Gexcon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSIR-NEERI (The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Environmental Engineering Research Institute) of India, in an effort to promote cooperative research and to facilitate the exchange of ideas in the area of process risk assessment, mainly including gas and dust fire and explosion modeling using CFD based tool FLACS.
Gexcon was represented by Mr. Sturle H. Pedersen (CEO), and CSIR-NEERI was represented by Dr. Suresh Kumar (Chief Scientist and Head, Environmental Impact & Sustainability Division).
Mr. Pedersen mentioned that recently there has been a change in the requirements for Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) in India for production and processing facilities, which required 3D modeling.
One of the purposes of this MoU is therefore to facilitate the readiness of the scientists through training to use FLACS CFD software tool, as well as to improve both party capabilities in the field of risk assessment through joint research in laboratories and test sites. CSIR-NEERI will also purchase FLACS license to be able to use the software to its full potential. ” We look forward to work with CSIR-NEERI to develop tools for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and support in higher education, training, sponsored research of all concerned involved in process transformation to better identify, manage and deliver innovative ideas in managing Process Safety & Risk Management while handling hazardous chemicals,” as explained by Mr. Pedersen.
Gexcon is a world-leading company in the field of safety and risk management and advanced dispersion, explosion and fire modelling. Gexcon’s detailed knowledge of explosion phenomena has been built up throughout years of extensive research projects, carrying out safety assessments, performing accident investigations and performing physical testing at the company’s own dedicated facilities.
About CSIR – NEERI
CSIR is a contemporary R&D organization in India funded by the Government of India. CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centers, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units across India. CSIR – NEERI is one of the institutes owned by CSIR. It was established in Nagpur in 1958 with a focus on water supply, sewage disposal, communicable diseases and to some extent on industrial pollution and occupational diseases.