This course is an introduction into the FRED modeling tool.
The FRED software is a user friendly tool that gathers in one environment state-of-the-art Fire, Release, Explosion and Dispersion models to predict the consequences of accidental and design releases of products from process, storage, transport and distribution operations. It provides the user with an at-a-glance overview of the extent of blast waves, gas contours and heat radiation directly on site plan.
FRED has been continuously developed and validated by Shell since the 1980s, and has been extensively used by oil, gas and petrochemical operating companies, engineering contractors, insurers and regulators throughout the world. The integrated models rely on an extensive and unique program of large-scale experiments, combined with validated scientific research, that assure the reliability and consistency of the results.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to use FRED for setting up, running and extracting results for a basic range of typical FRED scenarios
People who intend to carry out consequence modelling with FRED or work closely together people performing these types of FRED simulations. These include safety engineers and consultants in risk consultancy companies, oil & gas and process industries, regulatory bodies, engineering companies amongst others.
Chief Instructor: Mr. Martin De Groot
Martin de Groot has been with Shell for 38 years, of which the last 27 years he worked in the area of risk assessment. His expertise ranges from development of consequence models for explosion, dispersion and fire to models for risk integration (QRA). He has been working on risk assessment for refineries, chemicals plants and EP production stations and wells, distribution of LNG/LPG and transport fuels, LNG import and export plants and off-shore platforms as the lead analyst and reviewer.
Martin has an in depth understanding of the conversion and separation processes to support his contributions to process and plant layout optimisation using risk assessment. He is the technical authority for the assessment of risk to safety of people (operators and public) operating the plants, economic and environmental risk with the cost effectiveness of mitigating measures being an integral part of the results. He is lecturing HSE and engineering courses and is running a Quantitative Risk Assessment course of one week duration which has been attended already by some 2000 people. Most of these coming from within Shell but also from affiliated companies and local authorities like the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, The Brunei Petroleum Directorate and Dutch State Mines.
LAST UPDATED: 07-03-2018