Accession Number : ADA331302

Title :   Risk Assessment of Air Versus Other Transportation Modes for Explosives and Flammable Cryogenic Liquids. Volume I: Risk Assessment Method and Results.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ORI INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Kloeber, G. ; Cornell, M. ; McNamara, T. ; Moscati, A.

PDF Url : ADA331302

Report Date : DEC 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : This report describes a method for assessing the comparative risks of transporting hazardous materials by alternative routes and modes. The method is then applied to he transport of Class A explosives and liquid hydrogen between specific origin-destinations, testing the air-highway modal combination with alternative combinations with highway, rail, and marine modes. The risks were found to be highly route-dependent; however, for those routes selected, the air-highway modal combination showed generally lower risks. Rerouting and improvement in terminal operations showed the greatest opportunity for risk reduction.

Descriptors :   *RISK, *LAND TRANSPORTATION, *AIR TRANSPORTATION, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, RAIL TRANSPORTATION, LIQUIDS, EXPLOSIVES, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, LIQUID HYDROGEN, HIGHWAYS, CRYOGENICS, FLAMMABILITY.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE