Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology
AGEING OF HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS – Series on Chemical Accidents
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Ageing of hazardous installations has been the subject of increasing attention in the past decade, both by public authorities and industry. Indeed, worldwide, and in particular across OECD countries, many of the currently operating chemical facilities have reached or exceeded the end of their nominal design life which is typically set at 20 to 25 years. Many of these facilities were built in the post Second World War period and in 2016 facilities can now be up to 75 years old and still in service. This raises questions as to how best to manage these older facilities, and how to anticipate ageing in newer ones.
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