Addressing emerging risks using carbon capture and storage as an example

Abstract : The European iNTeg-Risk project is a large-scale integrated project aimed at improving the management of emerging risks related to new technologies in European industry. The project aims to build a new management paradigm for emerging risks as a set of principles supported by a common language, agreed tools and methods, and key performance indicators, all integrated into a single framework. It is using a number of Emerging Risk Representative Applications (ERRAs), or case studies, to inform the development of the framework; one of which concerns the carbon capture and storage (CCS) process. This paper describes the iNTeg-Risk CCS ERRA. Relevant hazards and properties of carbon dioxide are described and the emerging risks from CCS are discussed. Three new tools have been developed or trialled within the ERRA. These are: the DyPASI methodology for taking account of atypical (not usually identified) events during hazard identification; a methodology for including the time dimension in a risk assessment; and life-cycle approaches for risk management and communication. For CCS, the risk assessment needs to include both short-term potential accidents from capture, transport or injection, as well as very long-term risks from storage. Knowledge gaps which are generic to emerging risks are also identified.
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Jill Wilday, Nicola Paltrinieri, Régis Farret, Jérôme Hebrard, Leo Breedveld. Addressing emerging risks using carbon capture and storage as an example. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Elsevier, 2011, 89 (6), pp.463-471. ⟨10.1016/j.psep.2011.06.021⟩. ⟨ineris-00963322⟩

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