Fisipe, Portugal – Sensitive fiber production plant
Fisipe is a company, located in Barreiro, that produces standard textile fibre, and has gradually become a producer of special acrylic fibres, namely pre-dyed fibres, functional fibres and fibres for technical application, being, more recently, also a carbon fiber precursor producer. Fisipe has been classified as a Seveso industry since dangerous substances are used as raw materials that are stored in a tank farm inside the facility. Fisipe has 320 employees, some working in normal working hours and others per shift, as the plant works 24/24.
Municipality of Barreiro is part of the Lisbon metropolitan area, on the south side of the Tagus river, with 37 square km, a population of about 79,000 inhabitants, 17 km of riverfront, to two rivers, the Tagus and Coina. Barreiro also has an important road-rail-river terminal, and the local business park houses 3 SEVESO industries. Fisipe is one of those 3 industries and will be involved in the pilot demonstration. Water supply to the Barreiro Municipality is provided by a single system (owned and operated by the municipality), divided into three sectors (north, central and south), and seven subsystems supply zones, which serves all urban and sub-urban centers of the municipality.
Expected innovation and InfraStress Added Value
The expected added value will be mainly to improve and complement the actual safety and emergency plans with the introduction of innovative solutions that can effectively improve the sharing of information in case of major events at Barreiro Municipality (Water Division) and the safety of Fisipe workers and infrastructures. The InfraStress platform will also monitor and analyze the population's response to the information being published, in order to detect dominant emotions, while mitigation responses are activated to reduce the fear or panic level. The next steps involve the need to operate in the field, to reach the fragile people that overwhelmingly use traditional media, such as television and radio. All the community volunteers geographically organized by street will work on the field, in direct communication with the crisis center, to reach fragile people that might have been poisoned and needed assistance. With Smart devices they will be able to identify in the maps the fragile persons home visited and signal where assistance is needed. In real time, the Crisis Center will have a view of all needs for assistance and an optimized route for first responders (ambulance) can be drawn automatically.