This course is an introduction into the theory and mechanisms in gas explosion and to the concepts and models within FLACS v10. It will cover all typical areas of consequence modelling within the software, including ventilation, gas dispersion, gas explosions and mitigation measure (e.g. water deluge, vent panels). This course combines both theory and practical exercises with the FLACS v10 software; therefore students will be required to practice and apply their new knowledge of the software through extensive hands-on workshops. About half the time will consist of presentations and the rest will be hands-on with the FLACS software.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to use FLACS v10 for setting up, running and extracting results for a basic range of typical gas dispersion and gas explosion scenarios. They will have learned the FLACS user guidelines for defining scenarios to ensure accurate and validated results and be able to QA results. They will also understand the basic mechanisms of gas dispersion and especially gas explosions, including important contributing effects (e.g. gas types, confinement and congestion).
People who intend to carry out consequence modelling with FLACS or work closely together people performing these types of FLACS simulations. These include safety engineers and consultants in risk consultancy companies, oil & gas and process industries, regulatory bodies, engineering companies, nuclear industry and many more. The course could potentially also be useful for structural and process engineers as these disciplines often provide either important input (e.g. anticipated congestion levels and process parameters) or use the output (e.g. design overpressures) of the FLACS studies, by providing a better understanding of the most relevant parameters and mechanisms. Attendance of this course is mandatory for FLACS users.
This course is suitable completely new users of FLACS as well as users who would like to refresh their knowledge. In general no special prerequisites are required, but any prior knowledge in safety consequence modeling, CFD models or 3D modeling will in general be helpful.
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Based on feedback from course participants, most of the FLACS-I courses will be offered over 4 days instead of 3 from Fall 2011. It is strongly recommended to attend all four days but it will be possible to only attend the first three days.
Date: October 31 - November 3, 2016
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM
Venue: Houston, USA
Name: Arman Black
Phone: +47 96 73 30 40
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Please bring your own PC.
The laptop needs to be equipped with NVIDIA graphic card 512 MB and internal memory of 2 GB.
A graphics card/driver that supports OpenGL version 3.3 or higher is recommended (at least version 2.1 is required).
It is recommended that FLACS is installed by a user with administration privileges.
Please check if your laptop has any restrictions accessing USB ports.
(The FLACS license will be provided on site)
LAST UPDATED: 20-04-2016