Safety distance have to be provided between safety relevant plants according to SEVESO III and sensitive objects in the neighbourhood such as housing areas etc. Such safety distances play an important roll in permitting an industrial installation as well as in permitting of a sensitve object in the neighbourhood of an existing SEVESO plant.
In Germany safety distances have to be calculated according to a special standard (KAS-18), the procedures in other countries can be completey different.
If the required safety distances cannot be provided it does not necessarily mean that a permit cannot be granted, however, it could be a source of complex formal and technical questions.
We can provide the required expert reports based on the appropriate effect modelling.