Physical Effects Modelling

 

Purpose

To enable an understanding of the range of hazardous physical effects that can occur, an overview of human and equipment vulnerability to physical effects, and the uses and limitations of physical effects modelling. This includes an introduction to physical effects modelling and the opportunity for some hands-on practice of physical effects calculations..

 

Who is this for?

Managers, engineers, operators, HSE advisors and risk management practitioners.

Outline content

  • What are physical effects and why model them?
  • Source term release and discharge calculation
  • Dispersion analysis
  • Fire modelling
  • Explosion modelling
  • Subsea releases/dispersion
  • Human and plant vulnerability to physical effects
  • Commercial and public domain software tools

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Analyse an industrial plant/installation to determine expected physical effects in the event of an incident
  2. Evaluate, by applying physical effects modelling techniques, how these physical effects affect people and plant
  3. Justify which of the available modelling techniques/ software is appropriate to analyse physical effects in different circumstances, whilst understanding the limitations of these techniques

Postgraduate

80 hours

F2F (2 days)

Distance Learning (8 weeks)

Start date: 1st October 2021

CPD

20 hours

F2F (2 days)

Distance Learning (8 weeks)

Start date: 15th of each month

Attendance only

F2F (2 days)

What prior study is recommended?

Education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level. Risktec course: Principles of Risk Management.

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