Oct 01, 2014
BREEZE Software will be presenting the following two papers at the upcoming Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium in College Station, TX on October 28-30, 2014. Experts from all around the world will gather to discuss critical issues of research in process safety.
Large-Scale Explosion Consequence Modeling: West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Case Study
Tuesday, October 28 at 1:00pm CDT
A preliminary case study of the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion using BREEZE ExDAM will be discussed as well as the use of such a model for quantifying the potential hazards at a number of similar facilities
Explosion Consequence Modeling: Balancing Model Sophistication with Finite Resources
Thursday, October 30 at 10:00am CDT
The technological foundations of BREEZE ExDAM, the model’s capabilities, the types of situations the model is and is not appropriate for, the level of effort required in comparison to other modeling approaches, and the strengths and weaknesses of this approach will be discussed. Real-world applications of the model will be presented, including both a high explosive and vapor cloud explosion case.
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 (including Site Plan Exception) to a research study investigating the London subway bombings.