The process industries too often experience losses with accidents, equipment failure and operational downtime. This results in higher costs and also in potential harm to people, property and the environment. For over 30 years DNV GL has been developing the world-leading tools for hazard, risk and performance analysis in the process industries, helping companies minimize losses and manage safety and asset performance.
Simulation of loss of containment accidents allows engineers to see and understand undesirable outcomes so that they can avoid, prevent and as a last resort protect against them. By understanding the hazards and the risks they present, equipment, plants and sites can be designed and operated safely.
Failure of equipment and maintenance have an influence on performance and therefore on the commercial success of process industry activities such as oil and gas production and refining. Reliability, availability, maintainability (RAM) analysis helps the industry predict the performance of processes and business operations. Complex enterprises including oil and gas fields, processing and logistics can be efficiently simulated, comparing design and operation options in order to optimize performance and analyse cost-benefit over the entire lifecycle.
Process hazard analysis
Our process hazard analysis tools have been adopted by thousands of users around the world throughout the process industries. We know the importance of managing hazards, and our expertise and principles are embedded in our hazard analysis tools, with world-leading modelling and experimental capabilities.
Our experts have been working closely with partners in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years to develop and apply scientifically based methods to solve industrial problems. We have also been engaged by governmental bodies for the investigation of fire accidents. We rely on the most advanced CFD code for gas dispersion, flare and simulation, which has become an industry standard.
DNV GL tools for quantitative risk analysis and offshore safety have been adopted globally in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, pharmaceutical, insurance, steel and other industries for the purpose of understanding and therefore managing risk.
DNV GL has over 30 years of experience in developing the world-leading RAM analysis and refinery design tools for the upstream oil and gas and petrochemical industries. With a global user base of major operators and engineering companies, we meet the unique demands of the oil and gas industry, where users analyse and predict performance with assured results on a daily basis around the world.
Safeti Offshore is a game changer for process safety analysts in the offshore oil and gas industry. Built on DNV GL's long history providing market leading tools and services in the oil and gas safety and regulatory compliance domain, Safeti Offshore brings together a broad spectrum of capabilities into a single world-leading QRA software tool tailored to the challenges posed by offshore installations and offshore safety.