The next FLACS User Group Meeting will be held in Bergen Norway, May 22-23, 2018. Join other FLACS users for two days of learning and discussions.
Gexcon are proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Fire Service College. This will provide the basis for collaboration in the delivery of high quality training at Gexcon’s facility in Norway and the wider market place. The Fire Service College is a leading organisation for fire prevention and protection, providing assessed, accredited and assured fire and multi-service training for emergency service professionals globally. They have over 40 years of experience in delivering fire and rescue training internationally.
Gexcon AS and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi signed 12th of March 2018 a Memorandum of Understanding at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence in Bangkok.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Center for Registration of Safe Technics) and Gexcon signed a framework agreement in Hanoi the 25th of January 2018. The agreement was signed by Director Mr. Binh (RST/MARD) and CEO Mr. S. H. Pedersen in Hanoi.
Gexcon has appointed Mr. Nenad Mandich as the new President of Gexcon Australia as the company attempts to enlarge its operational scope in the Australian market and to strengthen its organization in the country.
LONDON, November 30 – Shell’s (LSE: RDSA/B) leading-edge hazard and risk software models, FRED (fire, release, explosion and dispersion) and Shepherd, are now exclusively licensed by fire and explosion safety consultant Gexcon AS. The two companies will work together to bring flexible safety modelling tools to the industry and develop new scientific solutions.
On November 24th, Sturle H. Pedersen, president of Gexcon visited North China Institute of Science & Technology (NCIST). Gexcon has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NCIST.
Gexcon signed Memorandum of Understanding with China National Quality Supervision and Testing Center of Explosion-proof Equipment
On November 22nd, 2017, Gexcon has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CNOOC Safety Technology services Co., Ltd. Mr. Sturle H. Pedersen, President of Gexcon Company and Mr. Hu Jun, Manager of Center for Assets Integrity of CNOOC signed the MOU on behalf of both parties.
From 18th to 19th November 2017, the "1st International Explosion and Fire Summit” hosted by China University of Petroleum (Huadong) was held in Qingdao, China. In order to strengthen the exchange of information on public safety and fire and explosion accidents both at home and abroad, and promote the development of safety disciplines, Gexcon was invited to attend and give a keynote speech as a co-organizer of this summit.
Gexcon AS has purchased and taken over Falck-Nutec’s fire-training and course centre at Steinsland in the county of Sund with effect from 1st December 2017.
Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Gexcon A.S. Enter a Partnership to Collaborate in Process Safety Science and Engineering.
Gexcon have today signed a frame agreement with Multiconsult Norge AS to perform CFD based fire and explosion analyses related to the engineering and building of the new E39 highway along the western coast of Norway.
Gexcon CEO/Group President Mr. Sturle H Pedersen and General Manager for Gexcon China Mr. Bin Xie were invited as VIP guests and speaker at the 5th Global Economic Leaders’ Summit in Changchun China.
Gexcon CEO, Mr. Sturle Pedersen and Dr. Ajey Walavalkar of Gexcon India, met with Honorable Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister at Ministry of Science & Technology (India), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi at his residence.
Dr. J.P. Gupta, Distinguished Scientist and Technical Director at Gexcon India, recently had the honour to meet with Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister, at Rashtrapati Bhawan (the Presidential Palace).
FLACS has been adopted as Vietnamese authorities’ CFD tool of choice for industrial safety analysis related to dispersion, explosion and fire modelling.
FLACS-Risk is our latest product development. It gives a clear 3D visualisation of risk to efficiently communicate and improve risk-owners understanding of safety issues.
The 29th FLACS User Group Meeting will be held in Bergen Norway, May 3-4, 2017. Join other FLACS users for two days of learning and discussions.
The Vietnamese authorities are signalling upcoming changes in the country’s safety regulations: The use of CFD tools will soon become part of safety analysis in Vietnamese industry.
79 FLACS users have been certified since the FLACS User Certification Programme was launched in October 2016. Find a certified FLACS user in our overview today.
We are now seeking an energetic, highly motivated and results oriented individual to join and strengthen our sales team in our Jakarta office focusing on selling FLACS software licenses and training courses in Indonesia and the South East Asian countries. The Software Sales Engineer plays an important role in building our sales pipeline by identifying, qualifying and researching prospective customers.
The new FLACS User Portal is ready! The purpose of this new portal is to promote competent and skilled FLACS users by offering high quality training and support.
For hydrogen to be accepted as an energy carrier, it must be perceived as safe to use. We coordinate the EU-funded project HySEA, where the goal is to improve international standards on vented explosions and thereby increase safety.
We will collaborate with our Chinese partners to increase safety in the industry of hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Gexcon will award scholarships for best student papers at the 6th World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry in Beijing China.
Gexcon is launching a comprehensive FLACS User Certification programme. Take your FLACS exam online to become certified.
The next FLACS User Group Meeting will be held in Paris France, November 8-9, 2016. Join other FLACS users for two days of learning and discussions.
Virtual Reality safety training can be widely applied to the oil, gas and process industries. Enhanced industrial safety can be achieved through interactive learning and training, and improved risk communication.
We will collaborate with Vietnamese authorities to improve industrial safety performance in the country.
We are strengthening our presence and commitment in Vietnam. Through regional alliances we are seeking to increase the awareness and competence on safety issues and improve overall safety performance.
We have applied FLACS-Risk methodology to determine the criticality of risk at a hydrogen refuelling station.
We have recently entered into a long-term collaboration with Shanghai Institute of Technology, which will secure Chinese authorities and industry access to necessary expertise.
Gexcon has carried out explosion tests on ATMs to stop bank robbers.
The FLACS User Group (FLUG) Meeting is a top-level meeting in the field of modelling dispersion, explosion and fire of toxic and flammable gas. It focuses on FLACS development, and provides a forum for global enterprise leaders, experts and industry scholars to discuss freely. The meeting also promotes the safety level of oil, gas and hazardous chemicals industries.
September 24, 2015
- SGS and Gexcon, a leader in safety and risk management and advanced dispersion, explosion and fire modeling, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 7, 2015. Last month, the two market leaders met to discuss opportunities for collaborative working in the field of risk analysis and process safety.
In 2016, we will offer a unique software solution for 3D risk modelling and visualisation. This allows risk-owners to design facilities that are significantly more cost effective, while still maintaining the required high safety levels.
We are offering a unique FLACS High Performance Computing Service, which allows users to run FLACS simulations 100 times faster than on a desktop computer. Test the service free of charge for one month, without any further obligation.
China offers some of the most promising market opportunities within the safety industry. This may explain why a record number of delegates attended our annual FLACS User Group Meeting, this time held in Shanghai China.
The FLACS User Group Meeting is a top-level meeting in the field of modelling dispersion, explosion and fire of toxic and flammable gas. This year’s global meeting will be held in Shanghai China, and the programme is now available.
A long-term agreement with Beerenberg Corp. allows Gexcon Laboratories to do substantial investments in infrastructure and fire testing.
Pascal Le Gal wants to change the way you think about safety and risk assessment. - By employing advanced computational fluid dynamic simulation techniques and using the correct methodology, you can reduce the impact of a potential loss of containment, he says.
The two devastating explosions in China’s city of Tianjin has left dozens of people dead and hundreds injured. David Price, UK President and Senior Explosion consultant of Gexcon gave his analysis of the incident on BBC World News.
We are pleased to inform you that a new FLACS release, FLACS v10.4 is now available. This new version includes a number of improvement and new features. FLACS is the industry standard for CFD explosion modelling and one of the best validated tools for modeling flammable and toxic releases in a technical safety context.
This year is secured for Gexcon Laboratories with a new record contract of 2.6 million Norwegian Kroner signed in June.
We received great feedback on the Gexcon Middle East seminar, held in Abu Dhabi Monday 8 June.
The world of Asset Integrity is shifting toward a more intensive information architecture. Oil, gas, power, process, petrochemical or mining – Asset Integrity across the whole life cycle is raising many questions for owners, operators and designers of asset rich environments.
Gexcon has entered into a partnership with Efectis. Efectis is leading in the field of fire protection, performing both fire risk studies and product fire testing. Efectis has a strong foothold in the nuclear industry and has offices in France, the Netherlands, China, Spain, Saudi-Arabia, Turkey and the United States of America. As such both organisations are complementary.
Vanguard Solutions (Middle East), a Dubai-based technical safety and risk consultancy and subsidiary of Gexcon, has been awarded the contract to develop Risk Based Field Spacing Guidelines for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).
Gexcon acquires Stormfjord to develop next generation of 3D risk management solutions.
Safety and risk management consultancy Gexcon has entered into a partnership with world-leading engineering consultants Arup which is set to benefit customers of both organisations.
Today, February 9th, Gexcon is pleased to announce the official launch of its latest service line, Asset Management. Gexcon is now in a position to help clients tackle the many facets of Asset Management and is already talking to a number of customers about how to meet the challenges a modern asset system encounters.
Gexcon and Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD), the regulator for the offshore oil and gas industry in India organised a joint workshop in January 2015. The topic of the workshop was “Managing risk of major accidents in the Oil and Gas Industry: Regulations and Tools – Need for a change?”
Gexcon and PT Synergy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at providing joint services in Indonesia and the Asian region.
Industry partners and Innovation Norway fund 20 MNOK research program
To meet China's growing demand for safety and risk management, Gexcon decided to open an office in Shanghai city this year.
Mr. Zhang Laibin, President of China University of Petroleum (Beijing) held a speech about the intention and the importance of the future collaboration between Gexcon and the University. Mr. Sturle Harald Pedersen, Gexcon CEO, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between China University of Petroleum-Beijing and Gexcon on 3rd Nov, 2014.
Pascal Le Gal has been appointed as the Vice President Sales covering the Middle East, India, Africa and the CIS countries except Russia.
Ronan Abiven and Sune Solberg have been travelling to South Korea in September to present FLACS Fire
On October 13th, Gexcon UK Ltd received the NS-EN ISO 9001:2008 certificate issued by Technological Institute in Norway.
Aker Solutions, Kuala Lumpur, incorporate FLACS - FLACS training team is getting closer to FLACS Users in Malaysia with dedicated in-house training and support
A total of 17 engineers from Aker Engineering International Sdn Bhd, in Malaysia, have completed the FLACS-I and FLACS-II training courses,
September 1st, Bergen, Norway: Gexcon, a world leader in sophisticated and user-friendly dispersion, explosion and fire modelling software, today announces the release of a landmark software package, FLACS-Fire. Tailor-made for the oil and gas, processing, and industrial segments, FLACS-Fire combines optimal usability with an unparalleled ability to generate detailed models of jet and pool fires.
On August 22, 2014 Dr. Scott Davis, President of Gexcon US, signed a contract valued at 3.7 million dollars with the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA).
A signing ceremony for the Technology Cooperation Framework Agreement between Gexcon and CCS
Gexcon and China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO SHIPYARD GROUP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Gexcon UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Pablo Giacopinelli to the team.
Gexcon and China University of Petroleum (CUP) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on July the 16th.
Gexcon can now offer an exellent oppertunity to be part of a winning team form the outset at our new London office Click here to apply and for further details.
On June 11th, Gexcon's CEO Mr. Sturle Harald Pedersen was pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mr. Jun Deng on behalf of Xi'an University of Science and Technology(XUST).
Safety and risk management specialist Gexcon has announced details of a major expansion of the world-leading test site facilities on an island near Bergen, Norway.
Gexcon’s newest subsidiary is now open for business in the Middle East. The Dubai based company serving the Arabian Gulf region and the wider Middle East received its operating license today from the UAE authorities.
In early May Gexcon UK was assessed using the Investors in People Standard. The conclusion of the assessment is
We are embarking on an exciting growth strategy over the next 5 years which will see the company develop from a small subsidiary to a major recognized explosion safety / process safety service provider within the UK sector.
Leading safety and risk management consultancy Gexcon is expanding with an office in London to provide personal service across its network to a growing customer base in complex safety and risk management including advanced dispersion, explosion and fire modelling.
DSB, the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, has commissioned a report where Gexcon has perfomed work with FLACS to understand the level of hazard that Oslo would deal with in case of accident at the Oil facility Sjursøya.
FLACS 10.2 contains several improvements and a full version of two major new components: Geo2flacs and Flowvis5
Gexcon is proud to announce the imminent expansion and upgrade of our large-scale test facilities at Sotra.
Bernt Skeie is a chief executive with line management experience from Oil Services and Top Tier consulting firms. He is presently CEO in CMR Prototech. He has broad experience from stock listed companies as well as consulting work, both nationally and internationally. Skeie has served on the Board of Directors of multiple companies within Oil Services in Norway, as well as companies in Australia/ New Zealand.
Gexcon and China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in Chinese regulation, QRA software, training course and industry seminar on 30th July. Gexcon is willing to share its own unique expertise of risk management, advanced dispersion, explosion and fire modeling with HQC. The MOU will drive both parties to pursue opportunities for the mutual growth in China.
Gexcon and University of Bergen (UiB) will host the Tenth International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions (X ISHPMIE) in Bergen 10-13 June 2014, including an optional post-conference event on Saturday 14 June.
Gexcon is looking for new competent people. We offer exciting and challenging career opportunities within safety and gas dispersion, explosion as well as fire modeling. By joining Gexcon you will work as part of an international organisation.
Four new positions are now available within the Research & Development department. Read more about the positions here.
16th of April, the Norwegian Ambassador, his excellency Mr. Stig Traavig and first Secretary Mr. Constantin Nicolaysen Karame visited the offices of Gexcon Indonesia located in downtown Jakarta. Gexcon gave a presentation on the status of where Gexcon Indonesia is at the moment and where it is headed in the future. We briefly outlined our big plans for the area and for knowledge transfer and answered quite a few questions from the ambassador and the first secretary regarding operations training and the local business climate.
Late 2012 Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., PDVSA, purchased FLACS software licenses and training from Gexcon.
PDSVA is the state-owned corporation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and is responsible for the efficient, profitable, and dependable exploration, production, refining, transport and commerce of hydrocarbons.
We are very happy to welcome PDVSA as a customer and will support PDVSA develop their explosion hazard assessments using FLACS.
Gexcon's business is expanding and we are looking for new competent people at our offices in Norway, UK, US and Australia.
FLACS is now approved for LNG Vapour Dispersion Modelling under U.S. Federal Regulations
On 7 October 2011, The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final approval letter for FLACS to be used in LNG vapour dispersion modelling scenarios according to federal regulations (49 CFR 193.2059). The approval culminates a multi-year effort which includes the validation of FLACS against a total of 33 dense gas dispersion experiments, as specified in the Model Evaluation Protocol.
Here you can see a COMPLETE version of our Gas Explosion Handbook.
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