Trinity Consultants’ BREEZE® Software and Data Services group was recently certified as a Qualified Supplier for the Idaho Cleanup Project, initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Office of Environmental Management. The DoE evaluation was based on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NQA-1-2000, Subpart 2.7, “Quality Assurance Requirements for Computer Software for Nuclear Facility Applications,” which found BREEZE software development practices were based on sound principles resulting in quality software. As a result of the certification, Trinity Consultants will supply the Idaho National Laboratory with BREEZE VEXDAM and DEGADIS software applications.
The Idaho Cleanup Project is a 7-year, $2.9 billon cleanup project focused on the safe disposal of contaminated waste generated from World War II-era conventional weapons testing, government-owned research and defense reactors, laboratory research, and defense missions at the Idaho National Laboratory.
BREEZE VEXDAM, the Vapor-cloud Explosion Damage Assessment Model, evaluates injury and structure damage in the event of an explosion and calculates accompanying secondary explosions from vapor clouds at any elevation. BREEZE DEGADIS, a DEnse GAs DISpersion model, estimates downwind concentrations from an accidental chemical release where the dispersing toxic or flammable substance is initially heavier than air. The two software products will be used to assess potential threats to site workers, the public, and the Snake River Plain Aquifer, the sole drinking water source for more than 300,000 residents of eastern Idaho.
BREEZE products are developed and distributed by Trinity Consultants, an environmental consulting firm with extensive expertise in dispersion modeling. BREEZE air dispersion, fire, and explosion modeling software are used by more than 4,000 professionals in 70 countries worldwide. For more information on BREEZE products, visit breeze-software.com.