Skip navigation


Published 11 December 2008

Published 15 July 2008

Submitted May 2008

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) was commissioned to provide an independent illustration of what a risk based model for land use planning at flammable storage sites might look like. We present their report below.

The work carried out by DNV shows how risks from a large petroleum facility can be estimated in the form of individual and societal risk and illustrates the advantages of adopting QRA in a new land use planning Britain. It demonstrates clear advantages in land use planning over the protection concept in use at the time of the Buncefield incident, but the events included here of vapour cloud formation, flash fire and explosion were not recognised hazards before the incident.

The assumptions and methodologies used in this report were the decision of DNV and have not been approved by the Buncefield Board or its advisors, nor subjected to external peer review. The frequency data used in computing the frequency curves in Figures 20-24 are based on internationally available data. The relevant sources of data for those figures are Lastfire, and Purple Book, and references are provided as footnotes to the text.

Published 16 August 2007

Published 24 July 2007

Published 17 July 2007

Published 29 March 2007

Published 13 July 2006

Published 10 July 2006

Published 9 May 2006

Published 11 April 2006

Published 21 February 2006