System Reliability and Industrial Safety Laboratory
The Laboratory of System Reliability and Industrial Safety (SRISL) is part of the Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety (in the former Institute of Nuclear Technology - Radiation Protection) of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSR "Demokritos").
SRISL was founded in 1988, with initial objective the development of an integrated capability for the quantitative risk assessment of large nuclear and non-nuclear systems. During the last twenty years, the laboratory has contributed to the state-of-the art of system reliability, quantified risk assessment, the development of decision support systems with multiple criteria and under uncertainty and system diagnostics. Furthermore, the laboratory has developed an integrated methodology and the associated computer tools for the safety analysis and the quantification of uncertainty in installations handling hazardous materials.
SRISL in collaboration with other European research organizations focuses its research efforts on problems addressing the support of decisions concerning the management of risk, the land use planning around dangerous sites, and the evaluation of the role of the organizational and management system of a company on the safety of the installations. These two elements constitute the fundamental changes incorporated in the current version of the SEVESO directive (SEVESO II).