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Conducting a Climate Risk Vulnerability Assessment

Critical Issues

As extreme weather events increase in frequency and severity, the potential impact on safe and reliable operations of process plants can be evaluated using a climate risk vulnerability assessment.

Planning for extreme weather events and their potential impact on critical infrastructure can help ensure safe and reliable operations of petrochemical facilities, refineries, offshore platforms, public utilities, and other facilities in the chemical process industries (CPI). This article illustrates how a climate risk vulnerability assessment (CRVA) can be applied to CPI facilities to determine if critical infrastructure (i.e., buildings, equipment, safeguards) designed historically for protection against conventional industrial hazards can also provide protection against natural hazards such as extreme weather (1–4)...

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