Although a zero risk process facility is not an option, we are seeing steadily lower tolerance for incidents and failure to manage risk. With inherently safer best-practice design principles in place, residual risk is minimized. Still, a level of risk remains and must be managed. By calculating the likelihood and consequence of undesirable events, the process industry can establish risk profiles of their facilities and focus efforts on strengthening the barriers in place to manage those risks. By simulating accidental events and analysing their impact, the process industry can understand and visualize the source of the risk and its effects on people, property and the environment.
Traditionally, the purpose of conducting a risk analysis has been to comply with regulatory requirements. This paradigm has evolved into risk-based design and risk-based operations. Quantification of risk forms a valuable basis on which to help determine where to focus avoidance, prevention and mitigation measures, given finite resources. DNV GL’s risk analysis tools 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.
Safeti - QRA software and pipeline risk analysis
Safeti is the user-friendly industry standard software tool for carrying out Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRA) of onshore process, chemical and petrochemical facilities. Safeti analyses complex consequences from accident scenarios, taking account of local population and weather conditions, to quantify the risks associated with the release of hazardous chemicals. Safeti allows you to quickly identify major risk contributors, allowing you to take action to mitigate those risks.
Safeti 3D Explosions - Explosion simulation software
The 3D explosion simulation software extension brings a host of advanced capabilities for QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment) modelling to the Safeti platform. This includes 3D explosion analysis, building vulnerability modelling and occupied building analysis, as well as the ability to create exceedance curves and hazard frequency contours.
Chemical transportation safety and risk analysis software
Safeti provides a holistic picture of the risk along the route allowing the ready identification of high risk areas. Safeti software's extensive capabilities for chemical transportation safety analysis include various modes of transport including truck, rail, barge, pipeline etc.
World Offshore Accident Database - Woad
Woad (World Offshore Accident Database) gives you access to accident data for diverse offshore facility types. It has been curated since 1975 by experts at DNV GL, providing accident causes, location, social and economic impacts, etc. that prove invaluable for a variety of risk management initiatives.
Safeti Lite - quantitative risk assessment tools
Safeti Lite software offers a direct approach to conducting basic Quantitative Risk Analysis with an emphasis on traditional outputs of risk contours and FN curves.