A Network on Process Safety (SAFETYNET)

Duration: 01.10.1998 – 30.09.2001 (36 months)

Coordination: PROSICHT (Germany)

Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico, AIB-Vincotte Inter; Akzo Nobel Chemicals; Christina Michelsen; Conratec; Danisco; DSM; Endesa; ENSCMu; EuropEx; Explosion Safety Systems; Farchemica; Ferring; ICT; HSE; Inburex; Ineris; IME; ITEC; IPS; LOM; NRCPS; Rhone-Poulenc; RISO; Shell; SILP; SBFF; Teagasc; TNO; VTT; VTU; Zeneca

Funding Entity: EU - Programme BRITE/EURAM

The aim of the thematic network project is to reduce the lack of time between research and the practical use of results and to stimulate further development and the adoption of technologies in the areas of highest industrial relevance in the field of process safety. There are the areas related to a safe operation of process plants and production facilities and the areas related to the prevention of accidents, which are of frequent occurrence. This will be done by: Organising international (Denmark, Greece) and national (in fifteen countries) meetings in which the approaches developed by the different areas of industry to identify hazards and to prevent accidents will be compared, contacts will be enabled, research, partners and field of interest will be presented, complementary research will be initiated and information will be distributed Distribution and exchanging information on an electronic way and free of charge by a CD-ROM and via Internet including information on organisations, research activities and possibilities, co-operations, products and test equipment. Establishing a seminar series in the Internet (30 seminars) which will be mainly related to the topics hazard identification and accident prevention and presenting each month two actual research activities. Publishing two times a year a newsletter containing information on the network, conference reports, contact search, reports of researchers, presentation of new projects and developments and European standardisation and distributing the newsletter by E-mail, ftp-transfer or by fax. Enabling the exchange of personnel to recognise and solve safety problems by using the existing research infrastructure in Europe in an optimum way and to stimulate the adoption of new results and to develop human resources. Creating new partnerships and using of existing research and test facilities in a better way by establishing a steering committee and transferring the results to organisations outside the network by each partner.

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