Consequence Analysis Course
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This course covers current regulatory requirements, including source term modeling (release rate, pool formation and evaporation, and aerosol formation methods); atmospheric dispersion modeling (meteorological concepts and passive and dense vapor cloud dispersion methods); fire modeling (pool fire, jet fire, boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion [BLEVE] fireball, and flash fire methods); explosion modeling (vessel rupture, BLEVE, vapor cloud explosion, and confined explosion methods); data and correlations for evaluating personnel injury and facility/equipment damage resulting from toxic exposure, fires, and explosions; public and commercial software available for performing consequence analyses; and risk analysis methods.
Who Should Attend This Consequence Analysis Course?
- Those who need a thorough understanding of consequence analysis techniques to comply with EPA's risk management program rule (40 CFR 68)
- Those who use consequence analysis techniques to evaluate accidents for documented safety analyses
- Those who use consequence analysis as an integral part of QRAs and SVAs
- Those who develop plant/community emergency response plans using consequence analysis techniques
- Participants should have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or mathematics (attendees should bring a scientific calculator to the course)
what will i learn in this course?
- Gain a fundamental understanding of consequence analysis terminology, techniques, and software used in the industry
- Learn the assumptions and limitations of the various techniques (when to apply them and when not to)
- Understand and be equipped to use consequence analysis techniques in a variety of applications (SVAs, OCAs, QRAs, facility siting studies, emergency response planning, etc.)
- 3.5 CEUs, 3.5 COCs, 5.85 CM, ABIH approval #10-246
Duration: 5 days
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Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Introduction and Regulatory Overview
- Role of Consequence Assessment in Risk Analysis
- Development of Consequence Event Trees
- Source Term Modeling
- Liquid, vapor, and two-phase release date
- Liquid pool formation and evaporation
- Characterizing the Source Term for Dispersion
- Workshop: Source Term Modeling
*Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Dispersion Fundamentals
- Meteorological concepts
- Release characterization for model selection
- Light (passive) gas dispersion modeling
- Heavy (dense) gas dispersion modeling
- Advanced dispersion modeling concepts
- Dispersion near structures/buildings
- Dispersion in complex terrain
- Dispersion model performance and validation
- Review of Software
- Workshop: Dispersion Modeling
*Day 3: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Fire Fundamentals
- Fire Modeling
- Pool fires
- Jet fires
- Flash fires
- Workshop: Fire Modeling
*Day 4: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Explosion Fundamentals
- Explosion Modeling
- Vessel explosions
- Dust explosions
- Vapor cloud explosions
- Missile generation
- Workshop: Explosion Modeling
*Day 5: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Effect Modeling
- Thermal radiation effects
- Explosion effects
- Toxic effects
- Workshop: Effect Modeling
- Risk Analysis Methods
- Workshop: Risk Analysis
*Optional certification examinations that cover the previous day's material are offered at the end of each day
Mr. Henrique Paula - Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, ABS Group
Mr. Michael Roberts - Manager of Consequence Analysis Services and Senior Engineer, ABS Consulting
- Hazard and Accident Analysis
- Risk Management Programs Compliance
- ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor (ABS Academy)
- ISO 14001:2015 EMS Transition and Implementation (ABS Academy)
- Integrated Management Systems Internal Auditor (ABS Academy)
- Marine Crisis Management and Emergency Response (ABS Academy)