Procedure for determining the distribution ranking index
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1996 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Process Safety Progress
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 159–165, Autumn (Fall) 1996
How to Cite
Latino, M. A. (1996), Procedure for determining the distribution ranking index. Proc. Safety Prog., 15: 159–165. doi: 10.1002/prs.680150309
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
The Distribution Ranking Index (DRI) has been developed as a simple but effective means to indicate the inherent, acute hazards of a material that might be released in a transportation accident. Utilizing existing Dow resources and procedures, it is one of the methods used for prioritization of chemicals in Dow's distribution related process risk management effort.
Seven individual hazard indexes are considered for a material. The values range from 1 to 4 with 4 representing the most severe hazard. The highest value from any hazard index determines the overall DRI.