The manuscript focuses on the LPG railway accident occurred in Viareggio at the end of June 2009.The accident investigation highlights the uncertainties and complexities in modeling the accident inthe urban environment close to the railway station. The analysis allows assessing the sequence of events, the way they influenced each other, and the alternative possible

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In the past, process simulators and accident simulators belonged to two distinct worlds. Dynamic process simulators were mainly applied to process control, process dynamic investigation and safety analysis (in terms of

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This paper deals with the definition and the application of a novel approach to process design. As it was originally conceived, the conceptual design (CD) of industrial processes [1]

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This paper focuses on chemical process design and layout optimization based on a novel approach. As originally conceived, conceptual design and systematicprocess design assume both prices and costs as fixed. Conceptual design does not

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