Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Full Length Research Paper

Safety analysis on hazardous chemicals transportation by Indian roads

Palanisamy Sivaprakash
  • Palanisamy Sivaprakash
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, A. S. L. Pauls College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore-641032, India.
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Sebastian Joseph
  • Sebastian Joseph
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore-641021, India.
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Venkatesan Satheeswaran
  • Venkatesan Satheeswaran
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore-641021, India.
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  •  Received: 06 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 12 January 2015
  •  Published: 30 January 2015

Abstract

In engineering industries, necessary safety measures during manufacturing, storage and loading of the chemicals which are dangerous in nature, also known as hazardous chemicals are generally taken. There are means to monitor and control the same, but once the product vehicle is loaded and leaves the plant premises, there is hardly any control over it. The safety of it largely depends on the condition of vehicles and the quality of driver. In this paper, the possible situations creating accidents are discussed and the safety prevention methods are explained.
 
Key words: Accidents, hazardous chemicals, protection, safety, transportation.