FLACS-EFFECTS Course (Online)

Training Period: 3 days

This course is aimed at introducing the principles of consequence modelling and EFFECTS user interface and giving an overview of all the models available within the software: release, pool evaporation, fire, explosion, dispersion, damage, and combined models. The course provides a general theoretical background that is consolidated with multiple practical exercises that will be elaborated during the course. Participants are required to practice and apply their new knowledge of the software through hands-on exercises.



  • Ensure a good understanding of the feature of EFFECTS (models, scenarios, etc.).
  • Explain the workflow in using EFFECTS.
  • Introduce various functionality of EFFECTS.
  • Ensure the attendees are capable to use EFFECTS in their projects.



People who intend to carry out consequence modelling with EFFECTS or work closely together with people performing EFFECTS simulations, such as the following.

  • Safety engineers and consultants in risk consultancy companies
  • Oil and gas and process industries engineers
  • Regulatory body professionals
  • Nuclear industry engineers
  • Engineering company employees
  • Students who want to gain knowledge of EFFECTS



The course is suitable for new users and for more experienced users who have not attended a formal training course or would like a refresher course.

  • You will use your own PC and own license
  • We will use Microsoft Teams
  • A webcam and headphone is recommended
  • Your internet connection should be stable and the bandwidth should be enough to be able to have video conferences
  • If you do not have a license we will provide a temporary license for the training
  • The license will be soft-key protected and stand-alone
  • It is recommended that EFFECTS is installed by a user with administration privileges




In addition to the professional skill development of staff, the organization will have the capability to fully utilize this comprehensive consequence modelling tool. The EFFECTS tool will assist in carrying out safety-related studies effectively and accurately, including:

  • Process hazard analysis (HAZID, HAZOP, etc.)
  • Regulatory compliance (ATEX/ DSEAR, LPG Compliance Audits, etc.)
  • Modelling studies (explosion, dispersion, ventilation, and fire and smoke modelling studies, gas detector layout optimization, etc.)



Attendees will be able to use EFFECTS for process safety-related projects, which includes:

  • Development of new skills and knowledge
  • Development of competency to carry out various process safety-related studies
  • Ability to come up with recommendation on safety-related studies
  • Ability to practice risk planning and mitigation



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