General Information

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Hardware Requirements
ComponentBREEZE Software
Intel or AMD processor, 32-bit or 64-bit. 500-megahertz (MHz) or higherAll BREEZE Software
256 megabytes (MB) RAM, 512 MB RAM recommendedAll BREEZE Software
2 gigabyte (GB) available disk spaceAll BREEZE Software
1024 x 768 minimum display resolutionAll BREEZE Software
Mouse or other pointing deviceAll BREEZE Software
3D features require a video card that supports DirectX 9AERMOD, CALPUFF, 3D Analyst, Downwash Analyst, and ExDAM
Video card with 3D hardware acceleration required for 3D viewsAERMOD, CALPUFF, 3D Analyst, Downwash Analyst, and ExDAM

 

Software Requirements
ComponentBREEZE Software
32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008All BREEZE Software (With the exception of ROADS and LFG Fire/Risk)
32-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008ROADS, LFG Fire/Risk
32-bit version of Windows VistaLFG Fire/Risk
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or laterAERMET, AERMOD, AERSCREEN, VASDIP
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or laterCALPUFF, 3D Analyst, MetView, Incident Analyst
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)ExDAM
OpenGL 1.1 or greater

ExDAM

Esri ArcGIS for Desktop (sold separately, free version available)

 Risk Analyst

Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7.0 or 8.0 (ArcGIS requirement)

 Risk Analyst

 

Please click the “forget your password” link below the Sign In section on the My BREEZE Login webpage. Then where prompted, enter your email address and click Submit to reset your password. If you have also forgotten your email address, please contact the BREEZE Support Team at +1 972-661-8881 or support@trinityconsultants.com and we can provide you with the email address associated with your account to proceed with resetting your password.

In addition to the online resources listed below, contact BREEZE to set up a live demo for a more customized evaluation:

  • Watch product overview videos and tutorials in the Video section of our software product pages
  • Browse the Product Tour section of our software pages for specific product details
  • Find user guides and technical papers in the Library section of our software pages

To locate the version number of your BREEZE Software product, please follow these steps:

  1. Click the BREEZE Application button at the top left corner of your BREEZE product
  2. Click the About button
  3. The software version appears to the right of the BREEZE logo


BREEZE Product Version Screenshot


To locate the version number of your BREEZE ROADS and LFG Fire/Risk Software product, please follow these steps: 

  1. Click the Help drop down menu in the main menu 
  2. Click the About button 
  3. The software version appears to the right of the BREEZE logo


ROADS - About

 

Purchasing

Most of our software is delivered online through your My BREEZE account. Some of our products utilize a USB hardware key unlocking system (e.g., BREEZE Incident Analyst, ExDAM, CALPUFF, and Risk Analyst), which require a USB hardware key to be shipped to you. All shipping and handling costs are included in your software purchase.

Yes, we offer discounts when multiple licenses are purchased within the same transaction. With the Multiple License Discount, the first license is purchased at full price and each additional license purchased within that transaction (of that specific software program) will be discounted 50% off the cost of the first license. If more than five licenses are needed, we offer Site and Enterprise volume discounts that are even heftier than the aforementioned 50% Multiple License Discount.

To receive a quote for your multiple license purchase, please contact the BREEZE Sales Team at +1 (972) 661-8881 or BREEZE@trinityconsultants.com.

Yes, a student or staff member at an accredited educational institution can purchase BREEZE products at a 50% academic discount for educational and research purposes only. We ask that eligible users provide a signed letter on university letterhead stating the intended uses of the software products.

Request Education Discount

Yes, for the purchase of 15+ licenses of one particular product made within the same transaction, we offer an even heftier discount than the 50% multiple license discount. To receive a quote for your multiple license purchase, please contact the BREEZE Sales Team at +1 972-661-8881 or BREEZE@trinityconsultants.com.

Your purchase of a BREEZE Software product includes one (1) year of maintenance including software upgrades and one (1) year of technical support.

We accept credit cards, wire transfers, and check. We also accept purchase orders with net 30 day payment terms. 

Licensing

Your software purchase includes a perpetual license of our software, which allows the customer to own the product indefinitely. Each software purchase includes one (1) year of maintenance and one (1) year of support. Once this first year of maintenance and support expires, you will have the option to renew your software maintenance to continue to have access to the latest software version and technical support.

One license may only be used on one computer at a time, however, one license may be downloaded and installed on multiple computers. This includes home and work, or a laptop and desktop.

You can install the application on multiple computers, however, one license may only be used on one computer at a time. Read the end user license agreement for more information.

Yes, we offer discounts when multiple licenses are purchased. When the first license is purchased at full price, the second and subsequent licenses can be purchased at half the cost. If more than five licenses are needed, we suggest purchasing a site license or enterprise license to receive volume purchase prices.

Request a Software Quote

Yes, we offer a network license through a floating licensing system. With this floating licensing system, you will receive one USB network key that contains your software license. When a network key is plugged in a server computer (whether a Windows Server machine or a desktop that you designate as the "server" machine), multiple people can run the program by connecting to the key through the network. The number of people that can run the program simultaneously depends on the number of licenses available on the network key.

Network licenses will be an additional $100 USD (in addition to the price of the software) for shipping and handling of the USB hardware key.

Order a Network License

For BREEZE AERMOD, 3D Analyst, AERSCREEN, AERMET, Downwash Analyst, and MetView please follow the steps below:

  1. Run the program as an Administrator (Please see the steps listed under the Support section of the FAQs)
  2. Open the software application on your old computer
  3. Click the BREEZE Application button at the top left corner of your BREEZE product and choose License Manager
  4. In the dialog box, navigate to the Automated License Management Tab
  5. Select your key and click Release (Note: A “0” under Available Licenses indicates that the license is currently unlocked on a computer. Once you select that license and click the Release button, this license will be released and can be retrieved on the other computer.)

    BREEZE Release License Screenshot 

  6. On your new computer, open your BREEZE application
  7. Click the BREEZE Application button and choose License Manager
  8. In the dialog box, navigate to the Automated License Management Tab
  9. Enter your Customer ID and Email Address and click Apply to see your licenses
  10. Select an appropriate license and click Retrieve to use the license

You may download and install any BREEZE application to as many computers as you would like - there is no limit to the number of installations that may be performed. However, only one license may be unlocked on one computer at a time. As such, if the software is unlocked on one computer and you would like to activate it on a second computer, you would need to release the license from the first computer then activate it on the second computer.

For products that utilize a USB hardware key, unplug the dongle from one computer and plug it into the second computer to begin using the software on another machine.

BREEZE offers the following license types:

  • Perpetual / Single – allows the customer to own the product indefinitely.
  • Lease – allows the customer to use the software for a pre-determined amount of time.
  • Enterprise or Site – available to organizations who expect that five or more users will need to use the software simultaneously and as a result need to purchase five or more licenses. Both Enterprise and Site licensing will provide a hefty discount for this purchase of multiple licenses.

Software Updates

To receive the latest news and updates for your BREEZE Software, please subscribe to our emails.

If you have valid maintenance, login to your My BREEZE account to download the latest version of your software. Once logged in, click on Downloads to select the program to download and install to your computer.

BREEZE updates its software products, enhances their functionalities, and fixes bugs on a regular basis. The best way to take advantage of these improvements is to always use the most recent version of the software.

Maintenance

You do not need to renew maintenance on your software in order to keep using the software. The software purchase includes a perpetual license of the BREEZE Software that allows the customer to own the product indefinitely.

If you have valid maintenance on your BREEZE software, you can download the latest version from your My BREEZE account. If you do not have valid maintenance, please contact the BREEZE Sales team to renew your software maintenance so that you regain access to the latest versions of your software and access to the BREEZE Support team. 

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Request a Maintenance Quote

Contact BREEZE at +1 972 661 8881 or breeze@trinityconsultants.com for a quote to renew the maintenance on your BREEZE software.

All new software purchases include one (1) year of maintenance and one (1) year of technical support. Once this first year of maintenance and support expires, you will have the option to renew your software maintenance to continue to have access to the latest software versions and technical support.

If you chose to not renew the maintenance, you will still be able to use your software but will lose access to software version updates and technical support. As such, we recommend that all users keep their maintenance up to date.

Yes, approximately one month before your maintenance expires you will receive an email from the Sales Team with your renewal quote and details on how you can proceed with renewing your maintenance.

Support

You can contact the BREEZE Support Team in three ways:

Support requests are usually answered within 24 business hours.

Some BREEZE software products are licensed using a hardware key (also known as a hardware dongle). This hardware key is required to be attached to your computer for proper use of the software application. The replacement fee for lost hardware keys is 80% of the retail price of the software. As a result, care should be taken to ensure the hardware key is always kept in a safe location. BREEZE will provide a replacement at no charge if the hardware key is found to be defective.

Request a Replacement Hardware Key

  1. In Windows 7, 8, or 10, exit the application
  2. Right click on the shortcut icon and select Properties

    BREEZE Shortcut Icon Properties Screenshot
  3. Navigate to the Compatibility Tab
  4. In the Privilege Level group, check "Run this program as an administrator"

    BREEZE Run Program As Administrator Screenshot
  5. Click Apply and then OK

The BREEZE Support Team is available via phone (+1 972-661-8881) and email (support@trinityconsultants.com) for all users who have valid maintenance Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time.

The USB hardware key has a green LED indicator on the device that indicates when it is functioning properly. If the indicator does not turn green when the USB hardware key is plugged in, please download the driver and reinstall it.

If this does not fix the problem, please contact BREEZE at support@trinityconsultants.com. In most cases, we will be able to resolve the matter and get your dongle working again. If the matter cannot be resolved, a replacement key will be issued.

AERMOD

You can seamlessly import a base map into BREEZE AERMOD and 3D Analyst by following the step-by-step instructions in the Modeling Tip: Importing a Map Image File into BREEZE AERMOD or 3D Analyst or watch the AERMOD: Importing a Base Map video that visually shows the process import base maps.

BREEZE AERMOD offers numerous time-saving tools to help with setting up a modeling run. Watch the AERMOD: How to Import Data Using Spreadsheets video that shows you how to import data to your modeling project with just a few clicks of your mouse as well as other time-saving features available in the Data Tab.

Users can easily combine the .amz project file with the .amr results file to view BRMS results in BREEZE AERMOD by Modeling Tip: How to Merge BREEZE Remote Modeling System’s Results with the Local .AMZ File and View Results in BREEZE AERMOD for step-by-step instructions.

Because the model run time increases with the number of receptors added, finding the highest concentrations can be a tricky process. To provide assistance, a variable density grid can be setup in BREEZE AERMOD to ease the process of identifying the highest concentrations while also minimizing the model runtime. To setup a variable density grid, please refer to the Modeling Tip: How to Set Up Variable Density Receptor Grid in AERMOD for step-by-step instructions.

Please refer to the Modeling Tip: Using 3D Receptor Grid in AERMOD for step-by-step instructions.

To improve efficiency for batch runs or save time in the event of a power failure or user interruption, please refer to the Modeling Tip: Batch Scheduling and Restart Options in BREEZE AERMOD.

BREEZE AERMOD includes numerous time-saving tools to help with setting up a model run. One of these tools is the Hourly Emission File Editor. Please refer to the Modeling Tip: Using Hourly Emission File Editor in BREEZE AERMOD to learn how to use this tool to easily use refined hourly emission rate data in your AERMOD runs.

Disabling onsite and offsite receptors is easy to do in BREEZE AERMOD. Please refer to the step-by-step instructions in the Modeling Tip: Disabling Onsite and Offsite Receptors in BREEZE AERMOD

BREEZE AERMOD includes the BREEZE Ozone File Editor which allows users to create, view, and edit hourly ozone files for use in the Ozone-Limiting Method (OLM) and the Plume Volume Molar Ratio Method (PVMRM). Please refer to Modeling Tip: Using Ozone File Editor Tools in BREEZE AERMOD for step-by-step instructions.

The main differences between these two editions of BREEZE AERMOD come down to the post-processing capabilities. For details, please visit the BREEZE AERMOD Editions webpage.

You will be able to find more information about the features included within BREEZE AERMOD by viewing the Features webpage as well as the Product Tour. The BREEZE AERMOD Overview Tutorial on the Videos tab will also provide you with information on the features and capabilities included within the software program. 

ExDAM

BREEZE ExDAM uses the TNO Multi-Energy method for vapor cloud explosions. This involves selecting an ‘Explosion Strength’ which distinguishes a deflagration from a detonation. The method is based on a numerical simulation of a blast wave from a centrally ignited spherical cloud with constant velocity flames.

For a detonating cloud, explosion strength 10 can be used. For explosion strengths 1-9, the pressure profile is a deflagration. For explosion strengths 6-9 as the blast propagates away from the centre of the explosion, the gradient at the front will steepen and eventually become a shock wave, like the blast from a TNT charge.

Yes. Each structure component is considered a source of a secondary explosion if it is damaged above a certain threshold. Secondary explosions produce collateral effects in the form of increased damage levels to nearby structures.

Please refer to the ExDAM: Adding a Vapor Cloud and Sample Grid video that will guide you through adding a vapor cloud and a sample grid to your explosion modeling scenario. Watch more video tutorials for ExDAM on the ExDAM Video page.

Please refer to the ExDAM: Build a Basic Building Structure video that will guide you through using the automatic structure creation tool in BREEZE ExDAM to create a basic building structure and add people to the building. Watch more video tutorials for ExDAM on the ExDAM Video page.

Please refer to the 3D Extend: Create Detailed 3D Structures with XY Block Contours video that will walk you through how to create detailed structures automatically from 3D Map files in BREEZE ExDAM using the features of the new 3D Extend module. Watch more video tutorials for ExDAM on the ExDAM Video page.

Please refer to the ExDAM: Editing an Existing Building Structure video that will guide you through editing or modifying an existing building and adding details to the building using some of the tools available in the program. Watch more video tutorials for ExDAM on the ExDAM Video page.

Please refer to the 3D Extend: Import 3D Data Files video that demonstrates the basics of importing geometric data with 3D data vector/polygon data file formats into BREEZE ExDAM using the new 3D Extend module. Watch more video tutorials for ExDAM on the ExDAM Video page.

Please refer to the 3D Extend: Import Structures from Esri Shapefiles video that demonstrates how to automatically add buildings into BREEZE ExDAM from Esri building shapefiles enabling users to create hundreds of structures from existing shapefiles with just a few clicks of the mouse. Watch more video tutorials for ExDAM on the ExDAM Video page.

Please refer to the 3D Extend: Import Structures from Text Files video that shows how to use text files as a way to import building information into BREEZE ExDAM using the 3D Extend module. Watch more video tutorials for ExDAM on the ExDAM Video page.

There are 15 pre-defined fuels with fuel-air mixture volume ratio corresponding to stoichiometric composition. Users can choose a user-defined fuel type by specifying molecular weight, fuel-air mixing ratio, and the net combustion energy.

Users can specify vapor cloud explosion and high explosive parameters in corresponding tabs within BREEZE ExDAM software. For high explosive, users need to specify the TNT-equivalent yield (mass) and location; for vapor cloud explosion, users need to specify the fuel type, vapor cloud size and location, atmospheric temperature and pressure, and explosion strength (1-10). If the fuel type is user-defined, users need to specify molecular weight, stoichiometric mixing ratio (by volume), and net combustion energy.

BREEZE ExDAM has a fuel type database which contains molecular weight, stoichiometric mixing ratio and net combustion energy for common materials; it provides three high explosive examples and three vapor cloud explosion example. With little training and practice, users will be able to do a full explosion scenario easily.

As the explosive yield increases, the corresponding pulse duration also increases. For a specified overpressure or dynamic pressure level, the longer the pulse duration the greater the damage. For a fixed scaled distance, (distance/yield)1/3, the overpressure or dynamic pressure is essentially independent of yield. Because of the effect of pulse duration, however, the damage level remains dependent on yield and will increase as yield increases. Structures/components which are classified as "Q" type are more sensitive to this effect than are "P" type structures/components. For each structure/component, two pulse duration factors (with values ranging from 0 to 10) are assigned, corresponding to moderate and severe damage. For "P" type structures/components the pulse duration factors are on the order of 2.5 while for "Q" type structures/components the factors are on the order of 8. Each structure component is also assigned levels of overpressure (Pm and Ps), or dynamic pressure (Qm and Qs), corresponding to moderate and severe damage, along with a fixed reference yield.

The actual yield used in an individual test case is an input variable, and will generally differ from the fixed reference yield. The pulse duration factor, the yield, and the reference yield determine the R-factor which connects the moderate and severe damages with this difference in yield.

The shielding algorithm in ExDAM involves the use of finite line doublets from potential theory. Each structure/component is characterized by its three dimensions and orientation. For shielding effects, the direction of the blast wave is taken into account relative to the orientation of the shielding structure/component. The shielding factor is computed from potential functions based on the finite line doublets, and the pressure reduction is further computed from the shielding factor.

Damage/injury level computations are based on the incident pressure, either peak overpressure or peak dynamic pressure, which would occur at a distance from the burst point corresponding to the centroid of each structure/component, as projected into the horizontal plane at ground level. Such pressures are adjusted to take into account shielding and collateral effects. The dimensions and orientations of the structures/components do not directly affect the calculations.

The damage/injury to each structure/component is based on the maximum peak overpressure, combined with the accumulated impulse, reduced by shielding, and supplemented by secondary explosions. The adjusted values for peak overpressure and impulse are used as inputs to a pressure-impulse diagram characteristic of the structure.

All pressures, both peak overpressure and peak dynamic pressure, are calculated based on the curves derived for nuclear blast effects scaled by dividing distance and height by yield (in metric tons) to the one-third power. In using these curves for conventional explosions, the actual yield has been multiplied by 1.923, to take into account the fact that in a conventional explosion the amount of blast energy generated is roughly twice the amount generated in a nuclear explosion of the same yield. The values derived from these curves represent the incident pressures as opposed to the reflected pressures. The overpressure and the dynamic pressure at a specified height of burst and distance from ground zero are determined by a power decay interpolation between the two curves (Pressure – Horizontal Distance from Ground Zero – Height of Burst Curve) that bound the point.

ExDAM predicts impulse due to vapor cloud explosion by integrating overpressure over the pulse duration.

Peak overpressure and pulse duration of the positive phase produced by vapor cloud explosion are calculated based on the TNO multi-energy method, and they are functions of the participating combustion energy, the explosive strength, atmospheric pressure and temperature and the ambient speed of sound. Both overpressure and positive phase duration are stored in dimensionless form as a function of dimensionless range for various explosive strengths.

For some applications, basic modeling approaches are overly simplistic, but a full CFD analysis provides more detail than necessary at a cost that may be prohibitive. The Explosive Damage Assessment Model (ExDAM) takes a high explosive (HE) or vapor cloud explosion (VCE) P-I model as its base and adds the ability to model both shielding effects of structures/people and damage and injury to structures/people. As such, ExDAM provides an intermediate ECM tool for predicting incident pressure/impulse that provides more refinement and detail than simple P-I models while requiring less time and specialized expertise than CFD models. For more information about how you can benefit from using BREEZE ExDAM for your explosion modeling analyses, read our technical paper titled Explosion Damage and Injury Assessment Modeling: Balancing Model Sophistication with Finite Resources that compares ExDAM to simple radius-based models and more complex CFD tools.

BREEZE ExDAM consists of four modules that are available for purchase separately. HExDAM and VExDAM are the modules containing the numerical models that calculate the impacts of high explosive and vapor cloud explosions, respectively. The other two ExDAM modules are extension modules - ExDAM HExFRAG and ExDAM 3D Extend. While these extension modules are not required in order to run HExDAM and VExDAM, they will greatly enhance the features and capabilities available to you in your explosion modeling assessments. Learn more about these modules on the ExDAM Editions webpage.

BREEZE ExDAM includes 123 master structure materials and 19 human body component materials. Users can also create custom materials.

The models incorporated into BREEZE ExDAM have been used and tested for over 20 years. The HExDAM damage algorithm is correlated against the Southwest Research Institute pressure-impulse diagrams and the VExDAM model employs Van den Berg's TNO multi-energy method (which uses dimensionless curves of overpressure and pulse duration versus range to predict the resultant overpressure and impulse at each structure). The results have been validated in a number of technical papers and have been used and validated extensively in other industry applications. One recent validation study is the recent work at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS) that has shown ExDAM to be applicable and more reliable than other explosion modeling tools during their reconstruction modeling assessments of the London 7/7 subway bombing. Another recent validation study is the West, Texas explosion analysis conducted by BREEZE that compares the observed damage to modeled damage using ExDAM.

We have many online resources available to aid in your learning about BREEZE EXDAM, including Videos, Library Items, Features, and a Product Tour.

We have technical papers as well as presentations available in the ExDAM Library.

Contact BREEZE at +1 (972) 661-8881 or breeze@trinityconsultants.com for a quote on P-I data.

Yes, we offer a multiple module discount in addition to the standard multiple license discount. This multiple module discount is applicable for the purchase of two or more ExDAM modules within the same transaction. To receive your discounted price quote, please contact the BREEZE Sales Team at +1 972-661-8881 or breeze@trinityconsultants.com and let us know which modules you are interested in purchasing as well as the number of licenses of each you would like to procure.

Incident Analyst

Please Incident Analyst: Adding Soures and Receptors video tutorial that demonstrates the multiple ways to add sources and receptors to your accidental release modeling scenario. Watch more video tutorials for Incident Analyst on the Incident Analyst Video page.

The last tutorial in the Getting Started series, Incident Analyst: Analyzing and Visualizing Model Results, will guide you through the robust set of model output options available in BREEZE Incident Analyst, including the powerful results visualization that can be achieved using BREEZE 3D Analyst. Watch more video tutorials for Incident Analyst on the Incident Analyst Video page.

Please watch the Incident Analyst: Defining Meteorological Conditions and Levels of Concern video tutorial that will guide you through defining the meteorological conditions and levels of concern for your accidental release model run in BREEZE Incident Analyst. Watch more video tutorials for Incident Analyst on the Incident Analyst Video page.

Please watch the Incident Analyst: Selecting and Adding Chemicals video tutorial that will walk you through the seamless process of selecting or adding a chemical or chemical mixture. Watch more video tutorials for Incident Analyst on the Incident Analyst Video page.

The models within Incident Analyst do not account for discrete buildings, however, they do account for surface roughness, which factors in obstacles such as buildings.

The models within Incident Analyst assume flat terrain. Users do have the option though to specify the surface roughness as well as whether the ground condition is dry, wet, or covered by snow.

BREEZE Incident Analyst includes four dispersion models (INPUFF; AFTOX; DEGADIS; SLAB), four fire (thermal radiation) models (Confined Pool Fire; Unconfined Pool Fire; Jet Fire; BLEVE), and four explosion (overpressure) models (US TNT Equivalency; UK HSE TNT Equivalency; TNO Multi-Energy Model; Baker Strehlow Tang Multi-Energy Model). When you purchase BREEZE Incident Analyst, you will have access to all of these models.

No, the license you purchase will be a perpetual one and yours to keep. One year of maintenance and support is included with the purchase of BREEZE Incident Analyst and once this first year of maintenance and support expires, you will have the option to renew your software maintenance to continue to have access to the latest software versions and to the support team. Note that you will still be able to use your software if you opt not to renew the maintenance (because the license you purchase is perpetual), however, you will not have access to download the latest versions or access to the BREEZE Support Team. As such, we recommend that all users keep their maintenance up to date. Once this first year expires, the annual fee to renew your license of BREEZE Incident Analyst if you choose to do so would be $1250 USD.

Absolutely! Within the Chemical Database you can add a new chemical with custom properties. This video tutorial guides users on how to add a new chemical to the Chemical Database. 

In the Meteorology section, the wind direction is the direction from which the wind is coming.

We provide a 50% discount for software purchased by universities and academies that will be used solely for academic purposes (e.g., classroom purposes; university-funded research). In order to be eligible for this discount, we ask that you provide us with a signed letter on University letterhead stating the intended uses of the software. 

Incident Analyst will calculate the release for the mixture. Mixture values are computed based on an average of the values for the pure components and the percentage of each component in the mixture for the common properties.

We have many online resources where you can learn more about BREEZE Incident Analyst, including the Features and Product Tour webpages. The Getting Started tutorial on the Tutorials tab will also provide you with information on the features and capabilities included within Incident Analyst.

Risk Analyst

No, Esri offers a free version of ArcGIS Explorer that may be used instead of purchasing a license. Download the free version of ArcGIS Explorer on Esri’s website.

BREEZE Risk Analyst is an add-in for Esri ArcGIS Explorer (sold separately). A free version of Esri ArcGIS Explorer can be downloaded and used to access Risk Analyst.

  1. Download and install BREEZE Risk Analyst
  2. Download and install Ersi ArcGIS Explorer
  3. Open the ArcGIS Explorer application
  4. ArcGIS Explorer it will automatically recognize BREEZE Risk Analyst under the Add-Ins Tab
  5. Select Risk Analyst to run the application


Risk Analyst ArcGIS Explorer Screenshot

BREEZE Risk Analyst is not a stand-alone BREEZE product. Risk Analyst is an Esri ArcView add-in for Esri ArcGIS 9 and 10, which requires access to a version of Esri ArcGIS in order to use BREEZE Risk Analyst. The GIS add-in inherits the full functionality available in ArcView allowing users to take full advantage of ArcView’s powerful capabilities including visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data.

Data

Please send AERMOD-ready data requests to worldgeodata@trinityconsultants.com and include the following information:

  • Format (AERMOD- or ISC-ready)
  • Executable version of the model
  • Facility or site location (latitude/longitude coordinates, UTM/zone coordinates, or a nearby city)
  • Number of years you would like to model (2007-2012)


Once we receive this information, we can assess your site's data quality and provide a quote.

Please send CALPUFF-ready data requests to worldgeodata@trinityconsultants.com and include the following information:

  • Model domain location and size (required to find how many observational stations are available)
  • Met Data Grid resolution
  • Use of WRF or MM5 data


Once we receive this information, we can assess your site's data quality and provide a quote.

The turnaround time depends on the order. For example, it will take the Data Team approximately 2-3 business days to process a 5-year AERMOD-ready meteorological data order for a given location. For a CALPUFF-ready met data order, which will require the use of MM5 or WRF, the processing time for one year of data will be approximately 1-2 weeks. To obtain an estimated timeline for your specific order, please contact the BREEZE Data Team at +1 972-661-8881 or worldgeodata@trinityconsultants.com.

The turnaround time depends on the order, however, the BREEZE Data Team typically processes a standard terrain data order within 1-2 business days. To obtain an estimated timeline for your specific order, please contact the BREEZE Data Team at +1 972-661-8881 or worldgeodata@trinityconsultants.com.

The BREEZE Data Team can provide meteorological data in a variety of formats for practically any location in the world including, but not limited to, the following formats: raw surface data (CD-144) and upper air data (FSL); ADMS-ready; AERMET-ready (Stage 2); AERMOD-ready (Stage 3); EDMS; ISC- and CAL3QHCR-ready; CALMET-ready; CALPUFF-ready; custom data processed using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) or the Fifth Generation Mesoscale Model (MM5). Learn more on our Meteorological Data webpage.

The BREEZE Data Team can process National Elevation Dataset (NED) terrain data for locations within the U.S., as well as Digital Elevation Model (DEM) terrain data for locations within the U.S. and around the globe. Learn more on our Terrain Data webpage.

For more information, read the article we published about the use of onsite meteorological data for AERMOD. If you have specific questions about the use of onsite met data related to your particular project, we encourage you to contact the BREEZE Data Team at +1 972-661-8881 or worldgeodata@trinityconsultants.com.

The BREEZE Data team is staffed by professional meteorologists and environmental engineers who provide meteorological expertise in obtaining data for your modeling needs. Our team is knowledgeable about sources for data worldwide, potential problems with external data sets and the appropriate ways to address them, and the proper preprocessing techniques for model input. Don’t compromise your modeling with delayed data availability or improper data handling. Let the BREEZE meteorologists and engineers process data for you quickly and properly.

Training

Yes, before the course begins we require that payment be made in full.

On our Training webpage select View Details to the right of the course you want to attend. The course-specific webpage will appear in a separate window and display all scheduled course dates and locations. Click the Register button next to the course date and location you want to attend. If you have any questions during this process, please contact the BREEZE Sales Team at +1 972-661-8881 or breeze@trinityconsultants.com.

Yes! In addition to offering scheduled, off-the-shelf courses we also provide custom training courses where our instructor can either travel to your location to teach the course, or you and your colleagues can travel to our location in Dallas, Texas. This custom course can be tailored to best satisfy your modeling needs and is a good option especially if you have other colleagues who are interested in participating in training. To receive a quote for a custom training course, please contact the BREEZE Sales Team at +1 972-661-8881 or breeze@trinityconsultants.com and let us know your course location preference, scheduling timelines, the number of attendees you expect to participate, and training topic.

Visit our Training webpage for more information on the upcoming training courses we have scheduled.

BREEZE has been providing training for EHS professionals around the world for decades. Our instructors are selected based on their unique experience and extensive knowledge of the course topics. Although our courses are intensive, our instructors work hard to ensure a highly interactive learning environment where attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share experiences. Our course manuals are comprehensive, including valuable resource documents as well as the presentation materials. Each of our courses features: 

 

  • Effective instruction from subject area experts 
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date course materials that are valuable reference tools 
  • Hands-on experience with applicable tools where appropriate 
  • Case studies that demonstrate key concepts 

 

You will be very pleased with your decision to pursue a training course with BREEZE Software.

Specialized Consulting

Yes, BREEZE has conducted several projects around the world in which real-time emergency release modeling (“nowcasting”) and/or short-term forecasting was successfully implemented. Read more on our Custom Solutions page.

Visit our Specialized Consulting webpage to learn more about our consulting services and read project spotlights. For more information or a price quote, please contact the BREEZE Team at +1 972-661-8881 or breeze@trinityconsultants.com.

The real-time modeling systems that BREEZE has developed range from air quality forecast systems on a city or regional scale, to emergency response to chemical releases, fires, and explosions. Read the snapshot of a real-time modeling project BREEZE recently completed for one of our clients.

BREEZE Software is proficient in conducting various advanced, specialty impact modeling analyses, including air dispersion modeling, hazardous release modeling, fire (thermal radiation) modeling, and high explosive and vapor cloud explosion modeling assessments. BREEZE also has extensive experience with developing custom solutions, from real-time dispersion modeling systems to custom web design and hosting applications. Learn more on our Specialized Consulting Services page.

BREEZE provides a wide range of services to meet EHS requirements for companies worldwide. We are committed to developing solutions that address your specific objectives and provide enhanced productivity for your EHS professionals. BREEZE has managed and performed numerous environmental impact assessments, health and safety impact assessments, and accidental release modeling with more than 50 dispersion models sanctioned by U.S. EPA and other authorities.

High-Speed Modeling

The BREEZE AERMOD Remote Modeling System executes the U.S. EPA AERMOD Fortran executable that has been parallelized for performance across multiple processors (AERMOD Parallel) by BREEZE developers. No changes to Fortran algorithms have been made.  In fact, results generated by the BRMS and BREEZE AERMOD Parallel are identical to those generated by the U.S. EPA AERMOD Fortran executable.

Users can easily combine the .amz project file with the .amr results file to view BRMS results in BREEZE AERMOD. Please refer to the step-by-step instructions in the Modeling Tip: How to Merge BREEZE Remote Modeling System's Results with the Local .AMZ File and View Results in BREEZE AERMOD.

The BRMS operates on a massively parallel computer cluster that harnesses the processing power of multiple multi-core computers. Multi-core computers have more than one processing unit (CPU) on a computer chip, and each core can be viewed as a separate computer capable of performing independent calculations. As such, by utilizing the BRMS to process the numerically intensive algorithms and data often associated with AERMOD, especially for large AERMOD model runs, modelers save valuable time and effort. For more information, read our modeling tip on how parallel processing can expedite large AERMOD model runs.

You can get an account to access the BREEZE Remote Modeling System by calling our Sales Team at +1 (972) 661-8100 or email us at  breeze@trinityconsultants.com.

There are a number of payment options:

  • Pay as you go - call or email us to purchase a one time use key.  You will be able to submit one model run to the system.  The run can be submitted from BREEZE AERMOD GIS Pro V6.2 or greater, or via a Web form.
  • Monthly invoicing - call or email us to sign up for monthly invoicing.  You will receive a key that allows you to make as many runs as you like.  At the end of each month, you will be provided an invoice detailing your charges.
  • Reserve time - There are times when you absolutely have to have model runs completed by a certain time.  Because there is the possibility that others submit there model runs ahead of yours, you may have to wait a period time before your model run completes. You may reserve a block of time in advance and be assured that the system is ready and available when you are.  This option requires a non-refundable payment of the cost to reserve half the scheduled period.  Once your model run or runs complete, you will be invoiced for the balance, if any.

Yes, we provide two free runs to first time users to better understand the submission process as well as the BRMS fees and runtimes that can be expected for similar model runs. Contact the BREEZE Sales Team at +1 972-661-8881 or breeze@trinityconsultants.com to try the BRMS and start saving valuable time.

The BRMS executes AERMOD model runs on a massively parallel computer cluster and as such provides the fastest possible results. The BRMS can also be an essential resource when exploring acceptable scenarios for large-scale AERMOD projects. Whether you are working on a time crunch or have very large AERMOD runs and need results quickly, the BRMS is a great option for increasing productivity and efficiency.