FLACS I Course

Training Period: 4 days

Fee: USD 2,500

This course covers the standard modules in FLACS, such as geometry import and generation, gas dispersion, explosion, and fire, as well as liquid pool spread. It also comprises presentations on validations, explosion mitigation, QA and probabilistic risk analysis (Including a FLACS-Risk demonstration). This course combines theory, demonstrations, and practical exercises with FLACS software. Therefore, students will be required to practice and apply their new knowledge of the software through hands-on exercises. About half the time will consist of presentations and the rest will include hands-on work with FLACS.

 

The attendees will gain an understanding on the following topics:

  • Physical models, applications areas and functionality of FLACS
  • FLACS workflow: Preprocessing, processing and postprocessing
  • Guidelines for setting up FLACS simulations
  • Quality assurance of FLACS scenarios and results
  • Proficiency in using FLACS for standard applications in their projects

 

The course is aimed for people who plan to carry out consequence modelling with FLACS or interact closely together with FLACS users, for example:

  • Process and safety engineers working in industries such as oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), chemical, renewable energy, mining, nuclear, food manufacturing, homeland security, automotive, etc.
  • Consultants in risk engineering consultancy companies
  • Engineering managers overseeing safety and risk analysis
  • Regulatory body professionals
  • Structural engineers
  • Academics, researchers, and students
  • CAD operators developing FLACS geometries

 

The attendance of this course is mandatory for FLACS users.

 

This course is suitable for completely new users of FLACS as well as users who would like to refresh their knowledge. In general, no special prerequisites are required, but any prior knowledge in safety consequence modelling, CFD models or 3D modelling will in general be helpful.

 

Day 1

08:30 Registration and coffee
08:55 Welcome
09:00 Introduction: GexCon, Explosions & FLACS
10:00 FLACS Runmanager
10:30 Coffee / Questions and Answers
10:45 FLACS preprocessor CASD: Scenario definition
11:45 Exercise I: Explosion in test rig
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Exercise I: Explosion in test rig (cont)
14:30 FLACS postprocessor FLOWVIS: Visualizing results
15:00 Exercise T1 – r1file tool: exporting exercise I results into an Excel spreadsheet
15:15 Coffee / Questions and Answers
15:30 Mitigation of explosions
16:15 Exercise II: Explosion mitigation
17:00 End of day one

Day 2

08:30 Coffee / Questions and Answers
09:00 FLACS preprocessor CASD: Geometry building/grid/porosities
10:00 Exercise III (Part 1): Build geometry, calculate blast waves from explosion
10:45 Coffee / Questions and Answers
11:00 Exercise III (Part 1): Build geometry, calculate blast waves from explosion (cont)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Exercise III (Part 1): Build geometry, calculate blast waves from explosion (cont)
14:30 CAD import
15:00 Demo: importing a .dgn file with geo2flacs tool
15:15 Coffee / Questions and Answers
15:30 Exercise III (Part 2): DGN geometry import and explosion simulations
17:00 End of day two

Day 3

08:30 Coffee / Questions and Answers
09:00 Validation testing and procedures for CFD
10:00 Ventilation and dispersion
10:45 Coffee / Questions and Answers
11:00 Exercise IV: Dispersion/explosion calculation in offshore geometry
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Exercise IV: Dispersion/explosion calculation in offshore geometry (cont)
15:15 Coffee / Questions and Answers
15:30 Exercise IV: Dispersion/explosion calculation in offshore geometry (cont)
16:15 Efficient use of FLACS and QA
17:00 End of day three

 

Day 4

08:30 Coffee / Questions and Answers
09:00 Pool spread
09:45 Exercise V: Pool spread simulation
10:30 Coffee / Questions and Answers
10:45 Exercise V: Pool spread simulation (cont)
11:45 Explosion Risk Analysis
12:30 Lunch
13:30 FLACS Fire
14:15 Exercise VI: Jet and pool fire simulations
15:15 Coffee / Questions and Answers
15:30 Exercise VI: Jet and pool fire simulations (cont)
16:45 Final communications – flacs@gexcon.com, survey, FLUG
17:00 End of day four

In addition to the professional skills development of the company staff and the enhanced competency of performing 3D consequence modeling studies, the organization will have the capability to utilize the industry-standard tool FLACS to complement related safety studies, including:

  • Process hazard analysis (HAZID, HAZOP, etc.)
  • Risk management (QRA, hazardous area classification, etc.)
  • Regulatory compliance (ATEX/ DSEAR, LPG Compliance Audits, etc.)
  • Accident and incident investigation

 

 

Participants will be able to use FLACS for process safety-related projects, and will acquire the following skills:

  • Proficiency in performing FLACS simulations for various process safety-related studies
  • Provide safety recommendations for design and operations
  • Make informed decisions about risk planning and mitigation

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the current travel restrictions worldwide, present FLACS I Course training has been suspended until further notice. Currently, FLACS I Course training is provided online and on demand. Please contact flacs@gexcon.com for more details.

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