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Explosion Science Course

Explosion Science Course

Gexcon has developed a unique training course for obtaining a full understanding of the phenomenon of explosions, including consequences, prevention techniques and current regulatory requirements for a safe and compliant working environment. The course covers gas and dust explosion theory, DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) and ATEX regulations, ignition theory, hazardous area classification, risk assessment and protection concepts….

FLACS-CFD Foundation Certification Exam

FLACS-CFD Foundation Certification Exam

Certification for the level FLACS Foundations is awarded by passing the FLACS Foundations Exam. The exam tests both knowledge of how to operate FLACS (functionality) and how to apply FLACS on real problems (best practice). The latter part requires a basic understanding of the phenomena modelled in FLACS and an understanding of the modelling range and limitations. The user should…

Gas Explosion Hazards Course

Gas Explosion Hazards Course

Gas explosions are unfortunately still common in the process industry and can lead to injuries, fatalities, property damage, business interruption and environmental pollution. In fact, gas explosions are the biggest contributor to losses in the hydrocarbon industry. It is therefore of paramount importance to reduce the risks when handling flammable gases and vapours.   This course is looking into gas…

Electrostatic Hazards

Electrostatic Hazards

Electrostatic hazards are often given the blame as the cause of an accident when it is unclear what in fact was the ignition source. Yet, the processes leading to the generation of electrostatic charge, accumulation, and discharge are well understood, and hence, electrostatic hazards as a possibility for causing ignition of flammable gas, vapor, or dust clouds can be prevented….

Hazardous Area Classification

Hazardous Area Classification

Hazardous area classification is an important first step towards reducing the likelihood of ignition of clouds of flammable gas, vapour, and/ or dust. Mechanical and electrical equipment used inside a classified area shall be approved for use in that area. The classification concerns areas both inside and outside process equipment and is closely related to release and dispersion phenomena. Ventilation…

Hazards Associated with Small-Scale LNG Installations

Hazards Associated with Small-Scale LNG Installations

Small-scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) installations are getting more and more popular. They range from truck-filling stations to small-scale liquefaction plants. We offer an advanced course on the analysis of explosion and other hazards for small-scale LNG facilities. It addresses multiple hazards associated with LNG facilities, including LNG release and dispersion, explosion modelling, cryogenic spills, prevention and mitigation, probabilistic risk…

Self-Declaration of Mechanical Equipment to be Used in Flammable Atmospheres

Self-Declaration of Mechanical Equipment to be Used in Flammable Atmospheres

The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU demands that electrical and mechanical equipment to be used in potentially explosive areas is approved for that purpose. This approval can be performed by the manufacturers themselves if the equipment is to be used in zone 2 and 22 for electrical and mechanical equipment, and in zone 1 and 2 and 21 and 22 considering mechanical

Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management

In this training course, participants will learn the fundamentals of Process Safety Management, and the main standard frameworks for it. Topics include: What Is PSM? How is it distinct from occupational safety? How has it evolved? How are process safety hazards identified and assessed? What are barriers? How should we manage the barriers? How emergency planning and response fits into…

Dust Explosion Hazards Course

Dust Explosion Hazards Course

Dust explosions still occur on a regular basis in the process industry causing injuries, fatalities, property damage, business interruption, and environmental pollution. This is in spite of the wealth and knowledge available to prevent the accident and to reduce the consequences to a minimum.   In this two-day advanced course on dust and powder explosion hazards, you will learn all…

Shell Shepherd Course

Shell Shepherd Course

This course is an introduction into the theory and applications of the risk management software Shepherd v3. It will cover all the existing risk scenarios within the software, including toxic and flammable dispersion, fires, explosions, BLEVE, covering both individual and societal risks. This course combines both theory and practical exercises with Shepherd, therefore students will be required to practice and…

Shell FRED Introductory Course

Shell FRED Introductory Course

This course is an introduction into the theory and applications of FRED v7.1. It will cover all the existing consequence modeling scenarios within the software, including source term modelling, pool formation, gas dispersion, jet and pool fires, impinging fires, vessel burst smoke ingress in buildings/temporary refuge and explosion scenarios in congested and/or confined areas. This course combines both theory and…

FLACS-EFFECTS & FLACS-RISKCURVES Course

FLACS-EFFECTS & FLACS-RISKCURVES Course

This course is a combination of a 3-day EFFECTS course and a 1-day RISKCURVES course. The EFFECTS course is aimed at introducing the principles of consequence modelling and the EFFECTS user interface and giving an overview of all the models available within the software: release, pool evaporation, fire, explosion, dispersion, and combined models. The course provides a general theoretical background…

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