BREAKING NEWS: REGISTER NOW FOR OUR NEXT LUNCHTIME WEBINAR - WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2021

Register NOW for our next Lunchtime Webinar - Wednesday 8th September

27 August 2021

WEBINAR DETAILS

We are pleased to confirm our next FABIG Lunchtime Webinar 'Explosion & Fire Hazards from Oil-Insulated Electrical Components' presented by Francesco Chillè from FCSolutionS on Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 13.00 BST.

For additional information and registration, please go to the Events section of the website.

Abstract:

Short-circuiting and electric arc formation in transformers and other oil filled electrical equipment may lead to explosions and pool fires. In confined facilities, such as underground hydropower plants and urban substations, the consequences of such events may become severe if not properly considered and handled within the design process.

A proper description of the electric fault is needed as a starting point for the set up of a Transformer Explosion Risk Analysis, and a comprehensive electric fault scenario matrix describing the possible fault configurations shall be generated. Secondary explosion scenarios are then identified and described in terms of both frequency and consequence sides. CFD tools (such as FLACS) can be used for consequence analysis, providing detailed blast load predictions for each scenario and properly solving the consequence side. Uncertainties affecting the frequency side can be handled by means of sensitivity analyses including adequate parameter variation.

A probabilistic approach permits to increase reliability and accuracy of risk predictions, allowing for higher confidence in dimensioning blast loads, and providing robust and clear indications for decision making.

FABIG WEBINAR SERIES

We are continuing to organise lunchtime webinars every two weeks whilst working life remains disrupted by measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. Such measures either prohibit or make inadvisable large meetings such as our Technical Meetings.

We are looking for presentations covering topics relevant to the following themes:

  • Robust Principles for Safe Design against Fires & Explosions based on Experience;
  • Fire and Explosion Hazards from Low Carbon Energy Sources

As such, please do not hesitate to contact us at fabig@steel-sci.com if you or one of your colleagues would like to give a relevant presentation.

Take care and stay safe,

The FABIG Team

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