Accident, Failure & Technological Risk
Binera conducts risk assessments for a variety of technological and failure hazards, which include, but are not limited to: transportation of hazardous material, blackouts, and critical infrastructure failures (e.g. bridge collapse, chemical plant equipment failures). As part of these assessments, Binera analyzes historical data and conducts detailed modeling to determine the frequency for the hazards under evaluation. Binera also produces estimates of the consequence of such events, including spread modeling of pollutants, fatality and injury modeling, as well as an evaluation of impacts to the economy. Binera then integrates the components from the frequency and consequence component assessments to evaluate the overall risks of various hazards. This process enables the testing and optimization of measures to reduce these risks and integrates with Binera’s multi-hazard risk analysis framework.
Binera also produces estimates of the consequence of such events, including spread modeling of pollutants, fatality and injury modeling, as well as an evaluation of impacts to the economy.
BINERA IN ACTION
Binera has established an innovative method for conducting risk analysis for HazMat Routes traveled by rail, truck, or boat. Binera evaluates the potential consequence (casualties, economic losses, etc.) and frequency of a HazMat accident at intervals along a transit route and then integrates that information into location specific risk assessment across the entire route. Clients use the results to make informed decisions on re-routing HazMat materials, restricting roads, and/or emergency planning in the event there is an accident. Binera has conducted this analysis at the regional, state, and city block level.
BINERA IN ACTION
Binera recently conducted a chemical and radiological exposure analysis for a state emergency management agency. This analysis examined population and economic exposures as a result of infrastructure failure and accident incidents across the state. The assessment leveraged Binera’s expertise in spatial (GIS) analysis and knowledge of contaminant spreading and potential impacts to assess exposed populations and infrastructure. Binera provided the customer with detailed information on anticipated losses as well as numerous spatial communication products that are being used to direct the development of emergency plans for evacuations, particularly for vulnerable populations like nursing homes and schools, and for post incident recovery planning.