Analysis of accidents involving hazardous materials

Considerable quantities of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) are produced and stored in the chemical and process industries or transported by railway, road or sea. These can be stored either in liquid form under pressure at near ambient temperatures, or liquefied by cooling the chemical to or below its boiling point. The dispersion model ESCAPE (Expert System for Consequence Analysis and Preparing for Emergencies) is a validated assessment tool for consequence analysis of accidents involving hazardous materials.

Link to ESCAPE model page http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/chemical-accident-model.

Contact information

Scientist Juha Nikmo
tel. +358 29 539 5454
 

Scientist Kari Riikonen
tel. +358 29 539 5555
 

e-mail: forename.surname@fmi.fi
fax +358 29 539 5403