Journal Article

A quantitative risk analysis was conducted to evaluate the design of the VX neutralization subsystem and related support facilities of the U.S. Army Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. Three major incidents including agent release, personnel injury, and system loss were studied using fault tree analysis methodology. Each incident was assigned a risk assessment code based on the severity level and probability of occurrence of the incident. Safety mitigations or design changes were recommended to bring the “undesired” risk level (typical agent release events) to be “acceptable with controls” or “acceptable.”

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