The model evaluation group (MEG) was launched in 1992 growing out of the Major Technological Hazards Programme with EU/DG XII.
The goal of MEG was to improve the culture in which models were developed, particularly by encouraging voluntary model evaluation procedures based on a formalised and consensus protocol.
The evaluation intended to assess the fitness-for-purpose of the models being used as a measure of the quality.
The approach adopted was focused on developing a generic model evaluation protocol and subsequent targeting this onto specific areas of application.
Five such developments have been initiated, on heavy gas dispersion, liquid pool fires, gas explosions, human factors and momentum fires.
The quality of models is an important element when complying with the Seveso Directive'requiring that the safety reports submitted to the authorities comprise an assessment of the extent and severity of the consequences of identified major accidents.
Further, the quality of models become important in the land use planning process, where the proximity of industrial sites to vulnerable areas may be critical.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Union européenne, Industrie chimique, Produit dangereux, Sécurité, Risque accidentel, Analyse risque, Prévention accident, Gestion risque, Protection environnement, Législation, Directive européenne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, European Union, Chemical industry, Dangerous product, Safety, Hazard, Risk analysis, Accident prevention, Risk management, Environmental protection, Legislation, European directive
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0196894
Code Inist : 001D07W. Création : 16/11/1999.