Facilities handling flammable substances are exposed to hazards during storage and processing. One of the most severe hazards associated with flammable materials is the pressure caused by an explosion. Therefore, when undertaking a risk assessment, it is crucial to know the consequence of potential explosions hazards on your facilities.
Gexcon has extensively studied and evaluated the effects of various factors in the dynamics of an explosion, including different fuel types, mixtures of different gases, gas concentrations, ignition locations, mitigation (deluge), and aerosols.
Gexcon can help you determine the consequences and risks associated with explosions for your facility and help you define adequate safety measures to reduce potential risks to an acceptable level. We can assist you in assessing the explosion risks of your existing installations, the effect of adaptations of your installations, as well as help you in designing new installations in such a way that the risks from explosions are minimised.
Gexcon has extensive capabilities in the use of CFD tools like FLACS and simple models like PHAST to assess potential hazardous consequences of explosions. As such, we can help you with tailor-made explosion case studies as well as standardised explosion analyses.
Gexcon can help you with tailor-made explosion case studies as well as services in the following fields:
• Probabilistic explosion analysis
• Blast propagation
• Realistic case explosion analysis
• Explosion mitigation and layout optimisation
• Dust explosion modelling