Gas Explosion Hazards for LNG Facilities
7-8 November 2012
The course addresses all aspects of explosion hazards: ignition processes, release and dispersion, explosion mechanisms, blast loads and state-of-the art modeling of all these aspects. On day two, a visit and tour of the Process Safety Laboratory at Texas A&M University at Qatar is planned and will include a live dust explosion.
- Fundamentals of LNG
- LNG Safety Regulations
- Gas Explosion Basics
- LNG Accidents: History
- LNG Accident Consequence Models
- Preventive Measures
- Mitigation and Control
- Hazard Analysis and Case Studies
- Onshore Regasification Plants
- Onshore Liquefaction Plants
- Offshore LNG
- Dust Explosion in Hartmann Tube and Campus Tour
Who should attend?
This is a two-day advanced course that will benefit safety engineers, oil and gas personnel, safety consultants, structural and design engineers and regulators
Dr. Scott Davis specializes in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and the engineering analysis and testing of combustion, thermal, and fluid processes. Davis applies his expertise to the investigation, prevention, and risk assessment of fires, explosions, and dispersion hazards such as flammable vapors and carbon monoxide exposures. He is responsible for fire and explosion related consulting activities, which include post-incident investigative work as well as performing risk assessments and safety studies for offshore oil and gas installations, petrochemical facilities, and various other industries. These studies include explosion risk assessment, blast and venting analyses, assessment of combustible dust explosions and ignition, toxic and flammable gas releases and dispersion, hydrogen safety, ventilation, detector placement, and carbon monoxide dispersion with the assistance of the world-leading FLACS software developed by GexCon.
Dr. Filippo Gavelli, head of the Dispersion Consulting group at GexCon US, Inc, specializes in the analysis of heat transfer and fluid flow phenomena, including multiphase flows and cryogenic fluids. He applies his expertise to modeling the atmospheric dispersion of hazardous gaseous releases, and has extensive experience modeling liquefied natural gas (LNG) vapor cloud dispersion. Gavelli is responsible for GexCon US’ dispersion modeling activities, which include dispersion related risk assessments and consequence modeling for chemical and petrochemical facilities, offshore installations, hazardous materials transportation and various other applications. Gavelli’s work has also been applied to accident investigations and in the forensic arena. GexCon US’ dispersion modeling studies are performed using the world-leading FLACS software, developed by GexCon. Gavelli is the lead author of several LNG safety-related papers. He is also member of several LNG related technical committees and expert panels.