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How to Simulate Ammonia Releases

How to Simulate Ammonia Releases

Ammonia is widely used in the chemical industry especially as a refrigerant in mechanical compression systems at a large number of industrial facilities. Other uses of ammonia are as a fertilizer, as a precursor to nitrogenous compounds, as a cleaner, for the fermentation industry, etc.  Ammonia is a toxic gas under ambient conditions. However, many parts of a refrigeration system…

Identifying Smoke Plume Hazards

Identifying Smoke Plume Hazards

Imagine that there is a kerosene refueling station at an airport and upon the full-bore rupture of one of the loading hoses, kerosene is accidentally released as a liquid forming a spreading liquid spill. If there is a nearby ignition source, the liquid spill will ignite creating a pool fire. Another situation is, that there is a warehouse storing a…

Calculating Plume Rise Phenomenon with EFFECTS

Calculating Plume Rise Phenomenon with EFFECTS

Did you know that our consequence modelling software EFFECTS has a dedicated model to calculate the plume rise phenomenon due to warehouse or pool fires?     This model not only simulates the rising behavior of the hot smoke plume but also the effect of the penetration of the smoke plume through the temperature inversion layer or the reflection against…

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