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Säkerhetsklassificering av dammar: En kartläggning av system i Sverige, Norge, Finland, Schweiz, Kanada och USA
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Classification of Dams (English)
Abstract [en]

In a comparing survey this thesis investigates

classification systems for dams in Sweden, Norway,

Finland, Switzerland, Canada and USA. The

investigation is aiming at an understanding of how

potential consequences of a dam failure are taken

into account when classifying dams. Furthermore,

the significance of the classification, regarding the

requirements on the dam owner and surveillance

authorities concerning dam safety is considered and

reviewed. The thesis is pointing out similarities and

differences in the line of dam safety.

The survey of dam safety is firstly based upon legal

requirements in the different countries and

secondly on guidelines regarding dam safety. Dam

owners generally are ultimately responsible for the

safety of their dam, and often have their own

routines regarding how this safety is to be achieved.

In this thesis, however, the legal requirements are

mainly focused upon.

The investigation has resulted in an outlining of

eight areas, where the classification systems in the

various countries have been compared. The result

has shown that although the consequence based

classification systems of dams generally are based

on similar parameters, the evaluation and

determination of consequences due to dam failure

differ, as do the system of responsibility regarding

surveillance authorities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 13028
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211666OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-211666DiVA: diva2:667859
Educational program
Systems in Technology and Society Programme
Available from: 2013-11-28 Created: 2013-11-28 Last updated: 2013-11-28Bibliographically approved

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