Consequence Analysis

shutterstock_1526562-copyHazRes can help your organisation in the identification and understanding of the potential consequences of a flammable and toxic material releases, including their effects and potential impact on people, assets, business, operations and the environment. Prediction capabilities range from dispersion modelling to the physical effects of explosions from blast loads and fragment generators.

HazRes personnel have performed numerous such studies worldwide and are proficient in modelling different rate releases from different containment volumes (e.g. vessels and pipelines); spreading, pooling and vaporisation on land and water, the dispersion of toxic and flammable clouds in order to determine the consequential impacts in terms of fire, explosion and toxic material concentration levels.

Flammable and Toxic Consequence Modelling

HazRes employs consequence modelling techniques and methodologies that provide quantifiable outcomes on an accident of malicious release of a toxic and/or flammable material. This modelling may include the shape and dimensions of a toxic or flammable material vapour cloud including either toxic endpoints or flammability limits and distance to hazardous levels of thermal radiation from pool and jet fires.

By simulating and modelling either accident or terrorist scenarios, HazRes can produce critical information which can be used directly in emergency response planning and risk analysis for regulatory compliance such as RMP, COMAH and Seveso II regulations as well as the analysis and comparison of different mitigation methods and techniques.

Explosion and Fire Hazard Consequence Modelling

HazRes’ blast effects and structural personnel work to identify and understand client’s explosion and fire hazards by predicting such effects as blast, fragmentation and thermal load generation, and devising prevention, mitigation and protection strategies. Potential damage and injury are predicted for all types of explosion and fire hazards including those generated from accidental and malicious scenarios.

HazRes uses a number of predictive models ranging from vapour cloud explosion (VCE) blast wave prediction methodologies to sophisticated implicit and explicit based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and coupled Finite Element Analysis (FEA) codes to model fluid-structure (FSI) and blast-structure interactions (BSI) and a combination to provide our clients with the right modelling solution.

HazRes also has the ability to quantify the thermal radiation effects using independent analysis tools, and can analyse the dosages from pools, jet and flash fires.

If you would like to know more about how HazRes can help and assist you and your organisation regarding consequence analysis, please contact one of HazRes’ consultants for an information discussion on +44 (0) 845 838 2026

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