Consequence Modelling refers to the estimation of the credible physical outcomes of loss of containment scenarios involving flammable, explosive and toxic materials with respect to their potential impact on people, assets, or safety functions.
The following screenshots are examples from projects demonstrating the consequences as graphical representations.
Graphical Representation of Lower Flammable Limits
Graphical Representation of Jet Fire Radiation Contours
What software does FSES utilise to conduct Consequence Modelling?
They are various recommended approaches to conducting consequence modelling for accidental releases of hazardous materials, with the potential to cause harm to people, damage to assets and impairment of safety functions, from offshore and onshore installations. FSES’s preferred software is to use DNV PHAST, in which our consultants are fully trained.
What inputs are required by FSES to conduct the Consequence Modelling Study?
As a minimum the following information would be required to conduct the study:
- Facilities Design
- Operating Data and Procedures
- Heat and Material balances
- Equipment Rating and Data Sheets
Based on the project requirements, extra information may be required. This will be highlighted within the Terms of Reference (ToR).
What is the expected output of the Consequence Modelling Study?