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What happens in case of a leakage in my system? Ask the experts!

According to the Major Accidents Ordinance (12. BImSchV), the effects of major accidents must be minimised as far as possible. In order to take measures to mitigate incidents, for example against explosion, fire or toxic emissions, it is therefore important to know the impacts as precisely as possible. As the operator of an industrial plant that is regulated by the Major Accidents Ordinance, it is advisable to add the impact assessment to your safety report. However, even though you do not operate a hazardous incident facility, it is advisable to perform an impact assessment in order to select the right countermeasures to protect people and the environment.

Based on years of experience in the field of impact assessment on technical plants, CSE-Engineering is able to quickly and competently determine the impact of potential hazards on your plant, advise you on countermeasures and evaluate existing documentation.


Dr.-Ing. Natalie Schmidt
Process Safety Engineer

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Service range

Assessment of gaseous release:

  • Spread of flammable or toxic gases into the environment
  • Effects of explosions
    – estimation of the explosion overpressure
    – estimation of heat radiation generated
    – Estimation of flying fragments
  • Effects of fires of gaseous substances

Evaluation of liquid release:

  • Effects of leaks
  • Effects of fires of liquid substances

Assessment of sound emissions and noise

Evaluation of the risk of potential hazards

Consultation and evaluation of the explosion protection document

Advice on countermeasures to reduce or avoid impacts

This service can also be provided via web conference.

Break domino chains early

The evaluation of impacts is often not quite simple, as many impacts usually occur together, so-called domino effects. For example, a leakage below a hot surface can cause a fire, which leads to heating of surrounding vessels and thus to emergency relief into the environment. On the other hand, fragments flying around in an explosion can damage components in neighbouring plants. To reduce the effects of potential hazards, it is therefore beneficial to interrupt the domino chain already after the first chain link. In this way, leaks can be diverted to a safer location or endangered components are insulated against fire.

Contact us, we will be delighted to support you in choosing the right countermeasures.

State of technology – Standards

In the field of hazard assessment, the following standards have to be considered unless more detailed methods for specific process plants apply and therefore define the state of technology. In every single case the application limits of the standards and the assumptions behind the methods have to be examined:

  • 12. BImSchV
  • GefStoffV
Publications | Manuals
  • Comming soon

Training & Coaching

With the Applied Safety Premium Seminars of the CSE Academy, you will also provide your employees with an in-depth understanding of the methodology and its practical implementation. Also as in-house training.

CSE Acadeny

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