July 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
About The Webinar
Throughout the history of the process industries, there have been a number of incidents where accidental releases of flammable materials have led to fires and/or explosions—resulting in multiple injuries and fatalities, both onsite and offsite. Regardless of regulatory requirements, facility managers carry the responsibility to not only identify hazards but also to understand the potential consequences of unintentional releases.
Leveraging guidance from regulatory bodies and industry best practices, safety stakeholders perform siting studies to help prevent and mitigate the potential impact from accidental toxic and flammable releases to those onsite and offsite. These studies can ensure the appropriate layout of process equipment to avoid or minimize the consequences of releases, such as congested areas and ignition sources, as well as to minimize the risk to personnel onsite in control rooms, admin and maintenance buildings.
While many of these analyses can be performed in a more qualitative manner by considering “maximum credible” events, at times it is necessary to conduct more advanced quantitative studies to understand the potential risks to the plant and public—and to identify mitigation measures to help minimize such risk. This session talked about advanced approaches for modeling hazards in LNG facilities (e.g. toxic and flammable releases, jet and pool fires, and vapor cloud explosions). This discussion covered when it is appropriate to use analytical 2D tools or when it is appropriate to apply more advanced 3D CFD modeling tools.
About The Speakers
Scott Davis, Ph.D., PE, CFEI
CEO – Principal Engineer of Gexcon US
Dr. Scott Davis specializes in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and the engineering analysis and testing of combustion, thermal, and fluid processes. Dr. Davis applies his expertise to the investigation, prevention, and risk assessment of fires, explosions, and dispersion hazards such as flammable vapors and toxic exposures. Dr. Davis is a principal member of the NFPA 59A technical committee and provides key training in Gexcon’s advanced safety courses on major hazards, which includes LNG safety. Dr. Davis has published over 100 papers and is a regular speaker in process safety conferences.
Managing Risk Engineer of Gexcon US
Drew Botwinick has been performing quantitative safety studies for the past 10 years. He has broad experience working with quantifying the consequences of major hazards in various types of Oil and Gas facilities across the world in different regulatory contexts. Drew has published and presented several papers on process safety. More recently, his work has focused on LNG siting studies and QRAs in the US domestic market.