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Assessment of Industrial Hazard for offsite Emergency Planning and Response – A simulated study on environs of Indane (LPG) Bottling Plant, North Guwahati, Assam, India.

Abstract

Industrial disasters however low in frequency may have a great potential to damage the environment. The damage may be either immediate or long term. In present scenario most of the industrial sites are located in densely populated areas. Relocation of either of the industrial sites or important infrastructure e.g. settlement, school, hospital etc. is rarely possible, so the focus on improving the emergency preparedness, response planning, advance safety measures, mock drill etc. is becoming an integral part of the decision makers. A simulated accident scenario have been made and analysis of hazard/threat zonation has been carried out for Indane (Liquefied Petroleum Gas-LPG) Bottling Plant, Abhoyapur , North Guwahati using Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmosphere (ALOHA), Remotely Sensed data and GIS. In the present study, an attempt has been made to generate the maximum probable threat zones of key hazards such as-toxicity, flammability, thermal radiation and over pressure using various parameters. The result of the study may provide a comprehensive idea for emergency planning and response at district level.

Keywords Emergency preparedness, LPG, ALOHA, remotely sensed data, GIS