Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
Safety and Risk Analysis
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Ciampichetti Andrea       32 20 0 0 1
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/19 5 C - Affini o integrative Discipline ingegneristiche
Objectives of the course
The course aims to provide methodologies for risk analysis of technological systems to improve safety conditions for workers and to prevent or mitigate the risks from accidents.
The course is divided into two main parts: the first part presents the techniques applied to the analysis of safety and risk assessment, and the second part is oriented to the clarification of relevant information and techniques for the assessment and management of risks (Seveso Directive).
Expected skills
Students will acquire the conceptual tools, knowledge and practical rules for analysing industrial risk (Seveso Directive) and for EIA procedures (Environmental Impact Assessment).
Basic knowledge of Boolean algebra and probabilities calculus.
1. General information on technological risk: definition, evaluation and acceptance of risk.
2. Methodologies for safety analysis:
' ' Elements of events algebra and probability calculus
' ' Identification of hazards
' Methodologies for analysing systems reliability
' ' Methodologies for analysing incidental sequences
' Risk Estimation '
3. Major risks:
' ' Regulatory Aspects
' ' Modeling of incidental phenomena (releases, fires, explosions, dispersion)
' ' Vulnerability analysis
' ' Emergency planning
4. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): cognitive and regulatory tools.
Laboratories and/or exercises
Students' proposal is to do practice in order to analyze the safety of an industrial system. Is provided for the use of the laboratory for accessing data base for historical analysis in the identification of hazards.
M. Zucchetti, Appunti di Sicurezza e Analisi di Rischio, Politecnico di Torino, 2005. Available on the course web site.
Direttiva 96/82/EC del Consiglio del 9 dicembre 1996 on the control of accidents.
DPR 175/88 and D. Lgs. 17.08.1999, n.334, Implementation of Direttiva 96/82/EC on the control of accidents involving dangerous substances, Suppl.Ord. OJ 28.9.1999. (Seveso directives 1 and 2) and subsequent additions and modifications.
Documents and reports available in Web, and available on the website of the course.
Revisions / Exam
The examination consists in an oral test.
Before the oral exam, is required to elaborate a written report on the practice.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10

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