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Shell FRED 2020 is Now Live

Shell FRED 2020 is Now Live

We are pleased to announce that Shell FRED 2020 is now live and available for download. Based on 40 years of operator development, Shell FRED 2020 generates fast and reliable predictions with validation credentials unrivaled in the market. Developed in collaboration with users, the software update offers a new, updated interface

New Paper shows CAM Model in Shell FRED performs well in predicting DDT

New Paper shows CAM Model in Shell FRED performs well in predicting DDT

The Shell FRED (Fire, Release, Explosion, and Dispersion) tool is a well-validated software tool for the prediction of the hazardous effects of accidental or intentional releases and is supported by over 40 years of physical testing and validation. A paper released in the July 2020 edition of the Journal of

FLACS-CFD 20 coming soon

FLACS-CFD 20 coming soon

Gexcon is set to launch a major update to its flagship consequence modelling software later this year to offer users greater flexibility, digitalisation and integration capabilities. FLACS-CFD 20 will replace FLACS 10.9 from this autumn and represents a significant software upgrade, building on more than 40 years of industrial safety

Calling for Beta Testers of Shell FRED 2020

Calling for Beta Testers of Shell FRED 2020

Gexcon and Shell are excited to announce that we are working on a new version of Shell FRED for 2020. Shell FRED allows safety professionals to predict the consequences of Fire, Release, Explosion, and Dispersion from accidental and design releases of products from the process, storage, transport, and distribution operations.

FRED v7.1.1 is now Available

FRED v7.1.1 is now Available

Gexcon and Shell are pleased to announce the release of FRED v7.1.1 FRED (Fire, Release, Explosion, and Dispersion) is Shell’s consequence modelling tool used to predict the consequences of accidental and design releases from process, storage, transport, and distribution operations. A couple of significant issues have been identified in the

FLACS-Frequency: Calling for Beta-Testers

FLACS-Frequency: Calling for Beta-Testers

Gexcon is excited to announce our new tool FLACS-Frequency, and we invite you to test it. FLACS-Frequency calculates leak frequency/release frequency for equipment (flanges, valves, instruments, storage tanks, etc.) at onshore and offshore process facilities. Release frequency can be calculated using a range of industry-standard models and databases, including models based

FRED v7.1 is now Available

FRED v7.1 is now Available

Gexcon and Shell Global Solutions are pleased to announce the release of FRED v7.1. FRED (Fire, Release, Explosion, and Dispersion) is Shell’s consequence modelling tool used to predict the consequences of accidental and design releases from process, storage, transport, and distribution operations. This new version not only brings improvements to the

Simulating Pulverized Coal Explosion with FLACS

Simulating Pulverized Coal Explosion with FLACS

A fire broke out in Hebei Longcheng Coal Comprehensive Utilization Co., Ltd. at 11:40 on May 24th, 2019 and there was an assumption that an explosion might have occurred. On the next day, the government of Caofeidian District, Tangshan, Hebei Province issued a notice on the accident. The preliminary investigation

Gexcon and TNO to Join Forces in Safety Software Market

Gexcon and TNO to Join Forces in Safety Software Market

Gexcon has entered into an agreement with the Dutch organization for applied scientific research TNO to create a joint venture to exclusively market TNO’s Safety Software, comprising the software packages EFFECTS and RISKCURVES. The joint venture, named Gexcon Netherlands BV, will be based in the Netherlands under the operational control

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