The paper describes a multiyear offshore installation Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue (EER) research and development program carried out from 2000 to 2007. The general objective of the work was to develop performance-based design standards and guidelines for optimal EER systems for installations in Canadian waters. Phase 1 involved developing a risk and performance evaluation tool, reviewing existing regulations, implementing recent Ocean Ranger recommendations, and conducting various applied research programs including those on human performance in EER. Phase 2 work focused on developing preliminary performance-based standards that can be used by offshore regulators for the selection of evacuation systems. Phase 3 involved further refinement of the standards based on model and full-scale testing and computer simulation. While standards ultimately developed as a result of this research are intended to be applied nationally in Canada, they may also be proposed as international standards.
Transport Canada EER Research and Development Program
Bercha, Frank, Radloff, Ernst, and Fred Leafloor. "Transport Canada EER Research and Development Program." Paper presented at the SNAME 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice, Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 2008. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ICETECH-2008-119
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