Nuclear power plant and chemical industry are examples of industries where risk profiles may substantially exceed the limits of the industrial site. Hence, these industries should be perfectly controlled and managed since they may promote major disasters in case of failure. Critical infrastructures may include industries, such as those presented in the section Nuclear Power Plant & Chemical Industry, but may be complemented by a series of further infrastructures in which the nature of the risk is not directly linked to their activities. In this series, we can list items such as arenas, commercial malls, conference centers…

Maybe more in this domain than in others, the security and the risk assessment must be placed at the highest level. As conventional methods of risk identification (based on human guess) should not be sufficient in this sector, it is also important for the Risk Manager to assess his current set of protective measures by methods that do not proceed according to same process.

In the category of critical infrastructure, the level of protection and the risk management should be appropriately defined since most of the individuals found in these infrastructures are not required to comply with safety and security policies. These individuals should therefore be protected by the system itself whatever their reactions are.


To achieve this transversal activity, the pieces of the technology and among them Kernelis Resilience fully comply with the requirements of general normative standards such as:


Examples of GENERAL references integrated

  • ISO 9001 (Quality Management)

  • ISO 22313 (Business Continuity)

  • ISO 26000 (Social Responsability)

  • ISO 31000 (Risk Management)

  • ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management)

  • ISO 50001 (Energy Management)

  • ISO 55000 (Asset Management)

  • ANSI / ASIS PAP.A (Physical Asset Protection)

  • ASIS SPC.1 (Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management)

  • ASIS/SHRM WVPI.1 (Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention)

  • etc.

Examples of DOMAIN-SPECIFIC references integrated

  • Directive 98/24/EC

  • Directive 89/391/EC

  • Directive 2012/18/EU

  • Regulation 790/2009/EU

  • Regulation 605/2014/EU

  • Regulation 2014/34/EU

  • Regulation 830/2015/EU

  • ISO 11014: Safety data sheet for chemical products

  • ISO 18001: Occupational health and safety management systems

  • ISO 80079: Explosive Atmospheres

  • EN 16247: Energy audits

  • US Congressional Research Service _ Nuclear Power Plant Security and Vulnerabilities

  • IAEA: Nuclear Security Guidelines

  • etc.





Risk, Resilience & Reinforcement

Kernelis Resilience provides the means to go further than conventional risk methods to secure these industries. The method of Kernelis Resilience does not aim at guessing and quantifying potential causes or failure modes but considers the stability of an organization as a whole. Hence, the vulnerability of the plant is globally assessed and events that could not be anticipated (e.g. Fukushima) may however be rationally controlled by the system.



Automated Scan-to-CAD



Explosion & Propagation


Kernelis Meshing & Propagation may be used to combine their specificities to address risk issues to the infrastructures and to the surrounding population. Level of exposure to accidental or malicious events can thus be rationally assessed.

Kernelis Resilience



Integrated Computational Analysis of Documentation System

Practical Implementation for an Audit Leading