Accession Number:

ADA169696

Title:

Evaluation of Production Processes to Identify Essential Equipment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

256.0

Abstract:

The report describes a method to identify items of equipment essential to industrial processes, rank their relative importance, assess their vulnerabilities to critical damage mechanisms common among hazards, and tie this to a single index. The method is formatted as worksheets that industry can apply to facilitate and organize selection of countermeasures to enhance physical and economic survival in a major disaster. An assessment of the procedure applied to nuclear attack is described. Both technical and practical aspects of procedure applied to nuclear attack is described. Both technical and practical aspects of procedure viability are addressed, and testing of both aspects are discussed. Notwithstanding gaps identified in technical knowledge for protecting industrial equipment from a nuclear attack, and recommendations for experiments to fill these gaps, a procedure is described that appears workable three case histories are presented. The examples address the identification of essential equipment, assessment of its vulnerability, establishment of the threat magnitude to use for planning, and identification of suitable countermeasures to meet the threat. With addition of threat and magnitude for other hazards, the procedure appears suitable for multi-hazard application. The five-part report ends with a users manual industrial personnel can apply, and worksheets to complete, that will constitute an equipment protection plan summary.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE