Loss of containment in congested areas as a process plant, in populated areas, or in terrain, differs significantly from releases in free surroundings. To capture the important interaction between released fluids and geometrical obstacles as piping, vessels, equipment, structures, buildings, terrain etc., use of computational fluid dynamics software is required.
During our event, we will share DNV GL's CFD simulator (KFX-Exism) for simulation of dispersion, fires and explosions in congested areas.
Kameleon FireEx – KFX
KFX is recognized in the oil and gas industry as the leading industrial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology for simulation of flares, gas dispersion, fire development and fire mitigation for realistic conditions in complex structures.
KFX is a tool for advanced solutions to industrial problems related to dispersion of hazardous matter, fire and explosion safety. KFX has been used for CFD simulation in numerous industrial analyses worldwide, supporting robust and optimized technical design solutions for more than 25 years.
With KFX’s user-friendly and powerful capabilities, you can simulate conventional jet and pool fires, complex multiphase spray fires with rainout, well-ventilated and under-ventilated fires, LNG leaks with pool spreading, gas dispersion and LNG fires, water-based fire mitigation by deluge, monitors, mist and water curtains in complex environments. KFX also offers optimization of passive fire protection, flare analysis, as well as turbulent flow, gas dispersion and smoke analysis in general, all in congested areas taking all weather effects into account.Exsim
For prediction of consequences of gas explosions in congested geometries, KFX features the well-known Exsim gas explosion simulator which has been used for industrial explosion analyses since 1989.