Consequences analysis for storage explosive
Saiful Azhar, Saad
Abdul Rahman, M.
Farizul Hafiz, Kasim
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The fire and explosion incident at the Bright Sparklers Sdn. Bhd. Factory at Kg. Baru Sungai Buloh on 7 May 1991 had revealed many shortcoming and the lack of understanding in handling the explosives materials. Risk assessment study has been conducted in Kimanis Quarry Sdn. Bhd, located in Papar, Sabah. Risk assessment had been carried out with the identification of hazards and failure scenarios and estimation of the failure frequency of occurrence. Analysis of possible consequences of failure and the effects of blast waves due to the explosion was evaluated. The risk had been estimated in term of eardrum rupture to the workers and public. The average individual voluntary risk for eardrum rupture to the workers at the quarry was found to be 3.15 x 10-6 per person per year and for involuntary risk, it is calculated to be 6.98 x 10-8 per person per year