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The runaway scenario is a useful tool to assess the risks related to runaway reactions. It describes the temperature increase as a function of time after a loss of heat exchange (cooling failure). The construction of the scenario helps to assess both the severity of the consequences and the probability of occurrence of a runaway reaction.