BREEZE Software presented the following paper at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium in College Station, TX on October 29, 2015, where experts from all around the world gathered to discuss critical issues of research in process safety.
Large Scale VCE Consequence Modeling for Industrial Facility Siting, Risk Assessment, Hazard Mitigation Design, and Response Planning
Tuesday, October 29, 2015
In this paper, the Vapor Cloud Explosion Damage Assessment (VExDAM) module in BREEZE ExDAM is used to demonstrate a high speed 3D modeling technique that can quickly: 1. Generate 3D models of large-scale chemical/-petroleum facilities with hundreds of building structures, hundreds of release locations, and hundreds of congestion zones 2. Simulate, display, and document the consequences of individual release scenarios involving a subset of congestion zones within a single plume geometry 3. Compute, display, and document the maximum consequence levels resulting from explosions at all identified congestion zones.
BREEZE ExDAM is a unique 3D explosion consequence modeling suite that allows users to compute injury and damage resulting from the detonation of high explosive and vapor cloud explosions. The software provides a user-friendly interface that guides users through creating realistic scenarios, running the model, and analyzing the results. BREEZE ExDAM seeks to fill the “sophistication gap” between purely distance-based simple models and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools, and has been used in applications ranging from building siting studies at petrochemical facilities (e.g., for a Site Plan Exception) to a research study investigating the London subway bombings.
To learn more about BREEZE ExDAM, please visit breeze-software.com/ExDAM.
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