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Asset Reporting: Characterisation of Assets for Registry

Part 1. General Asset Information

Asset NameChemical Tanker Trucks
Critical Infrastructure SectorChemical
Critical Infrastructure Sub-SectorAll sub-sectors:
  • Basic
  • Chemicals/Commodities
  • Specialty/Fine Chemicals
  • Consumer Chemicals
Brief Description of what it doesA chemical tanker truck is a motor vehicle designed to carry chemicals on the roads.

Part 2. Hazard Information

Hazards that can impact the asset.
Heat waves, cold snapstick
Floods / costal floodstick
Forest Fires 
Sea level rise 
Ice, frost, permafrosttick
Storm surges, waves 
Lightning / thunderstormtick
Earth movement caused by climate drivers such as rain (landslide, erosion, avalanches, rock fall, soil subsidence, liquefaction, etc.) 
Description of the impacts of each hazard (as selected in the table above) on the asset.
HazardImpacts on Asset
Storms surges/ Extreme wind/ Snow/ FloodRestricted mobility of trucks impacting on the chemical supply chain.
Lightning / thunderstormLoading and unloading operations limited or prohibited. Potential damage if lightning protection not properly designed.
Heat wavesPotential overpressure inside the trucks in case of tank overfilling, resulting in loss of containment.

Part 3. Information on Dependencies and Interdependencies

Dependency: is a uni-directional linkage or connection between two assets belonging to the same or different infrastructure (sub)sectors, through which the ability of one infrastructure to provide a service is dependent on the operation of the other infrastructure but not vice versa. For example, infrastructure asset A1 depends on B1, but B1 does not depend on A1 to sustain its service level.

Interdependency: is a bidirectional relationship between two infrastructures through which each infrastructure mutually influences or is associated to the other. More generally, two infrastructures are interdependent when each is dependent on the other, for example, infrastructure asset A1 depends upon D1 and D1 depends on A1.

The following types of (inter)dependencies should be identified, where applicable, (Rinaldi et al):

Physical (inter)dependency: A physical (inter)dependency arises from a physical linkage between the inputs and outputs of two infrastructures. For example, if B1 is an electricity asset and A1 belongs to a water network, then a physical type of link exists if A1 requires electricity (from B1) to operate.

Cyber (inter)dependency: An infrastructure has a cyber (inter)dependency if its state depends on information transmitted through the information (ICT) infrastructure.

Geographic (inter)dependency: A geographic (inter)dependency occurs when assets of multiple infrastructures are in close spatial proximity. An example of a geographical (inter)dependency may arise if. e.g., a water pipe breaks causing flooding that impacts the assets of the same sector or other CI sectors in the vicinity of the pipe. An event (e.g., the disruption of Asset A1) can create changes in the operational state of Assets B1, C1 if they are located in spatial proximity (periphery) of Asset A1, thus establishing an ad hoc geographic interdependency.

Logical interdependency: Two infrastructures are logically interdependent if the state of each depends on the state of the other via a mechanism that is not a physical, cyber, or geographic connection. Logical interdependency is attributable to human decisions and actions.

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A1= Asset in question, B1=Asset from sector B, C1= Asset from sector, D1= Asset from sector D.

Sub-sectors that the asset is connected and dependent on for its operation.
ASSET: Chemical Tanker Truck
Oil    tick   
District Heating        
Inland waterway        
Telecommunication tick      
Information Systems        
Drinking Water        
Flood watertick       
Fire& Rescue Servicestick       
Emergency Medical Services        
Law Enforcement        
Public Services        
Healthcare & public health        
Asset with which there is a dependency or interdependency.
Dependent/interdependent sub-sectorAsset within dependent/interdependent sub-sector
TelecommunicationSatCom Antennae: used for communication with Shorebase, emergency team, authorities and internet access;
Fire & Rescue ServicesCall centre, command and control system: fire and rescues services are required to intervene in case of emergency

Embankment/Sea walls/Levees




Roadways and crossings/intersections

Road Bridges

Road Tunnels

Safety related systems

Rescue coordination centre operated by private road operators/owners

Traffic control centre

Fire dispatch centre operated by private road operators/owners


Part 4. Photo of Asset

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Figure 1: Chemical Tanker Truck

Created by Paris Messios on 2018/10/28 18:09