RiskWare Application:

SIGRIC:   Sistema di Gestione Rischio Chimico

A guided tour:   Introduction

SIGRIC  supports two main modes of operation:

  • real-time emergency management
  • risk assessment and planning.
Different icons at the main startup-page lead to these options, which, however, share major functional components and in particular, the simulation models.

To simplify operation for infrequent users (a probable assumption for low frequency emergencies), hypertext help pages are available throughout the system to provide context sensitive help on each group of functions but also individual data objects such as the Descriptors used in the expert system.

A standard information icon triggers the hypertext pages.

Upon entering either the emergency management branch or the Assessment branch, the operator has to define the class of the emergency, selecting the most appropriate answer from a list of predefined options.

Like any other selection through the expert systems editors, it can be assisted by a set of Rules that can help the operator to find the appropriate emergency type given the available information, e.g., from an external telephone message.

Once the emergency type is defined, a location has to be specified. Here several parallel mechanism are supported:

  • from a list of named locations such as towns or landmarks;
  • from a list of risk objects such as e.g., chemical installations;
  • directly from the map.

Depending on the entry point, successful selection of both emergency type and location will then lead either to the assessment branch and its simulation models where the emergency scenario corresponding to the type selected will be loaded, or to the emergency management branch, where the real-time expert system (RTXPS) will take over the control of the dialog.

Introduction GIS, Data Bases Emergency Management Assessment models
Risk Objects Monitoring Evaluation options Communication

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