SIGRIC: Sistema di Gestione Rischio Chimico
A guided tour: Introduction
SIGRIC supports two main modes of operation:
Different icons at the main startup-page lead to these
options, which, however, share major functional components
and in particular, the simulation models.
- real-time emergency management
- risk assessment and planning.
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
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.