January 6, 2017
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Success Factors for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based Fire and Explosion Studies

CFD based explosion studies have several advantages over the usual explosion screening tools that are used in QRA. The main advantage of CFD is its relative accuracy of predicting explosion overpressures in the near and far field. This helps in making more informed decisions about fire or blast protection requirements, which could otherwise lead to unjustified and unreasonable expenditures. This article discusses the benefits of CFD.
January 6, 2017
Process Containment Integrity Verification Questionnaire

Integrity Verification Questionnaire for Process Containment

The objective of a process containing equipment is to safely contain process fluids (eg. hydrocarbons or other hazardous fluids) under 'reasonably worst case' process conditions, whilst maintaining its integrity and overall risk to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). This article discusses questions that need to be addressed to determine the technical and operational integrity of process containment equipment.
January 6, 2017

Offshore Helicopter Operations – Risk Assessment

Helicopter operations play a crucial role in oil & gas exploration, drilling and production facilities located offshore, hence, safe operations of helicopters during landing and take-off assume great significance. This article discusses methodology for assessing risk of helicopter operations.