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Improvement in the Risk Reduction of Dikes of Storage Tanks Handling Hazardous Chemicals

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2016, 12(1), pp.83-93
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

신창현 1 Park, Jai-hak 2

1환경부 화학물질안전원
2충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

The recent inspection results have revealed that a great number of dikes in domestic industries did not function well as they were installed under the Toxic Chemicals Act prior to 2015. However, the Chemicals Controls Act of 2015 has significantly enhanced the standards of dikes for efficient prevention of chemical accidents. The act specifies the details on dikes including the volume, thickness and bottom materials, and can be used as safety management instructions at the workplace. However, the standards focus only on detaining spilled chemicals, and are thus limited when applied to volatile chemicals with high vapor pressure. This study proposed the revised standards of dikes to minimize the endpoint of volatile chemical accidents, considering the surface area of spilled chemicals. Maintaining the distance between the sides of storage tank and the dike within 1.5 m was found to be the most effective for preventing chemical accidents and reducing damage.

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