Apps, SaaS, Microservices & Consulting

Natech accidents: an analysis of sites other than Fukushima with the Tokohu seism and tsunami in March 2011

We are appreciative of the work performed in French by BARPI (Bureau d’Analyse des Risques et Pollutions Industriels) of the French ministry of sustainable development on natech accidents stemming from the Tokohu seism and the ensuing tsunami that occurred in March 2011. This is an input to the accident database Aria (Analyse, Recherche et Information sur les Accidents). This analysis covers accidents at sites in multiple industries  on top of defining natech accidents as technological accidents caused by a natural event.

Natech accidentsThe analysis provides aggregate data on products most often involved in accidents stemming from a seism or from submersion by water. A detailed description of tsunami is made. This panorama covers :

  • manufacturing sites
    • automotive assembly
    • cement
    • chemicals production
    • electronics
    • food processing
    • glass making
    • metal work
    • oil refinery
    • steel making
    • wood transformation
  • logistics sites
    • airports
    • harbors
    • warehouses
  • utilities sites
    • power plants
    • water treatment
  • hydraulic works of engineering
    • dams
    • embankments.

The portion devoted to lessons learned with regards to seismic, natech and water submersion risks is one of few elements of information for these low probabilitry but high severity hazards. Individuals responsible for health and safety who care for best available techniques should factor this analysis in their sources of information on hazards.

This document is slightly over 100 pages and weighs a lot because there are many pictures in the document.

Low resolution PDF  document (9 MO)

Native mobile apps are the new Flash

Native mobile apps are the new Flash

Native mobile apps are the new Flash is the title of this blog post. This post describes a state of HTML 5 technology in comparison with native application on the different mobile platforms. An analogy is drawn with  Flash technology and the legacy role it played in developing high end web sites. We fully share this analysis. We read with interest the story narrating the usage of their framework made by Sencha to generate the Fastbook application. This story is especially enlightning, even to the non-tecnical reader.

PDCAply’s technology strategy has anticipated the situation described in this post. We have therefore chosen HTML 5 as our target delivery platform for digital services such as PDCAware. Our front-end code rests mostly on HTML 5 and has been developed with Sencha Touch.

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