Accession Number:

ADA110375

Title:

Hazard Assessment Computer System HACS/UIM Users' Operation Manual. Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

239.0

Abstract:

The Hazard Assessment Computer System HACS is one of six major components of the U.S. Coast Guards Chemical Hazards Response Information System CHRIS. HACS is a computerized system consisting of chemical spill models and containing all necessary physical and chemical property data to permit hazard assessments to be performed for 900 commonly shipped chemicals. The User Interface Module UIM provides for fully interactive operation of HACS with remote access for users to the central computer facility by means of terminals. User interaction with HACS is controlled by the UIM through a question and answer dialog. The Users Operation Manual provides HACSUIM users with information and instructions to run the programs, to select processing sequences, to enter requested or required input data, and then to interpret the output results. This report is primarily a reference manual contains three sections an overview of HACSUIM capabilities, detailed description of internal operations, and a detailed guide for making hazard assessment runs. Individual sub-sections for each different assessment procedure are given, each with comprehensive descriptions of the use of HACS data items and assessment model concepts and limitations. Appendices to the user manual contain further detailed reference information. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE