PDC-ARGOS for Chemical Usage

Industries Handling Dangerous Chemicals

The Chemical part of ARGOS includes a comprehensive database with chemical substances and models for releases from containers.

 

ARGOS cover releases of aerosols and liquids as well as evaporation of spills on the ground and model for dispersion of heavy gasses is also incorporated.

 

A fundamental feature in ARGOS and the ability to run interpret and visualize chemical results from atmospheric dispersion means that ARGOS with a given set of basic meteorological data and data about the accident. ARGOS can prognostic a time dependent fallout picture of areas likely to be contaminated by fallout, including air concentrations of relevant elements and contamination.

 

Results are presented on digital maps, which may be overlaid with orthophotos and 3D building constructions. The results can easily be exported to other presentation systems or published.

 

Chemical Plants

 

ARGOS include the Urban Dispersion Model (URD) developed by RISØ and calculate chemical release from containers based on specifications, developed by DEMA for more than 2500 different chemicals

 

ARGOS contains a HeavyGas models developed at RISØ-DTU for calculation of the atmospheric dispersion of heavy gasses release geometry and temperature in a Urban environment.

 

Plant Manager and Safety Professionals

 

ARGOS is strong support tool for any Chemical Plant Manager or Safety Professionals with the strongest decision support system for simulation, training and forecasting any worst case scenario at a given location.

 

 

Incident Coordinators and First responder

 

ARGOS can give Incident Coordinators and First Responders the quick, reliable and on the site decision support system for forecasting with a given set of basic meteorological data and data about the accident.

 

With a RIMPUFF/URD prognostic in ARGOS can a time dependent fallout picture of areas that is likely to be contaminated by fallout, including air concentrations of relevant elements and contamination be produces.

 

The results from ARGOS dispersion calculation are presented on the map with; Time of arrival, Instantaneous concentration, Maximum instantaneous concentration, Time integrated concentration, Time integrated probit concentration.

 

Key Features

  • ARGOS uses real time numerical weather forecasts to calculate a prognosis about how an accident with a CBRN release will evolve and what will be the consequences of the accident
  • ARGOS can calculate emergency and evacuation zones
  • ARGOS can calculate the effect of applying various countermeasures
  • ARGOS can be used from urban street scale cross border scale
  • The target is accidents as well as terrorist initiated events
  • ARGOS can be used for decision support for incidents in other countries