ARGOS is a powerful tool for experts to use in cases of fires or incidents with dispersion of dangerous chemicals.
On top of the general functionality, ARGOS has the following features for Chemical incidents.
Incident Coordinators, First Responders and fire fighters can get a forecast about the how the accident will evolve, including as example information about concentration over time, maximum concentration, integrated concentration or other special health measurements of concentration for different areas.
Smoke from Fires
A prognosis of which areas will be affected by the smoke with dangerous substances is especially important to firefighters. Large fires can take many hours or days to stop, and if there are poisonous materials in the fire and houses or even cities nearby it can be important to estimate the effects of the smoke until the fire is terminated.
ARGOS is able to provide predefined information on chemical facilities for use with atmospheric dispersion calculation and for presentation in the system. The information covers substances, container dimensions, storage capabilities and standard release scenarios. Storing such predefined information for each facility makes for a very simplified and rapid set-up of parameters for dispersion calculations.
Estimating Releases of Dangerous Liquids
ARGOS includes models for estimating the releases from containers and pipes as well as evaporation of spills on the ground.
ARGOS includes a special model for dispersion of heavy gasses. Heavy gases behave quite different than normal aerosols or smokes from fires.
Based on the properties in the chemical database, ARGOS can calculate suggestions for emergency zones based on the levels of concerns for the substances involved in the Incident.