Failure to identify and mitigate explosion hazards is a persistent cause of industrial accidents, impacting sites ranging from fertilizer storage facilities to refineries. While some explosion consequence assessments are performed to comply with regulatory requirements or industry-specific process safety standards, in many cases the potential for loss of life and property damage is overlooked until a tragedy occurs. Explosion consequence modeling can provide detailed information about the possible effects of a blast, and can be used to identify and design mitigation measures.

BREEZE ExDAM may be used for, but is not limited to, the following applications:

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Explosion Consequence Analysis (ECA)
  • Facility Siting Studies
  • Locating Permanent and Portable Buildings (API 752/753)
  • Overpressure Exceedance Analysis (OEA)
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA)Consequence Mitigation Design and Testing
  • Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Development Real-Time Emergency Response System
  • Event Reconstruction and Forensics Analysis
  • Security and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Event Planning and Security
  • Force Protection Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis
  • Perimeter Analysis (Standoff Distance Determination)
  • New Site/Facility Design

BREEZE ExDAM expands on the basic phenomenological model concept by adding the ability to model damage and injury while accounting for the structural details of buildings as well as the shielding effect of structures and equipment on the area behind them. ExDAM provides the safety benefits of a detailed explosion consequence modeling study to a much wider range of facilities at risk from either conventional high explosive (HE) materials or vapor cloud explosions (VCE). Facilities around the world have used this approach to evaluate and prepare for both potential industrial explosions and potential terrorist attacks.

Companies, organizations, and teams that would benefit from explosion consequence modeling include, but are not limited to:

  • Homeland security
  • Bomb squads/Anti-terrorist efforts
  • Fire departments
  • First responders
  • FEMA
  • Process safety professionals
  • Risk advisors
  • Insurance/Reinsurance companies
  • Manufacturers and processors of combustible materials 

Example Project: Facility Siting and Regulatory Compliance

BREEZE ExDAM Example Project - Facility Siting and Regulatory Compliance

Example Project: Event Planning & Security

BREEZE ExDAM Example Project: Event Planning & Security

Example Project: Event Planning & Security (cont.)

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