Acronyms & Terms Glossary

Maximum Credible Event (MCE)

A hypothetical explosion, fire, or toxic event that has the potential maximum consequence to the occupants of the building under consideration from among the major scenarios evaluated. The major scenarios are realistic and have a reasonable probability of occurrence considering the chemicals, inventories, equipment and piping design, operating conditions, fuel reactivity, process unit geometry, industry incident history, and other factors. Each building may have its own set of MCEs for potential explosion, fire, or toxic material release impacts.

Maximum Credible Events (MCEs) are considered during facility siting studies conducted by aeSolutions' experienced modelers. to help companies identify the flammable and/or toxic consequences and impacts to receptors due to a chemical release.