Many (petro)chemical companies are located on industrial estates and chemical clusters. A lot of transport (of hazardous substances) takes place on these sites. The transport sector is becoming greener, which means that alternative fuels are increasingly being used.
Site operators, but also individual companies and their safety advisors, want a better understanding of (any) new safety risks of trucks powered by 'sustainable' fuels. These include LNG, CNG, hydrogen and battery-electric. However, current Brzo legislation and regulations say nothing about the (permitted) type of propulsion of trucks on such industrial sites.
The Netherlands Institute for Public Safety (NIPV) is conducting research on behalf of SDN into the specific safety risks associated with the presence of alternatively powered trucks at petrochemical industrial sites.
There are 3 phases in this study. Phases 1 and 2 have been completed, see:
NIPV Report - Safety risks AAVs on chemical clusters - exploration (phase 1)
NIPV Report - Safety of alternatively powered vehicles at chemical sites - Incident scenarios (phase 2)
In phase 3, incident scenarios and possible control measures are tested in practice.