FLACS CFD

Uncertainty in explosion risk assessment

Uncertainty in explosion risk assessment

Offshore installations are threatened by various hazards which if not managed may lead to consequences such as injury or death of operators, damage to assets, environmental impact and business disruption. The main hazards include wind and waves, fires and explosions.  The topside of an offshore platform is exposed to the risk of hydrocarbon fires and explosions that unmanaged can lead…

Geometry and Explosions

Geometry and Explosions

Geometry has long been identified as of key importance to understanding the consequence of explosions. Flame speed and explosion pressure strongly depends on the gas cloud and the geometrical conditions. Chris Coffey, Global FLACS Product & Strategic Business Development Manager, explains. Obstacle generated turbulence A number of large-scale gas-explosion experimental programmes took place in the 1980’s. One programme (GEP 80-86)…

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