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Conformity checking of LPG Transportation Trucks by Modelling and Simulation

Abstract : LPG Loading /unloading site is considered as a dangerous environment of significant risk, especially during LPG transfer operations. These risks may cause catastrophic dangers such as BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion), UVCE (Unconfined Vapour Cloud Explosion), etc. The site consists of a tank (RST) containing LPG and threetransfer posts. Two posts allow loading of small carrier tankers 6 tons. The other one transfer post transfer LPG contained injumbo tankers 20 tons inside the tank. The industrial site at risks chooses to demonstrate the need for a modelling-simulation approach. The aim is to check first compliance and authorization of the truck when it enters the site for loading /unloading, to verify the authorization to make the transfer, and then, to identify the driver and his training to ensure that the transfer operations are going to take place without incident. Sometimes, it may happen that Consignment Operator (CO) is busy orabsent and thus the driver operates alone without being authorized, in this case the site risks a loss of control due to a lack of resources. The modelling-simulation will be done using multi-agent systems that will present the drivers, trucks, PO and loading unloading posts as agents in order to have a model facilitating this checking.
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Maryam Gallab, Hafida Bouloiz, Mohamed Tkiouat, Emmanuel Garbolino. Conformity checking of LPG Transportation Trucks by Modelling and Simulation. International Workshop on Transportation and Supply Chain Engineering (IWTSCE’16) , Nov 2016, Rabat, Morocco. pp.Article number 00004, ⟨10.1051/matecconf/201710500004⟩. ⟨hal-01521742⟩

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