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News Item, 20 May 2020
The NEW FABIG Website is now live!

The new FABIG website has been released and we would like to invite you to discover its completely revamped look & feel here at www.fabig.com .
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News Item, 18 May 2020
Topics now confirmed for the next three FABIG Lunchtime Webinars

We are pleased to inform you that the topics and dates of the next three FABIG Lunchtime Webinars have now been confirmed as shown below. For  additional information and registration, please go to the  Events section of the website .
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News Item, 04 May 2020
50% discount for FABIG Members on DNV GL’s Online Expert Hazard Awareness Course

FABIG Members can get a 50% discount on the registration fees for DNV GL’s Online Expert Hazard Awareness Course, starting this week on Thursday 7 May 2020.
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News Item, 29 April 2020
Issue 077 of the FABIG Newsletter is now available

We are pleased to inform you that the 77 th edition of the FABIG Newsletter is now available on the FABIG website.
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 077

CONTENTS: Editorial: 'Explosion and fire hazards associated with fracking sites'; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'Review of Current Understanding of Large-scale Explosion Mechanisms'; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'New Developments in Fire & Gas Detection'; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'Protection of Pressurised Systems..
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News Item, 09 April 2020
Series of FABIG Lunchtime Webinars to be held every two weeks from end of April 2020

We would like to inform you that   we will be organising lunchtime webinars every two weeks  (each lasting for about 40 min + Q&A). These will run from the end of April and will continue 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.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 102
Fire and Explosion Hazards from Renewable Technology

Battery Energy Storage Systems - The insurers’ view on the fire risk, Christofer Lindholm, Swiss Re; Upcoming regulations for land-based Battery Energy Storage Systems, Rianne ‘t Hoen, DNV GL; Li-Ion battery off-gassing - Exhaust back-pressure and temperature 1D modelling, Paul Williamson, MMI Thornton Tomasetti; Risk mitigation in battery rooms - Results from DNV GL’s maritime..
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News Item, 22 March 2020
Programme for forthcoming FABIG Webcast on 26 Mar 2020

We are pleased to confirm that the forthcoming FABIG Webcast covering ' Fire & Explosion Hazards from Renewable Technology ' is going ahead and will be a half-day event held on  Thursday 26th March between 13.00 and 16.50 (UK time) .
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News Item, 12 March 2020
Forthcoming FABIG Technical Meeting: Webcast event to go ahead but Aberdeen and London events now cancelled

In view of the Coronavirus situation worsening in Europe and the UK, with most countries tightening measures to limit the outbreak and more and more organisations implementing travel bans, We would like to advise that we have unfortunately decided to cancel the ‘physical’ FABIG Technical Meetings that were originally planned in Aberdeen and London on 25th & 26th March.
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News Item, 02 March 2020
Programme now finalised for forthcoming UK Technical Meeting, 25 & 26 Mar 2020 - Aberdeen, London & Webcast

We are pleased to inform you that the programme for the Technical Meeting covering ' Fire & Explosion Hazards from Renewable Technology ' is now finalised. This will be a half-day event taking place on Wednesday 25 th  March 2020 in Aberdeen and on Wednesday 26 th  March in London & via Webcast between 12.00 and 17.00 (UK time) .
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News Item, 14 February 2020
Announcement of forthcoming FABIG Technical Meetings to be held in the first half of 2020

We are pleased to inform you that the programme for the forthcoming UK Technical Meeting covering ' New Developments in Fire & Gas Detection ' has now been finalised. This will be a half-day event held on 26th June 2019 in Aberdeen and on 27th June in London and via webcast.
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News Item, 11 February 2020
Proceedings of the UK Technical Meeting organised jointly by FABIG & EPSC last December now available on the FABIG website

We are pleased to inform you that the proceedings of the UK Technical Meeting organised jointly by FABIG and the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC) which covered  'Toxic Products - Management, Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness'  and was held in December 2019 are now available to FABIG Members.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 101
Toxic Products - Management, Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness

Temporary Refuge (TR): Place of safety on offshore installations, Sumeet Pabby, Health and Safety Executive; Managing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) hazards in design and execution, Fiona Aoun, Chevron; H2S control and recovery barriers - PDO experience, Vijay Kesanakurthy & Asma Nasser Al-Harthy, Petroleum Development Oman; Safe operations at Covestro, Christian Lange, Covestro;..
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News Item, 29 November 2019
The proceedings of the UK Technical Meeting held in September are now available!

We are pleased to inform you that the proceedings of the UK Technical Meeting which covered 'Protection of Pressurised Systems against Fire and BLEVEs'  and was held in September 2019 are now available to FABIG Members.
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News Item, 14 November 2019
Programme now finalised for joint FABIG-EPSC full-day Technical Meeting

We are pleased to inform you that this Technical Meeting is organised jointly by FABIG and the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC -  www.epsc.be ) as one of a number of collaborative activities taking place during the last quarter of 2019 to facilitate the cross-sharing of knowledge between Members of the two safety-focused industry groups. This will be a full-day event...
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News Item, 04 November 2019
Collaboration between FABIG and the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC) during the last quarter of 2019

FABIG and the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC - https://epsc.be ) are collaborating in a number of joint events to facilitate the cross-sharing of knowledge between Members of the two safety-focused industry groups. The collaborative activities include:
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FABIG Technical Meeting 100
Protection of Pressurised Systems against Fire and BLEVEs

Control of bleve risk scenarios, Sava Medonos, Petrellus Engineering; Modelling of pressure vessels, Ian Bradley and Giordano Scarponi, BAM / University of Bologna; Fires on volatile storage vessels: Realistic loads, Clara Huescar Medina, DNV GL; Emergency depressurisation - Why 6.9 barg in 15 minutes is not always the answer, Duncan Talbert and John Evans, MMI Thornton..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 076

CONTENTS: Editorial: 'Let's bring safety to the field'; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'Developments in Fire & Explosion Engineering for a Hydrogen Economy'; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'Fire & Explosion Hazards caused by Spray Releases'; Summary of the HYSEA project; A Simple model for estimating peak pressure in vented explosions of..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 099
New Developments in Fire and Gas Detection

Optimising flame detection layouts in external hydrocarbon processing area: Beyond the theoretical, Eliot Sizeland, Micropack (Engineering); Visibility of partially obstructed flames with application to fire mapping, Oliver Heynes, Satoshi Kanno and Kotaro Nitta, Insight Numerics / JGC Corporation; New initiatives for design and analyses of gas detection on the Norwegian shelf,..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 098
Review of Current Understanding of Large-scale Explosion Mechanisms

Was it foreseeable?, Gordon Andrews, University of Leeds; The importance of Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT), Mike Johnson, DNV GL; Overpressure due to detonations in accidents with intense vapour cloud explosions, Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy; Potential for Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT) at large scales: Does size matter?, Scott Davis,..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 075

CONTENTS: Review of the Technical Meeting which covered ‘Fire Hazards in Enclosed Spaces / Compartments’; A review of the Q9 equivalent cloud method for explosion modelling; Comparative assessment of methods used to determine the effect of fire loads on the ultimate strength of offshore structures; Resistance of welded steel tubular joints at elevated temperatures;..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 097
Fire & Explosion Hazards caused by Spray Releases

Analysis of recent flammable mist incidents, Philip Lees, Health and Safety Executive; Overview of findings from recently concluded JIP on oil mist formation and ignition, Richard Bettis, Health and Safety Executive; Challenges in understanding spray combustion hazards, Anthony Giles, Cardiff University; Effectiveness of oil mist detectors in relation to droplet size, Sumeet..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2018

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FABIG Technical Meeting Australia 05
Innovation, Technology and Learning in Fire & Explosion Risk Management

Data science for HSE: A case study, Heather Bailey, Woodside; Performance of sandwich panels with innovative core against blast & impact loads, Wensu Chen, Curtin University; Designing shock and strong vibration mounts for safeguard critical equipment - Cross industry learnings, Charles Hendry, MMI Thornton Tomasetti; Building a digital process safety management solution, Nenad..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 096
Developments in Fire & Explosion Engineering for a Hydrogen Economy

HySEA: Experimental investigations of vented hydrogen deflagrations, Trygve Skjold, Gexcon; HySEA: Advanced modelling of vented hydrogen deflagrations, Vendra Chandra & Madhav Rao, University of Warwick; HySEA: Engineering models and recommendations for standards, Jennifer Wen, University of Warwick; Practical outcome of the HySEA project for an industrial gas company, Simon..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2018

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 074

CONTENTS: Editorial: 'Probabilistic simulation is safer and faster'; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'Managing Fire & Explosion Hazards in a Low Oil Price Environment'; One-way versus two-way fluid-structure interaction analyses of offshore installations in fires; Modelling the spill and spread of cryogenics and dispersion of hazardous substances;..
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FABIG Online Lecture 003
Pool Fires

Given by Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy
In 2018, FABIG developed a series of short Online Lectures by Geoff Chamberlain (Waverton Consultancy) covering fire engineering topics. We recommend that these be viewed in the following order:
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FABIG Online Lecture 004
Jet Fires

Given by Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy
Note : There is a small error 10:51 into the Online Lecture whereby the Author says ‘propane’ instead of ‘pentane’.
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FABIG Online Lecture 005
Pool Fires and Jet Fires in Compartments

Given by Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy
In 2018, FABIG developed a series of short Online Lectures by Geoff Chamberlain (Waverton Consultancy) covering fire engineering topics. We recommend that these be viewed in the following order:
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FABIG Online Lecture 001
Release Scenarios

Given by Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy
In 2018, FABIG developed a series of short Online Lectures by Geoff Chamberlain (Waverton Consultancy) covering fire engineering topics. We recommend that these be viewed in the following order:
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FABIG Online Lecture 006
Heat Transfer From Jet and Pool Fires

Given by Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy
In 2018, FABIG developed a series of short Online Lectures by Geoff Chamberlain (Waverton Consultancy) covering fire engineering topics. We recommend that these be viewed in the following order:
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FABIG Online Lecture 002
Flammability and Flame Stability

Given by Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy
In 2018, FABIG developed a series of short Online Lectures by Geoff Chamberlain (Waverton Consultancy) covering fire engineering topics. We recommend that these be viewed in the following order:
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FABIG Online Lecture 007
Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion (BLEVEs)

Given by Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy
In 2018, FABIG developed a series of short Online Lectures by Geoff Chamberlain (Waverton Consultancy) covering fire engineering topics. We recommend that these be viewed in the following order:
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FABIG Technical Meeting 095
Fire Hazards in Enclosed Spaces / Compartments

A review of large-scale experiments on hydrocarbon jet and pool fires in compartments, Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy; Fires in enclosed spaces - Characteristics derived from experimental studies, Ragnar Wighus, RISE Fire Research; Modelling fires in compartments, James Stewart, Health and Safety Laboratory; CFD analysis of the effects of ventilation on fire loads in..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 073

CONTENTS: Editorial: 'Is the pursuit of theoretical modelling disrupting major accident risk management?'; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'Testing of Products and Materials Subjected to Fires & Explosions'; Behaviour of intumescent coatings under different fire conditions; Ignition probability modelling based on CFD gas dispersion simulations for..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 094
Managing Fire & Explosion Hazards in a Low Oil Price Environment

Less with less: HSE resource strategies in a cost constrained world, Tom Woollard, ERM; Managing major accident hazards in late field life - An operator’s view, Toby St Leger, ConocoPhillips; Managing fire & explosion hazards from production into decommissioning, Paul Renwick, Fairfield Energy - WorleyParsons; Explosion analyses - How can we be more efficient?, Prankul Middha,..
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FABIG Technical Note 14
Design of Low to Medium Rise Buildings against External Explosions

This Technical Note provides recommendations and advice for the structural design of low to medium rise steel-framed buildings (typically two to five storeys high) subjected to blast action due to external explosions. Such action is often associated with industrial accidents and the blast impacts the whole (or large areas) of the building’s elevation. This is distinguished..
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 2018

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 072

CONTENTS: Editorial: 'Large fires can be hotter than normally considered'; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered "Leak Frequencies: Up or Down?"; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered "New Developments For Design Against Cryogenic Releases"; Advances in Consequence Modelling for LNG Safety: Outcomes of the SafeLNG Project; Numerical Predictions of..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 093
Testing of Products and Materials Subjected to Fires & Explosions

Fire integrity of process equipment - Testing and implementation, Jens Kristian Holen, Statoil; Jet fire resistance testing of passive fire protection materials - 20 years on - Update, Deborah Willoughby and Mark Royle, Health and Safety Executive; A review of the applicability of the JFRT and commentary on the need for supplementary test method development, Ian Bradley,..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2017

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FABIG Technical Note 03
Use of Ultimate Strength Techniques for Fire Resistant Design of Offshore Structures

A structure subjected to a fire progressively loses its strength until the structure collapses and becomes unusable.  Advanced numerical non-linear methods enable to perform ultimate strength analyses whereby progressive failure of members is predicted: this is termed progressive collapse analyses.  The Interim Guidance Notes (IGN) refer to progressive collapse in Section..
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FABIG Technical Note 04
Explosion Resistant Design of Offshore Structures

Where gas explosions represent a credible risk, platform topsides have to be designed to withstand explosion loading. There are two aspects to consider: firstly loading on the structure and secondly loading and effect on equipment. This technical note deals principally with the first aspect but is also relevant to the second because the performance of the structure, e.g...
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FABIG Technical Note 05
Design Guide for Stainless Steel Blast Walls

This document gives guidance on the design of stainless steel blast walls made from profiled sheeting, including guidance on material behaviour and selection, response to blast loading, design for longitudinal and transverse bending effects, evaluation of plastic deformation capacity and recommendations on construction details. The document specifically addresses walls..
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FABIG Technical Note 06
Design Guide for Steel at Elevated Temperatures and High Strain Rates

This document gives guidance on available elevated temperature and high strain rate material property data for high strength steels used specifically for offshore structures. The guidance covers the data required to carry out both simplified design checks and advanced nonlinear analyses.
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FABIG Technical Note 08
Protection of Piping Systems subject to Fires and Explosions

Techniques for the design of offshore piping to resist explosions have been described in OTO 1999-046 Explosion Loading on Topsides Equipment, Part 1 Treatment of explosion Loads, Response Analysis and Design. FABIG Technical Note 8 seeks to combine this guidance with the design for fire and to extend the techniques to cover onshore plant design. Guidance on minimising hazard,..
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FABIG Technical Note 11
Fire Loading and Structural Response

This Technical Note updates and expands certain aspects of the guidance on fire engineering given in the Interim Guidance Notes, FABIG Technical Notes 1 and 6 and the UKOOA guidance.
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FABIG Technical Note 12
Vapour Cloud Development in Over-filling Incidents

This FABIG Technical Note describes an assessment method for calculating the rate at which the volume of a vapour cloud increases during an overfilling incident. The assessment method also gives the concentration of hydrocarbons within the cloud and provides some guidance on the extent of cloud spread in relatively flat sites with the kind of obstructions that would be normal..
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FABIG Technical Note 13
Design Guidance for Hydrocarbon Fires

This Technical Note updates and brings together into a single source the available guidance on fire loading and structural response in fire. In addition, new tabulated guidance on the effect of confinement on jet fires has been included and new elevated temperature material data for certain high strength steels and stainless steels have been added. This document therefore now..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 092
New Developments for Design against Cryogenic Releases

Key results from the (floating) LNG cryogenic protection JIP, Bruno Lequime and Mathieu Rivot, TechnipFMC; A simple model for predicting the chilldown of surfaces exposed to a cryogenic liquid spill, Navanshu Tripathi, Shell; ISO 20088: The only way to check the protection performance of materials, Sebastien Viale, TechnipFMC; Advanced cryogenic risk for FLNGs and FSRUs:..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 071

CONTENTS: Design Explosion Loads Specification for Safety Critical Systems; New Procedure for Non-linear Structural Response Analysis of Offshore Installations subjected to Explosions; Robustness of Steel Framed Structures in Fire: Effects of Joints and Methods of Improvement; Research on Design against Punching of Concrete Walls due to Blast Loading; Common Challenges..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 2017

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FABIG Technical Meeting Korea 08
Fire and Explosion Safety Issues in the Chemical Industries

Safety technology and policy in the chemical industries, Prof. Kichang Im, University of Ulsan; Testing and certification industry for LNG bunkering core equipment, Dr. Soohan Park, Gyeongnam Technopark; Fire extinguishing design and application, Younghun Lee, KOSORI
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FABIG Technical Meeting 091
Leak Frequencies: Up or Down?

History of the hydrocarbon release database (HCRD), problems encountered and improvements made, David Mansfield and Brian Bain, ESR Technology / DNV GL; HCR Database and its use in the future, Sumeet Pabby, Health and Safety Executive; New insights from compilation of high quality hydrocarbon leak database for installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Jens Morten..
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FABIG Technical Meeting Australia 04
Managing Fire and Explosion Risk on Ageing Assets

Tank overflow protection and surge mitigation: lessons learned from Buncefield and Bellingham, Steve Cooper, Advisian; Preventing Major Accident Events in aging assets, Ryan Goostrey, Origin Energy; Occupied building retrofits for evolving hazards, Suzanne Shaw, MMI Engineering; Impacts of dangerous goods storages on infrastructure and buildings: the designers’ and developers’..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2017

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 070

CONTENTS: Review of the Technical Meeting which covered "Improving Safety by Integrating Lessons from Undesirable Events into Design and Operation"; Review of the Technical Meeting which covered "New Insights into Risk Assessment"; Optimisation of Site Layout and Process Design using QRA Techniques; Development of a Model Evaluation Protocol for Hydrogen Applications;..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 090
Response of Buildings to Explosions Caused by Industrial Accidents

Introduction and overview of the BASIS project, Bassam Burgan, Steel Construction Institute; Explosion loading on buildings: Experimental results and comparison with numerical models, Jean-Luc Hanus, INSA Centre Val de Loire; Explosion loading on buildings: Comparison with analytical models, Yann Gregoire, INERIS; Response of building components to explosions: Static tests on..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2017

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FABIG Technical Meeting 089
New Insights into Risk Assessment

Optimisation of site layout and process design using QRA techniques in total, Dirk Roosendans & Geoffrey Woodward, Total; Cryogenic risk analysis and protection of FLNG, Yunji Hwang, Samsung Heavy Industries; Oil and Gas UK guidelines for managing cumulative risk, John Morgan, DNV GL; Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of consequence models, Adrian Kelsey and Simon Gant,..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2016

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FABIG Technical Meeting Australia 03
Engineering Fire & Explosion Risk Mitigation

Creating value through fire risk assessments - An operator’s perspective, Simon Bugg, Woodside Energy; Evolutionary design: passive fire protection optimisation using a genetic algorithm, Charles Hendry, MMI Engineering; Robust structural steel PFP maintenance solutions, Chris Partington, AkzoNobel; The development of new correlations for estimating peak overpressures from..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2016

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FABIG Technical Meeting Korea 07
Advances in Fire Safety Systems

Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing System for Marine Application, Jae Han Bae, UL Korea; Fire Detection and Suppression of Electric Cabinet Fire, Dr. Moon-Hak Jee, Nara Fire Safety Professional Engineering Office; Fast Discharge Fire Extinguishers for Explosive Fires in Combat Vehicles, Young Hwan Do, U-In Tech; Verification Test of Flameproof Enclosures, Sa Hwan..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2016

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 069

CONTENTS: Reviews of the UK Technical Meetings which covered "Developments in Fire Loading and Relevant Standards" and "Lessons Learnt from Recent Accidents"; Large Eddy Simulation of a Mechanically Ventilated Compartment Fire; ISO Jet Fire Standard ISO 22899-1:2007 & ISO/TR 22899-2 - Current Status; A Review of Existing Literature Relating to the Performance of Simple..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 2016

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FABIG Technical Meeting 088
Improving Safety by Integrating Lessons from Undesirable Events into Design and Operation

Wellhead failure investigation with the use of modern analysis tools - A real life case study, Nathan Pinkston, Wild Well Advanced Engineering; Comprehensive analysis of high potential events and return of experience, Christian Kapp, Total; Scientific analysis of accidental explosion on a gas treatment plant: How to improve industrial practices, Pierre Quillatre, ENGIE Lab,..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 087
Ensuring the Adequacy of CFD Modelling in Safety Engineering

Introduction: Challenges in the use of CFD modelling in safety engineering, Vincent Tam, DNV GL; SUSANA project - Development of a model evaluation protocol for CFD analysis of hydrogen and fuel cell systems, Olaf Jedicke and Daniele Baraldi, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Joint Research Centre; Review of physical and numerical models for hydrogen releases, dispersion,..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2016

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FABIG Technical Meeting 086
Lessons Learnt from Recent Accidents

Revisiting the 2004 Skikda explosion 12 years later, Scott Davis, Gexcon; Findings from the U.S. CSB Caribbean Petroleum investigation, Kristen Kulinowski and Vidisha Parasram, U.S. Chemical Safety Board; An investigation of the vapour cloud explosion at the CAPECO tank storage site, Puerto Rico, Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy; Lessons learnt from the november 2013..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2016

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 068

CONTENTS: Review of the UK Technical Meetings which covered "Sources and Likelihood of Ignition Mechanisms" and "New Developments in Explosion Control and Mitigation"; The Method and Benefits of Risk-based Fire and Gas Detection Mapping; Four Generations of Fire and Blast Resistant Walls; Developments in Blast Wall Layout, Design and Assessment for Offshore..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 2016

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FABIG Technical Meeting Australia 02
Managing Fire and Explosion Risk In Operations

Mid-life Crisis - Fire and Explosion Protection for Ageing Facilities, Graham Bower-White, TSRhorizonz Consulting; CSBP Ammonia Plant Natural Gas Release Fire Assessment, Bob Gregorovich, CSBP; A Live Picture of Organisational Risk - Integrating Risk Management with Control Assurance, Alex Apostolou, Meercat; Leading Process Safety Performance Metrics for Prevention of Loss of..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2015

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FABIG Technical Meeting 085
Developments in Fire Loading and Relevant Standards

Jet fire testing 20 years on, Deborah Willoughby and Mark Royle, Health and Safety Executive; High heat flux jet fire testing, Rob Crewe, DNV GL; Simulating full scale fire in a mechanically ventilated enclosure with the modified FireFOAM solver, Jennifer Wen, University of Warwick; Relation between standards and real hydrocarbon fires, Benjamin Truchot, Ineris; Passive fire..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2015

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FABIG Technical Meeting Korea 06
Trends in Fire and Explosion Safety & Large-Scale Testing

Application of Passive Fire Protection on Offshore Plants and Current Trends, Min-Hong Park, MK Plantec; Personnel Safety in Hazardous Areas, Henrik Eklund, Trainor; Global Trends in Large-scale Fire & Explosion Testing, Dae Kyeom Park, KOSORI; Prevention Activites for Explosion Events, James Baek, Trainor
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FABIG Technical Meeting 084
New Developments in Fire and Explosion Control and Mitigation

Mitigation of vapor cloud overpressures by injection of solid particles in the cloud, Dirk Roosendans, Total; The risk of cryogenic liquid release could have been a show stopper for the FLNG market: How did the industry respond?, Robin Wade, International Paint; Design of turbomachinery compression systems against hydrocarbon explosion loads, Andrea Magarotto and Valentina..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2015

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 067

CONTENTS: Review of the UK Technical Meeting which covered "Subsea Hydrocarbon Release Hazards"; Societal Risk Criteria for Industrial Activities; Characterization of Deluge Spray with Image Processing; Blast Pressure Distribution around Large Storage Tanks; Probabilistic Scenario Based Fire Risk Analysis of FPSO Topside Module
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FABIG Technical Meeting 083
Sources and Likelihood of Ignition Mechanisms

New ignition probability statistics from HSE database, Jens Morten Nilsen, Lilleaker Consulting; Ignition of pipeline releases, Mike Acton, DNV GL; An update on the energy institute 'UKOOA' ignition model and guide, Dave Mansfield, ESR Technology; Modelling of ignition sources on offshore oil and gas facilities, Ingar Fossan, Lloyd's Register Consulting; Ignition by gas turbine..
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FABIG Technical Meeting Korea 05
Risk Evaluation Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Review of Validations and Verifications for the Application of FDS (Fire Dynamics Simulator) in the Nuclear Industry, Moon-Hak Jee, KHNP; Analysis of Relationship between Blast Wave and Structural Response, Masatake Yoshida, Explosion Research Institute; Risk Assessment in Compliance with the Environmental Regulations in Korea, Kyo-Sik Park, Myongji University; Explosion, Fire..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2015

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FABIG Technical Meeting Australia 01
Fire and Explosion Risk Management: An Australian Perspective

Opening Address, Simon Thurlbeck, MMI Engineering; Are we there yet?, Iain Moir, Vanguard Solutions; Blast and Impact Related Research of the Structural Dynamics Group in Curtin University, Yifei Hao, Curtin University; Recent Developments for PFP on New Projects and Existing Facilities, Simon Thurlbeck, MMI Engineering; Safety Studies for LNG Facilities, Lars Rogstadkjernet,..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2015

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 066

CONTENTS: Review of the UK Technical Meeting which covered "Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG)"; Analysis of an ISO Container Subjected to Blast Loading from Vapour Cloud Detonations; Ignition of Explosive Mixtures via Particles Heated by Electromagnetic Radiation; MDOF Procedure for Blast Assessment of Offshore Baseplates
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 2015

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FABIG Technical Meeting 082
Subsea Hydrocarbon Release Hazards

Subsea well response project - Enhancing international well intervention capabilities, Eli Bohnsdalen, Shell; Assessment of underwater gas blowouts - Perspectives and objectives, Jan Erik Olsen, SINTEF; Assessment of underwater gas blowouts - Experimental knowledge, Jan Erik Olsen, SINTEF; Assessment of underwater gas blowouts - Modelling, Jan Erik Olsen, SINTEF; Assessment of..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2015

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 065

CONTENTS: Review of the UK Technical Meeting which covered "Structural Materials for Weight Saving on Offshore Topsides"; Structural Composite Fire & Blast Protection Enclosure for Reducing Equipment Skid Weight; Effect of Pool Fires on Offshore Platform Decks; Hydrogen Jet Fire Regimes in an Enclosure with Two Vents: Numerical Experiments; Performance of UHPFRC Panels..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 2015

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FABIG Technical Meeting 081
FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas)

Key challenges in risk assessment of FLNGs, Sebastien Cochet, Stefan Ledin and Gabriele Ferrara, DNV GL; The benefits of CFD for FLNG vessels in early design phases, Scott Davis, Gexcon; Assessing and managing the hazards from cryogenic releases, Ian Cowan, Atkins; Next generation risk analysis tools with numerical models, Joaquim Pujol, Lloyd’s Register Consulting; How to..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2014

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FABIG Technical Meeting Korea 04
Offshore Risk Assessment

Human Error: Symptom or Cause? Integrating HF in Engineering, Saara Keranen, DNV GL; The Safer Methodology of LOPA, Jin hyung Park, Yokogawa; Quantitative Safety Analysis for Onshore/Offshore Energy & Petrochemical Facilities, En Sup Yoon, Seoul National University; Principles for Barrier Management - The Norwegien Way, Tom Gorski, DNV GL
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FABIG Technical Meeting 080
Structural Materials for Weight Saving on Offshore Topsides

Use of FRP composites to repair/strengthen structural steel components offshore, Eleftherios Aggelopoulos, Steel Construction Institute; Fire & blast resistant escape tunnel on a FPSO using sandwich plate system, Stephen Kennedy, Intelligent Engineering; Structural composite fire & blast protection enclosure for reducing equipment skid weight, Matthew Chalk, Solent Composite..
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FABIG Technical Note 13
Design Guidance for Hydrocarbon Fires

This Technical Note updates and brings together into a single source the available guidance on fire loading and structural response in fire. In addition, new tabulated guidance on the effect of confinement on jet fires has been included and new elevated temperature material data for certain high strength steels and stainless steels have been added. This document therefore now..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 064

CONTENTS: Review of the UK Technical Meeting which covered "Managing Hazards in Extreme Operating Conditions"; Review of the UK Technical Meeting which covered "Determination and Specification of Explosion Loads"; Large Vapour Clouds - Dispersion and Explosion Characteristics; Blast Resistant Design at Low Temperatures; Damage Criteria for Strurctures and Equipment;..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 079
Determination and Specification of Explosion Loads

Factors influencing the explosion DAL and quantification of their importance, Gladys Nalvarte, DNV GL; Explosion risk assessment for an FPSO and design accidental load specification for non-linear finite element analysis, Camille Azzi and Robert Brewerton, Gexcon / Natabelle Technology; Design explosion load specification for large floating facilities, Laurent Paris, Technip;..
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FABIG Technical Meeting Korea 03
Explosion Risk Evaluation

Using FLACS CFD for the Assessment of Explosions and Toxic / Flammable Releases in Onshore Petrochemical and LNG Installations, Djurre Siccama, Gexcon; 3D Explosion Analysis using Phast, Ky-Soo Kim, DNV GL; Interface between FLACS and LS-DYNA for Non-linear Structural Consequence Analysis, Sang Jin Kim and Jeom Kee Paik, KOSORI; Passive Fire Protection - Products, Approvals and..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 078
Dispersion and Explosion Characteristics of Large Vapour Clouds (Buncefield Explosion Mechanism JIP - Phase 2)

Background and summary of project objectives, Pol Hoorelbeke, Total; Vapour cloud formation, Graham Atkinson, Health and Safety Laboratory; Effect of vegetation on vapour cloud explosions - Medium scale experiments, Kees van Wingerden, Gexcon; Effect of vegetation on vapour cloud explosions - Full scale experiments, Mike Johnson and Dan Allason, DNV GL; Effect of vegetation on..
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BEM Phase II JIP
Buncefield Explosion Mechanism Joint Industry Project Phase II

This is the final report of the 'Dispersion and Explosion Characteristics of Large Vapour Clouds' Joint Industry Project. The project’s ultimate objectives were to understand vapour cloud development following large losses of primary containment, the characteristics of explosions involving large flat flammable vapour clouds and the explosion mechanisms that can give rise to..
SCI - Publications available through FABIG - 2014

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 063

CONTENT: Review of the Korean Technical Meeting which covered "Explosion & Fire Risk Control in Various Industries"; Review of the Korean Technical Meeting which covered "Fires and Explosions in Petrochemical Plants"; Review of the UK Technical Meeting which covered "Risk Management of Ageing Facilities: Best Practice"; Review of the UK Technical Meeting which covered..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 077
Managing Hazards in Extreme Operating Conditions

Challenges in fire & explosion design of arctic installations, Joar Dalheim, Lloyd's Register Consulting; Aspects of explosion venting in arctic regions, Josué Quilliou, GexCon AS; Detection and control of leaks with high concentrations of H2S, Zhu Liang and Zhu Shengjie, SINOPEC Research Institute of Safety Engineering; Blast resistant design in the arctic, Ali Sari, Atkins;..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2013

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 062

CONTENT: The Importance of Experimental Research in the Understanding of Gas Explosions; Advances in Explosion Modelling; Experimental Research on Fire Loading and its Implications Today; Adoption of Risk Based Assessment Methods for Fires and Explosions in Design; Advances in Structural Design against Fires & Explosions; Management of Fire and Explosion Hazards - An..
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FABIG Technical Meeting Korea 02
Fires and Explosions in Petrochemical Plants

Safety Integrity Level, Jinhyung Park, Yokogawa Electric Korea; Process Design Concept of LNG Regasification Terminal, Youngsoon Sohn, KOGAS; Passive Fire Protection Trend on Onshore Plants, Youngwoo Chon, Lloyd’s Register Consulting; Fire & Explosion Prevention Activities in Petrochemical Plants, Chanho Tae, GS Caltex; Safety Challenges with LNG Bunkering Terminals, Daejun..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 076
Challenges in Pipeline Design and Operation

HSE perspective on UK challenges in pipeline design and operation, Ian Redshaw and Hazel Hancock, Health and Safety Executive; Risk-based approach to intelligent pigging frequency, Theresa Reddy and Jonathan Wallace, Chevron; Predicting subsurface gas dispersion from blowouts, Jan Erik Olsen, SINTEF; Challenges in the safe design of onshore pipelines, Darrell Tucker, CB&I; The..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 075
Advances in Fire & Explosion Engineering Since Piper Alpha (Session at Oil & Gas UK Piper 25 Conference)

State of knowledge post Piper Alpha, Bassam Burgan, Steel Construction Institute; Experimental research on explosion loading, Mike Johnson, GL Noble Denton; Advances in explosion modelling, Kees van Wingerden, Gexcon; Experimental research on fire loading, Geoff Chamberlain, Waverton Consultancy; Adoption of risk assessment methods in design, Asmund Huser and Viken Chinien,..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 074
Risk Management of Ageing Facilities: Best Practice

HSE's KP4 offshore ageing & life extension project: Current findings and good practices, Andrew Duncan, Health and Safety Executive; Brownfield risk management - New standards, old bearers, John Morgan, GL Noble Denton; Post-fire structural integrity of composite gratings for offshore platforms, Richard Holliday, MMI Engineering; Temporary refuge integrity: A new Energy..
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FABIG Technical Meeting Korea 01
Explosion & Fire Risk Control in Various Industries

Introduction to FABIG, Bassam Burgan, Steel Construction Institute; Explosions and Fires in Offshore Oil & Gas Facilities, Jurek Czujko, Nowatec E&C; Explosions and Fires in Petrochemical Plants, Yun Ho Lee, Air Products Korea; Fires in Nuclear Power Plants, Doo Chan Choi, Korea Fire Protection UBIS; Fires in High-rise Building, Jun Ho Hwang, KOSORI
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 061

CONTENTS: Review of Technical Meeting which covered "Update on Fire & Explosion Guidance, Standards & Regulations"; Review of Technical Meeting which covered "Carbon Capture & Storage - The Safety Issues"; Review of Technical Meeting which covered "Vapour Cloud Formation"; The ALARP Argument; Management of Flacs Analyses: Pressure Growth, DAL Specification and Response..
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FABIG Technical Note 12
Vapour Cloud Development in Over-filling Incidents

This FABIG Technical Note describes an assessment method for calculating the rate at which the volume of a vapour cloud increases during an overfilling incident. The assessment method also gives the concentration of hydrocarbons within the cloud and provides some guidance on the extent of cloud spread in relatively flat sites with the kind of obstructions that would be normal..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 073
Vapour Cloud Formation

Formation of very large vapour clouds - Incidents and large scale experiments, Graham Atkinson, Health and Safety Laboratory; A new method for assessment of the consequences of liquid releases: FABIG Technical Note 12, Simon Coldrick, Health and Safety Laboratory; Dispersion based vapour cloud explosion analysis for facility siting, David Quintero and Peter Smith, BakerRisk;..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 072
Carbon Capture & Storage: The Safety Issues

Carbon capture & storage health and safety: Challenges and opportunities, Rosemary Whitbread, Health and Safety Laboratory; CO2RISKMAN JIP: New industry guidance on major accident hazard management of the CCS CO2 stream, Hamish Holt, DNV KEMA; COOLTRANS: Introduction and overview, Julian Barnett, National Grid; COOLTRANS: Fracture control and the design of dense phase CO2..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2012

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Accident Description: Tamaulipas Refinery, Mexico
Tamaulipas Refinery, Reynosa, Mexico, 18 September 2012

The Tamaulipas Refinery is located in the City of Reynosa in Tamaulipas, Mexico and is owned by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican state-run petroleum company. It is located on the border of McAllen, Texas, USA and serves as a key entry point of natural gas to Mexico from the United States of America. Prior to the incident, Pemex suffered a series of smaller explosions..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 071
Update on Fire & Explosion Guidance, Standards and Regulations

Proposed EU safety regulation: The UK position, Bob Lauder and Trisha O'Reilly, Oil & Gas UK; Revising industry guidelines on risk related decision making, David Piper, Petrofac; EFEF JIP procedure for quantitative assessment and management of hydrocarbon explosion and fire risks on offshore installations, Bong Ju Kim, Pusan National University; Lloyd's new guidelines for the..
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Accident Description: Amuay Refinery, Venezuela
Amuay Refinery, Venezuela,Mexico, 01 September 2012

The Amuay Refinery forms part of the Paraguaná Refinery Complex located in the Paraguaná Peninsula, Venezuela. Operated by the state owned Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), it is the second largest refinery complex in the world, refining 955 thousand barrels per day and accounting for 71% of the refining capacity of Venezuela.
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 060

CONTENTS: Review of Technical Meeting which covered "Best Practice in Fire and Explosion Modelling"; Review of Technical Meeting which covered "New Developments in Fire Resistant Materials"; Robustness of Steel Framed Structures in Fire; Transient Pressure Loading of Clamped Plates with Holes; Paradigm Change in Safety Design against Hydrocarbon Explosions and Fires
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FABIG Technical Meeting 070
New Development in Fire Resistant Materials

Fire interaction with grated deck structures, Richard Holliday and Enrique Munoz-Garcia, MMI Engineering; Novel applications for fire and blast protection of pipe flanges and modules using composite materials, Matthew Chalk, Solent Composite Systems; Performance testing of aerospace composites, Stuart Jagger, Health and Safety Laboratory; Extended jet fire testing - Larger..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 059

CONTENTS: Review of Technical Meeting which covered 'Reassessment and Upgrade of Existing Facilities'; Goal Setting Approach for Blast Resistant Design; The Nomogram for Axial Concentration Decay in Hydrogen Momentum-Controlled Jets; Improved Estimation of Failure Frequencies for Offshore Pipelines and Risers
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FABIG Technical Meeting 069
Best Practice in Fire and Explosion Modelling

Development of geometry models for explosion pressure analysis and sensitivity of results to completeness - A case study, Bob Brewerton, Gexcon; Development of a response surface approach for probabilistic explosion modelling for large FPSOs and FLNG, Joaquim Pujol and Chris Jones, DNV; Fire and explosion modelling - Bridging the gaps between academic research and industrial..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 068
Reassessment and Upgrade of Existing Facilities

Structural assessment of occupied buildings on petrochemical sites, refurbishment and replacement case studies, Ian Maclachlan, IKM Consulting; Reassessment of existing control room to meet revised blast loads, Stephen Ward, Baker Ward; Optimization of flame detector layouts using genetic algorithms, Oliver Heynes, MMI Engineering; Reassessment and upgrade of offshore topsides..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2011

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 058

CONTENTS: Review of Past Technical Meetings which covered ‘Liquefied Natural Gas’, ‘Design for Extreme Events’ and ‘Update on Recent Events and Related Research’; Explosion & Fire Engineering of FPSOs (EFEF JIP): Definition of Design Fire Loads; Specifying Intumescent Coatings for Structural Steel Subject to Jet Fires; Ignition Energy of Methane-Hydrogen-Air Mixtures ..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 067
Update on Recent Accidents and Related Research

Lessons from ICL - Addressing the safety of bulk LPG installations, Julian Delic, Health and Safety Executive; Evidence from Jaipur vapour cloud explosion and comparison with Buncefield, Mike Johnson, GL Noble Denton; Analysis of 3 years of events with high consequence potential in total petrochemicals, Dirk Roosendans, Total Petrochemicals; Vulnerability of buildings near..
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GL Noble Denton Report 11510
Characteristics of the Vapour Cloud Explosion Incident at the IOC Terminal in Jaipur, 29th October 2009

This report describes the characteristics of the vapour cloud explosion incident which occurred at the IOC Terminal in Jaipur on the 29th of October 2009. More particularly, it describes the assessment of the evidence pertaining specifically to the explosion event, which complements the overall investigation carried out by the independent inquiry committee. This report also..
GL Noble Denton - Publications available through FABIG - 2011

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FABIG Technical Meeting 066
Design for Extreme Events

Designing offshore structures to survive extreme metocean events, Donald Smith, Eni UK ; Failure probabilities for offshore structures subject to extreme environmental hazards, Mark Manzocchi, Atkins; Consequence based seismic risk assessment and mitigation, Sirous Yasseri, Safe Sight Technology; Insurance and extreme events, Geoff Burnett, Shell
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 057

CONTENTS: Review of Technical Meeting covering ‘Complex Release Scenarios’; Leak frequency modelling for offshore QRA based on the hydrocarbon release database; Concentration decay in Hydrogen non-reacting momentum-controlled jets; Strain based acceptance criteria for blast resistant design; Numerical and experimental investigations on the blast resistance of..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 065
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Risks from large LNG releases, Phil Cleaver, GL Noble Denton; Safety design in baseload LNG plants, Masayuki Tanabe, Keiji Tanigawa and Satoshi Kanno, JGC Corporation; A structured methodology for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of LNG source term and dispersion models, Stuart Jagger, Health and Safety Laboratory; Fire and explosion modelling for FLNG, Jeff Daycock and..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 056

CONTENTS: Update of the ‘Fire & Blast Technical Directory’ on FABIG website; Video recordings of Technical Meetings available on demand on FABIG website; Review of past FABIG Technical Meetings; An improved ray casting tool for flame detection analysis; What does inherently safer mean?; Modelling the response of UHPFRC panels to explosive loading
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Accident Description: Puebla Oil Pipeline, Mexico
Puebla Oil Pipeline, Puebla, Mexico, 19 December 2010

The Nuevo Teapa pipeline is a 30-inch pipeline owned by state company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) carrying oil from the port of Dos Bocas in Tabasco to the Tula refinery in Hidalgo. As for many other pipelines owned by Pemex across Mexico, the pipeline had been the recipient of several illegal taps by criminal gangs in order to siphon off the fuel. Over 100 such taps had been..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 064
Complex Release Scenarios

Liquid leaks - Atomized or not?, Tarek Yousef, Scandpower; Two-phase jet releases, droplet dispersion and rainout: Experiments and model validation, Henk Witlox, DNV; Large scale tests for oil & gas releases into complex geometry, including the effect of water in the release and the effect of deluge systems, Ragnar Wighus and Are Opstad Sæbø, SINTEF NBL; Simulations of..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 063
Modern Structural Design against Explosions

New basis for the design of high pressure polyethylene (LDPE) reactor enclosure to blast, Christophe Catala, Technip; Structural assessment of blast resistant modules: A case study, Alastair smith, Daniel Mahoney and Alban Proietto, Atkins; Mitigating blast effects on existing buildings, Stephen Ward, Baker Risk; Optimisation of extensive onshore plant with many closed modules,..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 062
Innovations for the Prevention, Detection, Control and Mitigation of Fires and Explosions

Real time emergency response through source determination and 3D dispersion modelling, Amita Tripathi and Thibault Mailliard, Fluidyn; Large flammable vapour clouds - How they form … and what the risks are, Graham Atkinson, Health and Safety Laboratory; Control of boilovers during tank fires using additives prior to and during emergency response, Jeanne van Buren, Rotterdam..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2010

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 055

CONTENTS: Revision to FABIG Technical Note 11; Review of FABIG Technical Meeting on ‘Managing Low Probability High Consequence Events’; A Methodology for the Assessment of Gas Detector Configurations in Offshore Intake Ducts; Dispersion of Accidental Release of H2S on a Gas production site followed in real-time by 3D modelling; Blast Resistant Design of Process Piping:..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 061
Ignition

Ten things you should know about electrostatic ignition hazards, Richard Ball, Chilworth Technology; Critical conditions for auto-ignition in large vessels, Timothy Snee, Health and Safety Laboratory; Mechanical equipment ignition risk assessment - The basics, Richard Ball, Chilworth Technology; Ignition modelling in risk analysis, Jan K Lund, Scandpower; Problems in the..
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Accident Description: Deepwater Horizon, Gulf of Mexico
Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig, Macondo Prospect (Mississippi Canyon Block 252), Gulf of Mexico, 20 April 2010

Deepwater Horizon was a fifth generation, dynamically-positioned semi-submersible drilling unit built in 2001. The unit employed an automated drilling system and a 15,000 psi-rated BOP system and had operated in water depths (WD) greater than 9,000 ft. The rig had drilled wells up to 35,055 ft in the nine years it had been owned and operated by Transocean under contract to BP..
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FABIG Technical Note 11
Fire Loading and Structural Response

This Technical Note updates and expands certain aspects of the guidance on fire engineering given in the Interim Guidance Notes, FABIG Technical Notes 1 and 6 and the UKOOA guidance.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 060
Managing Low Probability High Consequence Events

Major accidents - Understanding and accepting their dynamics, Jan Reier Huse, Scandpower; Managing major accident risk, Mike Considine, BP; Risk communication in the 21st century: What have we learned and what are the lessons going forward?, Ragnar Lofstedt, King’s College London; Societal risk - Land use planning around major hazards, Andrew Franks, ERM; Risk predictions -..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2009

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 054

CONTENTS: Review of FABIG Technical Meeting on ‘Learning from the Nuclear Industry’; Summary of findings of the FABIG Members’ survey; The Buncefield Explosion Mechanism Phase 1 and proposal for Phase 2; Domino Effect Analysis of Process Equipments Using Fragility Curves; Recommendations on Land Use Planning and the Control of Societal Risk Around Major Hazard Sites
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Accident Description: Jaipur, India
Jaipur Oil Depot , Jaipur, India, 29 October 2009

The Indian Oil Corporation’s POL (Petroleum Oil Lubricants) Terminal at Sanganer in Jaipur had been in operation for 12 years prior to the accident. The facility spread over about 120 acres and comprised 9 storage tanks for petroleum products and 2 storage tanks for Motor Spirits. The terminal received products from the Koyali Refinery via the cross country pipeline and also..
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Accident Description: CPC Tank Farm, Puerto Rico
Caribbean Petroleum Corporation (CPC) oil refinery, Cataño, Puerto Rico, 23 October 2009

The Caribbean Petroleum Corporation (CPC) oil refinery is located near   San Juan   in   Puerto Rico, and occupies a third of a square mile. It includes a tank farm comprising 30 operational aboveground storage tanks, and a refinery which was shutdown in 2000. Prior to the 23 rd   of October 2009, the tank farm stored gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and fuel oil.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 059
Learning from the Nuclear Industry

Learning from the Application of Probabilistic Safety Assessment in the Chemical Industry, Cyril Charvet, Jean-Luc Chambon and Francois Corenwinder, IRSN; Fire Research at IRSN – Experimental Programmes and Fire Codes Development, Laurent Audouin, IRSN; Fire Probabilistic Safety Assessment in the Nuclear Industry, Jerzy Grynblat, Relcon Scandpower; Assurance and Verification,..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 058
The Buncefield Explosion Mechanism

Opening session, Dougal Drysdale and Patrick McDonald, University of Edinburgh / Health and Safety Executive; Overpressure and directional indicators, Vincent Tam, BP; The deflagration hypothesis, Jonathan Puttock, Shell Global Solutions; The detonation hypothesis, Mike Johnson, Germanischer Lloyd; Previous VCE events and consideration of possible alternative mechanisms and..
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GexCon Report 08-F44110-RA-1
Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Flexible Obstructions on Flame Propagation in Vapour Cloud Explosions

It has been postulated in connection with explosion accident investigations that trees located in the vicinity may contribute to the blast generated by accidental vapour explosions. An example of such an accident is the Ufa accident in Russia in 1989. Experimental evidence, however, does not exist to support this. This report describes an experimental investigation of the..
Gexcon - Publications available through FABIG - 2009

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Weidlinger Associates Report DES07021_090225_V2.0
Characterising the response of reinforced concrete cladding panels to vapour cloud explosions

This report describes a study which examines the response of typical reinforced concrete facade cladding panel subjected to blast loads of a form consistent with vapour clour explosions.
Weidlinger Associates - Publications available through FABIG - 2009

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 053

CONTENTS: Review of FABIG Technical Meeting on ‘Design of Structures against Hydrocarbon Fires’; Why ISO 13702 and NFPA 15 standards may lead to unsafe design; A CFD model for the backdraught phenomenon and its application to inform venting and firefighting strategies at basement fires; Can fuzzy logic bring process risk into focus?; Additives in crude oil - A new..
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HSE RR718
Buncefield Explosion Mechanism Phase 1 (Volumes 1 and 2)

The Buncefield explosion (11 December 2005) resulted in tremendous damage to the outlying area and huge fires involving 23 large oil fuel tanks. One important aspect of the incident was the severity of the explosion, which would not have been anticipated in any major hazard assessment of the oil storage depot before the incident. The Buncefield Major Incident Investigation..
HSE - External Publication - 2009

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BEM Phase I JIP
Buncefield Explosion Mechanism Joint Industry Project Phase I

The Buncefield Major Incident Investigation Board (MIIB) invited explosion experts from academia and industry to form an Advisory Group to advise on the work that would be required to explain the severity of the Buncefield explosion. This MIIB Advisory Group carried out a preliminary assessment of the forensic evidence obtained following the incident and of the results of..
HSE - Publications available through FABIG - 2009

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FABIG Technical Meeting 057
Design of Structures Against Hydrocarbon Fires

Guidance on Heat Loading from Jet and Pool Fires, Geoff Chamberlain, Visiting Professor at Loughborough University; Probabilistic Fire Load and Structural Response Procedure, Asmund Huser, DNV; Eurocode Approach to Structural Fire Design, Nancy Baddoo, Steel Construction Institute; Acceptance Criteria for Damaged Passive Fire Protection Coatings, Simon Thurlbeck, MMI..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 052

CONTENTS: Review of FABIG Technical Meeting on ‘Design and Siting of Process Plant Buildings’; Time Dependency of Accidents and Response in Petrochemical Plants; Design Against Malevolent Acts: The Case of Underwater Explosions; Safety Concerns Related to the Introduction of Biofuels
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FABIG Technical Meeting 056
Design and Siting of Process Plant Buildings

API RP-753: Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Portable Buildings, Wilbert Lee, Chevron; A Risk-Based Approach to Siting of Portable Buildings, Andrew Crerand, Shell Global Solutions; Developing Guidance for Siting and Design of Process Plant Buildings on BP Sites, Kieran Glynn, BP; Siting, Design and Protection of Occupied Buildings at TOTAL..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2008

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FABIG Technical Meeting 055
Safety Performance Indicators

Use of Process Safety Performance Indicators to Ensure the Effective Management of Major Hazard Risks: The HSE’s Experience, Jonathan Carter, HSE; Global Process Safety Metrics, Michael Broadribb, BP; Safety Performance Indicators for a North Sea Operator, John Morgan, Advantica; Safety Performance Indicators in StatoilHydro, Lars Tronstad, StatoilHydro; T-Rate: A Key..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 051

CONTENTS: Hydrogen Safety Activities at the University of Ulster; Spontaneous Ignition of Hydrogen in Accidental Releases of High Pressure Hydrogen - A Possible Mechanism: Diffusion Ignition; Portable Buildings within Processing Plants
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FABIG Technical Meeting 054
Asset Integrity and Hazard Management of Ageing Installations

KP3: Asset Integrity in Focus, Stan Cutts, SLC Consultants; Key Findings from Offshore Oil & Gas Maintenance Management Assessments Carried Out Using the HSE’s KP3 Assessment Process, Ian Wright, DNV; Integrity Management for the 21st Century with 20st Century Equipment, Andy Hollins and Alan D’Ambrogio, ABB Engineering Services; Audit Tool for Integrity Management of Safety..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 050

CONTENTS: Members of the FABIG Steering Committee for 2008-2009; Improvements to the FABIG website; A Methodology for Fire Hazard Assessment; Internal Explosive Loading of Steel Pipes; American Society of Safety Engineers – Middle East Chapter (ASSE-MEC) Conference in Bahrain addresses Globally Important Issues to the Oil and Gas Industry
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FABIG Technical Meeting 053
Dispersion Modelling

Assessment of Gas Detection Strategies for Offshore HVAC Ducts based on CFD Modelling, Kevin O’Donnell / Chris Lea, HSE / Lea CFD Associates; Dispersion Modelling – Current Status and Developments, Mike Harper and Asmund Huser, DNV; Recent and Planned Improvements of FLACS DISPERSION, Jens Melheim, Gexcon; CFD Dispersion Modelling for Blast Analysis, Ian Cowan, Atkins Energy;..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 049

CONTENTS: Launch of a ‘Fire & Blast Technical Directory’ on FABIG Website; The Modern Approach to Offshore Safety Management; A Critical Review of Probabilistic Explosion Risk Assessment; Hydrocarbon Jet Fire Hazards in the Oil and Gas Industry; Hydrocarbon Fires - Large Scale Experiments - High Heat Loads; Understanding Gas Explosions in Offshore Facilities; FABIG: 15..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 052
Design for Emergency Response (Workshop)

Methodology for Demonstrating Effective Fire Fighting Pre Planning on Large Petrochemical Facilities, Greg Richardson and Paul Frankland, SembCorp Utilities (UK); Emergency Planning for Onshore Gas Developments with High Content of H2S, Jan Reier Huse, Scandpower; A Case Study of an Offshore Gas Release – Expect the Unexpected, David Piper, Marathon Oil UK; The Importance of..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2007

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FABIG Technical Meeting 051
Designing an Integrated Fire and Explosion Strategy

ExpressFire – Safe and Cost Efficient Integrated Fire and Explosion Risk Management, Asmund Huser, DNV; Experience in the Use of ISO 23251-2006 in Process Safety Design, Geir Berge, Petrell; Tools for Quantifying Domino Effects: Threshold Value, Probit Approach and Reliability Based Method, Sirous Yasseri, KBR Engineering; Quantitative Risk Assessment of Domino Effects Caused..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2007

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FABIG Technical Meeting 050
Managing Explosion Risks

Approaches to Assessment and Reduction of Risks from Explosions Offshore and Onshore, Jonathan Puttock, Shell Global Solutions; An Advanced SDOF Model for Steel Members Subject to Explosion Loading: Material Rate Sensitivity, Bassam A. Izzuddin, Imperial College London; FABIG Technical Note 10: Implementation of Advanced SDOF Model for Explosion Loading, Viken Chinien, Steel..
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FABIG Technical Note 10
An Advanced SDOF Model for Steel Members Subject to Explosion Loading: Material Rate Sensitivity

This Technical Note describes an extension to a sophisticated SDOF model for steel members subject to explosion loading. The previous model accounted for: Generalised support conditions for bending and axial actions; and The catenary effect in axially-restrained members, under uniformly distributed (UDL), blast loading. However, that model did not incorporate..
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 2007

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 028

CONTENTS: Development of an Ignition Probability Model for the Oil & Gas Industry; Failure Probability Of Process Equipment Subjected To Vapour Cloud Explosions; Assessment of mathematical models for the prediction of smoke ingress & movement in offshore installations
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FABIG Technical Meeting 049
Defence-in-depth: Prevention of Escalation of Fires and Explosions

Development of an Ignition Probability Model for the Oil and Gas Industry, Dave Mansfield, ESR Technology; Subsea Gas Releases: Challenges of Estimating Topside Fire and Explosion Risk, Peter Sassan Johansson, Scandpower; Advanced Composite Solutions for Jet Fire and Explosion Protection of Oil and Gas Structures and Equipment, Matt Chalk, Solent Composites; Experimental..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 2007

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 047

CONTENTS: Disseminating the Lessons Learnt from Recent Onshore and Offshore Accidents; Lessons from Texas City: A Case History; Full Scale Explosion tests on Explosion Relief Panels; Uncertainty Analysis of QRA
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FABIG Technical Meeting 048
Disseminating the Lessons Learnt from Recent Onshore and Offshore Accidents

Sharing Experience: Preventing Injury and Loss, Dave Fargie, BP; FABIG/SLPSG Collaboration, Viken Chinien, FABIG (SCI); Keynote Address, Kevin Allars, Health & Safety Executive; Flixborough & Piper Alpha: Shaping the UK Regulatory Regime, Brian Fullam, Health & Safety Executive; Humber Refinery Saturate Gas Plant Fire and Explosion, April 2001, S. Mohammad Ali, ConocoPhillips;..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 046

CONTENTS: FABIG Seeks Contribution to Fire & Blast Technical Directory; FABIG Launches a New Products & Services Directory; Designing of Electronic Assembly to Resist Explosion-induced Vibration (Part II); Response Spectra for Explosion Resistant Design and Assessment; FABIG Launches New Website
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FABIG Technical Meeting 047
Life Extension of Ageing Assets: Re-Assessment, Design & Monitoring of Safety Critical Elements for Fires & Explosions

Integrity Management for Fires & Explosions, Roland Martland, Health & Safety Executive; Development of Acceptance Criteria to Assure the Performance Standards of PFP on Ageing Facilities, Simon Thurlbeck, MMI Engineering; The Role of Metrics in Maximising the Performance of Critical Systems, Andrew Sekulin and David Piper, Marathon Oil; CFD Method for Extension of Machinery..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 045

CONTENTS: Design of Electronic Assemblies to Resist Explosion - Induced Vibration (Part 1); Understanding and Responding to Security Risk for Oilfield Installation; Hazard and Safety Management Training Needs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region; Predicting Glazing Behaviour in a Fire Environment - Effect of Radiation Heat Transfer Models; Issues Connected..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 046
Human Factors Engineering for the Protection of Onshore Oil and Gas Plants and Offshore Structures Against Fires and Explosions

FABIG Technical Note 9, Ed Terry, Sauf Consulting and Ian Randle; Human Factors – Not Just Common Sense, Andy Sutherland and Liz Cullen, WS Atkins; Early Human Factors Interventions in the Development of an FPSO, Ian Hamilton, Human Engineering; Why Human Factors?, Rob Miles, Health and Safety Executive
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FABIG Technical Note 09
Human Factors Guide

This Technical Note has been prepared as a 'simple to use' guide to assist the awareness and implementation of the Human Factors in the design and operation of oil and gas facilities both onshore and offshore.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 045
Safety Implications of a Hydrogen Economy: Risk Assessment and Design Against Fires and Explosions

Hydrogen Modelling with FLACS: Validation, R & D Work Predicting DDT and Risk Assessments, Olav Roald Hansen, Gexcon; Risk Management Strategy for Hydrogen Economy Projects, Gordon Newsholme, Health and Safety Executive; Developing an Approach to Security Risk Management for Oilfield Installations, James Phipps and Patrick Mann, ABS Consulting; Study of Hydrogen Releases at..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 044

CONTENTS: A Probabilistic Procedure for Design of Process Areas Against Fires; Research Needs for Prevention and Mitigation of Major Fire Hazards Relating to Onshore Plant; Research Needs for Major Hazards Relating to Onshore Plant - Gas Explosions; Achieving ALARP in Topside Blast Resistant Design
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 2006

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Accident Description: Buncefield, UK
Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal, Hemel-Hempstead, UK, 11 December 2005

Overfilling (with unleaded petrol) of a tank led to fuel starting to overflow. The protection system which should have shut off the supply did not operate and continued pumping led to the fuel cascading down the side of the tank leading to the rapid formation of a rich fuel/air mixture that collected in the bund.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 044
Fire and Blast Issues for LNG

Simulating LNG with FLACS: Report from Ongoing LNG Validation and Development Program Supported by Norsk Hydro, Statoil, Total and PTIL, Olav Roald Hansen, Gexcon; Evaluating Risks of LNG Spills Over Water, Louis Gritzo, Sandia National Laboratories; Consequence Modelling of LNG Spills, Torunn Marthinsen, DNV; Treatment of Uncertainties in QRA, Sirous Yasseri, Kellogg, Brown..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 043
Risk Assessment, Protection and Design of Piping Against Fires and Explosions

Integrity Management of Piping Systems with Particular Emphasis on Fire/Explosion Hazards, Roland Martland, Health and Safety Executive; FABIG Technical Note 8, Fadi Hamdan, Steel Construction Institute; Where Quantitative Risk Assessment and Risk Based Inspection Meet Each Other, Xavier Arnault and Dirk Roosendans, Total Petrochemicals; Risk Assessment for Piping Vibration..
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FABIG Technical Note 08
Protection of Piping Systems subject to Fires and Explosions

Techniques for the design of offshore piping to resist explosions have been described in OTO 1999-046 Explosion Loading on Topsides Equipment, Part 1 Treatment of explosion Loads, Response Analysis and Design. FABIG Technical Note 8 seeks to combine this guidance with the design for fire and to extend the techniques to cover onshore plant design. Guidance on minimising hazard,..
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 2005

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 043

CONTENTS: Summary Report from FABIG Steering Committee Meeting; An Example of the Use of Crushable Struts in Blast-Resistant Design; Bayesian Decision Analysis for Optimal Upgrading of Offshore Installations; Stainless Steel Blast and Fire Resistant Structures
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Accident Description: Mumbai High North, India
Mumbai High North, Mumbai, India, 27 July 2005

The Mumbai High North complex consists of four bridge-linked platforms at approximately 100kms from the shore.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 042
Protection of Onshore Oil and Gas Plants Against Fire and Explosion

Fire and Explosion Risk Assessment for DSEAR, Gareth Roberts, ERM; Explosion Analysis of an Onshore Plant with Worked Examples, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Probabilistic Explosion and MDOF Response Analysis, Pol Hoorelbeke / Jerome Renoult and Bob Brewerton, Total / GexCon; Fire Safety of a LPG Storage Vessel, Sava Medonos, Petrellus; An Alternative Perspective on Fire & Blast,..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 042

CONTENTS: The Inevitability if Ignition; ISO - Damage Diagrams for Blast Resistant Design; FABIG Technical Note 8: Protection of Piping Systems Subjected to Fires and Explosions; Modelling of Steel Blast Panels; Satel - Structural Analysis Tool for Explosion Loading
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Accident Description: Texas City, USA
Texas City Refinery , Texas City, Texas, 23 March 2005

The incident occurred during the start-up of an isomerisation (ISOM) unit when a raffinate splitter tower was overfilled and over-heated. When liquid subsequently filled the overhead line, the relief valves opened. This caused excessive liquid and vapour to flow to blowdown drum and vent at top of the stack.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 041
Lessons Learnt from Past Accidents

The Inevitability of Ignition, Trevor Kletz, Loughborough University; Principles for Learning Lessons from Incidents - A UK Perspective, Brian Fullam, Health and Safety Executive; Development of Risk Management Strategy for Gas Distribution Mains, Rosemary McAll, Advantica; Fire Events at Nuclear Stations – Lessons Learnt to Enhance fire Risk Assessment, Ana Gomez-Cobo, Health..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 041

CONTENTS: Static Resistance of Stiffened Plates Subjected to Explosions; Practical Fire Safe Design of Equipment Supports: Determining the Need for PFP; Kameleon Fireex - An Advance Computational System for Calculation of Fire Structure Interaction; A Summary of Fire and Blast Issues Related to LNG; The Generic Management System (GMS) Approach to Fire Safety of..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 040
Fire and Blast Issues Related to LNG

LNG Safety - The Maplin Sands Experiments and After, Jonathan Puttock, Shell Global Solutions; Experiences from LNG Projects, Jan Reier Huse, Scandpower; LNG Vaporisation and Dispersion Modelled with FLACS, Hans-Christian Salvesen, GexCon; LNG Spills Consequence Assessments, Aubrey Thyer, Health and Safety Laboratory; LNG Behaviour, Phil Cleaver and Mike Johnson, Advantica;..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 040

CONTENTS: Response to Comments on FABIG Article R505 - 'Exceedence Curves and the Definition of Load Cases for Explosion Assessment'; Understanding Risk Through Bayesian Updating; Design and Analysis of Stainless Steel Profiled Blast Barriers
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FABIG Technical Meeting 039
Fire Loading and Simultaneous Design Against Fires and Explosions

Fire and Explosion Risk used as a Decision Parameter, Jens Kristian Holen, Statoil; Simultaneous Fire and Explosion Analyses, Joar Dalheim, Det Norske Veritas; Design of Steel Structures in Fire to EC3 1-2, Gerald Newman, Steel Construction Institute; Fire Load - Experimental Data Versus Real Fires, Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF Energy; Kameleon FireEx - An Advanced Computational..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 038
Protection of Onshore Oil & Gas Plants Against Fires and Explosions

Building Siting Assessments for Chevron Texaco US Refineries, Wilbert Lee, Chevron Texaco; Fire and Explosion Prevention and Protection on Nuclear Sites, Paul Renwick, British Nuclear Fuels; The Use of Passive Fire Protection Against Fires and Explosions, Brian Bailey, Thermal Designs UK; Vulnerability Assessment with SURVIVE, Russell Grier, QinetiQ; Leading Software for QRA,..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 037 USA
Inherent Safety for Offshore Structures

Inherent Offshore Fire Safety, Ernesto Valenzuela, ABS Consulting; Risk Assessment and HSE Decision Making, Wilbert Lee, Chevron Texaco; Lessons Learned from Applying Inherently Safer Designs to Address Fires and Explosions on Offshore Facilities, Ben Poblete, Lloyds Register; Inherent Safety: What does it look like?, Phil Guy and Farrell Zwerneman, Mustang Engineering
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 039

CONTENTS: The Concept of Safety Barriers and their Optimal Design; Combining Structural and Safety Perspectives in Fire Hazard Assessments; Explosion Risk Assessment - General Approach; Pipes Exposed to Medium Sized Jet Fires - Rupture Conditions and Models for Predicting Time to Rupture; Fluid Structural Interaction Modelling of the Phase 3B Data: "Blast Loading From..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 037
Protection of Piping Against Fires and Explosions

Piping Systems Exposed to Fire/Explosion, Roland Martland, Health and Safety Executive; FABIG Technical Note 8, Fadi Hamdan, Steel Construction Institute; Piping Design Against Explosion: Goals, Practical Guidance and Future Developments, Bob Brewerton, GexCon; Guideline for Protection of Pressurised Process Systems, Jan Reier Huse, Scandpower; Jet-fire Test on Pressurised..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 038

CONTENTS: Practical Blast Resistant Design of Plates; Exceedance Curves and the Definition of Load Cases for Explosion Assessment; Resistance to Accidental and Very Extreme Explosions; Simplified Assessment of Steel Framed Structures Subject to Blast Followed by Fire
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 037

CONTENTS: FABIG Technical Meetings Review; A Recurrence Law for Explosion Overpressure; Some Thoughts on Article R495; The Use of Bow-Ties and Thesis in the Control of Major Accident Hazards; Under-Ventilated Compartment Fires - Introduction of the EC Funded Firenet Project
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FABIG Technical Meeting 036
Fire Resistant Design for Offshore Structures

Fire Hazard Assessment, John Alderman, Risk Reliability and Safety Engineering; Risk Based PFP Design Using New Fire Tools Kameleon-FAHTS-USFOS, John Baik, Det Norske Veritas; Fire Fighting Risk Assessments – Lessons Learnt, Ken Smith, J. Connor Consulting; Passive Fire Protection Methods for Marine Structures, Tom Dearing, Thermal Designs; Overview of FABIG Information on Fire..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 035
Re-Assessment of Offshore Structures Against Fire and Blast

The Use of Bow-tie Model and THESIS in the Control of Major Accident Hazards, Baldev Kandola and Mike Sullivan, ABS Consulting; A Holistic Approach to Explosion Hazard Management, Derek Martin and Ian Cowan, Atkins; Blast Re-assessment of Glass Fibre Deluge System, Mike Smith, Kellogg Brown & Root; Remedial Measure Optimisation Though Re-assessment of Explosion Overpressures,..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 036

CONTENTS: Performance-Based Fire Resistant Design; Water Deluge and Influence on Dispersion; Scale Testing of Profiled Stainless Steel Blast Walls; Jet Effect in Vented Explosions
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FABIG Technical Meeting 034
Passive Fire Protection

HSE Continuation of the Shell Programme on Weathered Passive Fire Protection, Terry Roberts, Health and Safety Laboratory; The Determination of Passive Fire Protection for Pressurised Systems in Accordance with the IP’s Guidelines, Sava Medonos, Petrellus; Passive Fire Protection Materials and their Application, David Stowers, International Coatings; Intumescent Protection..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 033
Fire and Blast Regulations / Guidance for Gulf of Mexico

Fire and Blast Regulations and Guidance for the Gulf of Mexico, Garth Burton and Kent Dangtran, ABS Consulting; Fire and Blast Regulations – A Contractor’s View, Steve Scanio, Technip-Coflexip; Application of Fire and Guidance, Ben Poblete, Lloyds Register North America; Update of UKOOA Design Guidance, Justin Bucknell, MSL Engineering
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 035

CONTENTS: A Practical Approach to Fire Hazard Analysis for Offshore Structures; Reassessment of Gas Explosion Hazard on Offshore Facilities; Performance Based Blast Resistant Designs; Revised Norsok Standard N-004 on Accidental Explosions; Developments of the Test to Determine the Resistance to Jet Fires of PFP Materials; API Recommended Practice for Design of Offshore..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 032
Protection of Onshore Oil and Gas Plants Against Fire and Explosion

Blast Mitigation Retrofits for Onshore Facilities, Darrell Barker, ABS Consulting; Design and Protection of Pressure Systems to Withstand Severe Fires, Carl Butler, Health and Safety Laboratory; Risk Analysis of Large Onshore Plants Using CFD Codes, Laila Rodsaetre and Ingar Fossan, Scandpower AS; The Passive Approach for the Protection of Onshore Facilities Against Fire..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 031
Structural Design of Offshore Facilities for Blast Loads

Introduction of Topic, Darrell Barker, ABS Consulting; Managing Explosion Hazard Assessment and Design, Jan Borgen, Credence Group; Overview of Structural Response Prediction – Basics/Methodologies, Jurek Czujko and Kate Filippin, CorrOcean; Methods for Evaluation of Blast Loads and Structural Response, Paul Jacob, MMI Engineering; Structural Criteria Development for Fire and..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 030
Preparation of Updated Guidance for Fire and Explosions Hazards

Introduction and Overview, David Galbraith, Galbraith Consulting; Explosion Hazard Philosophy – Hazard Management, Rod Bleach, Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants; Derivation of Explosion Loads, Greg Fairlie, Century Dynamics; Response to Explosions, Steve Carney / Luke Louca, Aker Kvaerner / Imperial College Consultants; Interaction with Fire Hazard Management, Rod Bleach, Genesis..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 034

CONTENTS: FABIG Technical Meeting Review; ERA Conference 2002; Probabilistic Cost-Benefit Analysis For Blast Design; Explosion Risks in Large and Wide Spread Process Areas and Loads on Intermediate Sized Equipment; Proposed API Guidance on Fire and Blast; Probabilistic Analysis of Gas Explosion Loads
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FABIG Technical Meeting 029
Blast Load Predictions for Gulf of Mexico Offshore Facilities

Objectives and Structure, Fadi Hamdan, Steel Construction Institute; Blast Load Prediction Basics/Methodologies and Range of Results, Jan Roar Bakke, GexCon; North Sea vs. Gulf of Mexico Key Differences and Similarities, Dave Kehn, Mustang Engineering; Load Prediction Approach for Preliminary Design, Gary A Fitzgerald, ABS Consulting; Practical Application of CFD to Gas..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 028
Codes and Regulations for the Protection of Topside Structures Against Fire and Explosion

Effective Improvement of Process Safety, Robin Turney, European Process Safety Centre; HSE Regulatory Activities and Interaction with Fire and Explosion Guidance for Design and Risk Assessment, Roland Martland, Health and Safety Executive; Canadian Initiatives in Fire and Explosion Safety for Offshore Structures, Richard Grant / David Galbraith, CBCL / Galbraith Consulting; A..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 033

CONTENTS: Response of Secondary Systems to Explosion; Guidelines for Protection of Pressurised Systems Exposed to Fire; Determination of the Resistance to Jet Fires of Passive Fire Protection Materials; Fire & Blast Considerations in the Future Design of Offshore Facilities - June 12-14 2002 - Houston, Texas
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FABIG Technical Meeting 027
Phase 3B Fire and Blast Joint Industry Project

Amendments to the Seveso II Directive, Neil Mitchison, Major Accident Hazards Bureau Ispra; Introduction, Trish Sentence, TotalFinaElf; Experiments, Mike Johnson and Phil Cleaver, Advantica Tehnologies; CFD Modelling of Phase IIIb Experiments, Olav Roald Hansen, GexCon AS; Interpretations and Simpler Models, Mike Johnson / Phil Cleaver, Advantica Technologies; Blast Loading,..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 032

CONTENTS: FABIG Technical Notes 6 & 7; Design of Passive Fire Protection; Design of Offshore Facilities to Resist Gas Explosion Hazards - Engineering Handbook; Inertia Limit of Vent Cover in Explosion Protection Systems; On Water Sprays in Fire Protection Engineering; How Distribution in Human Problem Solving Imperils Systems; Practical Approaches of Integrating Human..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 026
Fire and Blast Aspects for the COMAH Safety Case

Demonstration and ALARP, Tom Maddison, Health and Safety Executive; COMAH – An Operators Perspective, Steve Turner, Shell UK Exploration and Production; Occupied Buildings – An Operators Experience, Alastair Mudie, Shell UK Exploration and Production; Risk Based Estimation of Design Explosion Load, Stian Hoiset, Norsk-Hydro; Demonstration in COMAH Safety Reports, Mike..
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FABIG Technical Note 07
Simplified Methods for Analysis of Response to Dynamic Loading

This Technical Note provides a new SDOF model that addresses the first three shortcomings of the BIGGS model, is sophisticated enough to capture the main effects ignored by BIGGS, yet simple enough for practical application in a design office environment. The elastic and elasto-plastic stages are considered separately from the perfectly plastic and subsequent catenary stage. ..
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 2002

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FABIG Technical Meeting 025
Blast Response Analysis Methods

The Role of Simplified and Advanced Analysis in Codes and Regulations, Jørgen Amdahl Norwegian, University of Science & Technology; Advanced Finite Element Analysis for Topside Structures Subject to Blast, Jurek Czujko, CorrOcean; Simplified Methods for Dynamic Response Analysis, Bassam Izzuddin, Imperial College; Simplified Methods for Response Analysis to Dynamic Loading –..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 031

CONTENTS: FABIG Technical Note 7: Simplified Methods for Response Analysis to Dynamic Loading; An Approximate Method for Blast Resistant Design; Design of Offshore Facilities to Resist Gas Explosion Hazard - Engineering Handbook; Use of Safety Barrier Diagrams in Offshore QRA in Denmark
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FABIG Technical Meeting 024
Process Integrity and its Role in Mitigating Fire and Blast

An Overview of Fire & Blast Related Research, Richard Grant, Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board; Reducing Hydrocarbon Releases – An HSE Perspective, Neville Edmondson and Derek Pratt, Health and Safety Executive; Hydrocarbon Leak Reduction in the North Sea Oil Industry, Ron Boyd, Shell (UK) Exploration and Production; Doing it Right and Keeping it Tight, Ramsay Frazer, AMEC;..
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HSE R2P2
Reducing risks, protecting people - R2P2

This document describes the UK HSE’s decision-making process. It makes transparent the protocols and procedures followed by the UK HSE to ensure that the process of decision-making, including risk assessment and risk management, is perceived as valid.
HSE - External Publication - 2001

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 030

CONTENTS: A Workbook Approach to Estimating the Flammable Volume Produced by a Gas Release; Risk-Based Design of Passive Fire Protection; Safety Management Offshore: A Systematic Approach; New Guidelines on Pressure Relief
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Accident Description: AZF (Azote de France), Toulouse
AZF (Azote de France) fertilizer factory, Toulouse, France, 21 September 2001

The explosion occurred in a downgraded ammonium nitrates store, which was authorised for 500 tons and contained approximately 400 tons of product on the day of the explosion. The chemical was stored flat and separated by partitions. It is not known what caused the explosion.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 023
Fire and Blast Issues on Deepwater Platforms

MMS Technology Assessment & Research Program, Charles E Smith, Minerals Management Service; Fire & Explosion Guidance Update, Roland Martland, Health and Safety Executive; Explosion & Fire Analysis for FPSO Girassol, off Angola, Henri Tonda, TotalFinaElf; Gas Explosion Issues for Deep Water Development, Vincent Tam, BP International; Design Features of FPSO Units, Glenn..
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FABIG Technical Note 06
Design Guide for Steel at Elevated Temperatures and High Strain Rates

This document gives guidance on available elevated temperature and high strain rate material property data for high strength steels used specifically for offshore structures. The guidance covers the data required to carry out both simplified design checks and advanced nonlinear analyses.
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 2001

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 029

CONTENTS: FABIG Goes West; A Workbook Approach to Estimating the Flammable Volume Produced by a Gas Release; Water Containers are Demonstrated to have Passive Gas Explosion Suppression Capability; Guidance for Analysis and Design of Profiled Blast Barriers; Blast Response of Steel Offshore Structures - Assessment and Interaction with Fire
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FABIG Technical Meeting 022
Human Factors Engineering Vs. Design of Offshore Structures

Overview and HSE Perspective, Bob Miles, Health & Safety Executive; Integrating Human Factors into the Offshore Design Process, Ian Randle / Ed Terry, Hu-Tech Associates / Sauf Consulting; Design Safety Performance Indicators & Organisational Capability Maturity, John Sharp, Cranfield University; Human Factors Integration into the Offshore Design Process – Lessons Learnt from..
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Accident Description: Humber Refinery, UK
Humber Refinery, South Killingholme, UK, 16 April 2001

Failure of pipework led to a major gas release containing 90% ethane/propane/butane. About 20 to 30 seconds after release, the gas cloud ignited resulting in a massive explosion and fire.
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 028

CONTENTS: Engineering and Human Factors Go Hand-In-Hand; Revised Fire and Explosion Guidance; 10th ERA Conference November 2001; Sadie Initiative; Integrity and Structural Response of Piping; Developments in Fire Engineering; Developments in Gas Explosion Safety in The 1990's in Norway; Explosion Rocks the P-36 Off Macae, Brazil
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Accident Description: P36, Brazil
Petro36 Platform, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 20 March 2001

Drainage operations caused two explosions in the starboard aft column of the P36 platform. The first explosion was caused by the rupture, due to excessive pressure, of the emergency drain storage tank in the column. The explosion resulted in damage to equipment, pipes and electrical/electronic installations. Emergency firefighting crew attended the affected area.
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FABIG Technical Meeting 021
Verification

Verification of the Shearwater Project – A Second Party Approach, William Schumm, Shell UK Exploration & Production; Implementation of the Shearwater Verification Scheme, Jeff Baker, Lloyds Register; The Verifier’s Perspective, Ian Wright, Det Norske Veritas; The Regulator’s Perspective, Peter Griffiths, Health and Safety Executive
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FABIG Technical Meeting 020
Mitigation

Verifying the Suitability of Control and Mitigation Measures, P Renwick, Health and Safety Executive; The Effectiveness of Area Water Deluge in Mitigating Offshore Fires, A Gosse, BG Technology; Benefits and Practical Issues Related to the Use of Deluge for Mitigating Gas Explosions,, M Johnson, BG Technology; An Active Soft Barrier for Explosion Control – Testing of the..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 027

CONTENTS: Pulse Pressure Testing of ¼ Scale Stainless Steel Blast Walls and Blast Wall Connections; Error in the Design of Hazardous Plant; Explosion Safety Engineering: Design of Venting Areas for Enclosures at Atmospheric and Elevated Initial Pressures; Safer Design - An Attitude
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Accident Description: Grangemouth Refinery, UK
Grangemouth Refinery, Grangemouth, UK, 29 May 2000

29th May 2000: All power was lost to 3 electrical substations that supply electrical power to the North Side of the Complex which contains the Oil Refinery, various chemical plants, utility plants and logistics facilities. Emergency shutdown of the Oil Refinery and the chemical plants on the North Side occurred and the utility plants were also affected due to a loss of power to..
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FABIG Technical Meeting 019
New Data on Materials for Use Offshore

Stainless Steel Subjected to Fire and Explosions, Ed Yandzio, Steel Construction Institute; Ultra-High Strength Stainless Steel and the Prinox Sandwich, H Groth, Avesta; A New Steel/Concrete/Steel Sandwich for Fire, Blast and Impact, Hugh Bowerman and Mike Gough, Steel Construction Institute; The Elevated Temperature Strength Properties of Structural Steels for use in Offshore..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 026

CONTENTS: Response of Process Vessels and Equipments to Fire Attack; CFD Modelling of the Confined Jet Fire Tests in the Phase 2 Project; Modelling the Response of Steel Panels to Explosions; A New Approach in Fixed Gas Leak Detection - The Ultrasonic Acoustic Sensor; Barrier Method: An Alternative Approach to Gas Explosion Control
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FABIG Technical Meeting 018
Safety Aspects of Recent Offshore Projects

The Shearwater Project, Nigel Savage, Shell UK Exploration & Production; Elgin/Franklin Project: Managing Safety by Design, Kombiz Hashemi and Phil Shorrock, Elf Exploration UK; The TRITON FPSO: Fire & Explosion Prevention & Control from the Designer's Viewpoint, Robin Heels, Kvaerner Oil & Gas
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 025

CONTENTS: Foamspex Project; Some Further Simulations of the Compartment Fires in the Phase 2 Project; Gas Explosions in Offshore Modules Following Realistic Releases Phase 3B; Managing Fire Hazards on Offshore Installations; Elevated Temperature and Strain Rate Material Properties of Offshore Steels
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FABIG Technical Note 05
Design Guide for Stainless Steel Blast Walls

This document gives guidance on the design of stainless steel blast walls made from profiled sheeting, including guidance on material behaviour and selection, response to blast loading, design for longitudinal and transverse bending effects, evaluation of plastic deformation capacity and recommendations on construction details. The document specifically addresses walls..
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 1999

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 024

CONTENTS: Marine Fire Protection; Explosion Design For FPSO's; A Systemic Approach To Offshore Fire Safety Management; Received Loading Test Cases; Blast Loading Of Scaled Structural Members; Updating Explosion And Fire Design Guidance
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1999

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FABIG Technical Meeting 017
Fire - Phase 2 and Beyond

Unconfined Fires, Barbara Lowesmith, BG Technology; Enclosed Jet and Pool Fire Tests at Large Scale, Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF Energy; Lessons Learnt from Large Scale Confined Fires, Geoff Chamberlain, Shell Research; Fire Modelling, Simon Webb, BP Amoco
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1999

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FABIG Technical Meeting 016
Risk Based Design

The Development of Design Philosophy Guidance for Fires and Explosions, Derek Stirling, Marathon Oil; Risk Based Decision Making, Ian Tope, Shell ExPro; Some Case Studies of Risk Decision Making Within the Design Process, Ed Terry, Brown & Root; A Safer Design Culture, Graham Dalzell, BP Exploration; Development of Design Performance Indicators for Improved Safety Offshore,..
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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 023

CONTENTS: FLACS Stimulations Of Test 23 Of The BFETS Campaign - Loading On Stiffened Panels; Phase 2 Unconfined Horizontal Jet Fire Test: Why Was Phase Off?; Comments On The Model Evaluation For Compartment Fires In The Phase 2 Project; How Advanced Are The Blast Wall Response Analyses For The Offshore Industry?; Dynamic Load Tests On Bolts; Furnace Fire Test..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1998

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FABIG Technical Meeting 015
Interpretation of the Phase 2 Explosion Test Results

Interpretation of the Phase 2 Explosion Test Results, Mike Johnson, BG
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1998

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Accident Description: Esso Longford plant, Australia
Esso Longford Plant, Australia, 25 September 1998

A pump supplying heated lean oil to a heat exchanger stopped and was offline for several hours. There was no flow of warm lean oil though the heat exchanger causing the temperature to drop to a value which was estimated to be -480C and well below the normal operating temperature (approximately 1000C). The low temperature resulted in the formation of ice on the heat exchanger..
FABIG - Industrial Accident - 1998

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FABIG Technical Meeting 014
Explosion Model Evaluation

Overview of the EME Project, Bassam Burgan and Chris Selby, Steel Construction Institute; A Background to EI Activities on Model Evaluation, Kurt Petersen, Danish Council of Road Safety Research; Explosion Loading and Response - Models and Model Evaluation, Paul Renwick, Health and Safety Executive; Model Evaluation Methodology, Peter Lindstedt, Imperial College; Model Details..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1998

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 022

CONTENTS: Research On Health And Safety - The HSE Perspective; The Contribution Of Research And Development to a Step Change in Safety; New Knowledge, New Changes?; Blast And Fire Engineering Project - Phase 1; The Interim Guidance Notes; Scope And Objectives Of Phase 2; Unconfined Fire Test Programme; Confined Fire Test Programme; Fire Model Evaluation; Conclusions Of..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1998

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FABIG Technical Meeting 013
Gas Dispersion

Introduction to Gas Dispersion and Full Scale Dispersion Experiments, Thanos Moros, BP Explosion; Measure of Ventilation Offshore, Graham Buss, Shell Thornton Research Centre; Gas Dispersion Modelling, Kees van Wingerden, Christian Michelson Research; High Pressure Gas Releases in Confined Volumes, Phil Cleaver, BG; Transfer of Experiences from Onshore Research, Steve Porter,..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1998

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FABIG Technical Meeting 012
Extended Modelling and Experimental Research into Gas Explosions

Introduction to and Overview of EMERGE & Experiments, Bert van den Berg, TNO Prins Maurits Laboratory; Practical Models for Vapour Cloud Explosions, Phil Cleaver, BG R & T Division; Loading on Obstacles Located Within the Combustion Zone, Ivar Øyvind Sand, Christian Michelsen Research; Turbulence and Drag in Complex Flows, Bjørn Arntzen, Christian Michelsen Research; Overall..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1997

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 021

CONTENTS: How Advanced Are The Blast Wall Response Analyses For The Offshore Industry; DINGESS - A Proposed Joint Industry Project; Offshore Explosion Research; Phase 2 - Structural Testing
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1997

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FABIG Technical Meeting 011
Blast Resistant Design of Topside Structures

FABIG Technical Note No. 4: Explosion Resistant Design – Purpose and Content, Bob Brewerton, Natabelle; Review of Technical Note No.4, David Ward-Gittos, Brown & Root Energy Services; Blast Response – Dynamic Effects and Loads, Steve Walker, SLP Engineering; Response to Real Explosions and Simplified Methods for Membrane Effects, Rob Harwood, Shell UK Exploration and..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1997

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 020

CONTENTS: Rules For The Determination Of Coat-Back Requirements; A Model For Predicting The Hazards From Large Scale Compartment Jet Fires; Announcement Of A New Pulse Pressure Loading Facility; Integrated Risk Assessment Package For Offshore Installations
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1997

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FABIG Technical Meeting 010
Fire and Explosion Aspects of FPSOs

Fire and Explosion Issues for FPSO’s, Paul Renwick, Health and Safety Executive; Risk Based Design for Fire and Explosion Hazards, Gerry Brennan, Lloyds Register; Explosion Modelling of an FPSO Turret, David Piper, Vectra Technologies; Modelling Aspects, Vincent Tam, BP Exploration; Inherently Safe Design of FPSO’s, Alistair Warwick, WS Atkins
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1997

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 019

CONTENTS: Maximising The Resistance of Topside Structures Against Blast Loads; Offshore Explosion Research - The Next Phase; Emergency Evacuation Trials; Vectra - New Licensing Agent For Chaos; Schiehallion Escape Tunnel; FLACS Commercial Launch; Seminar on Results of "Gas Safety Programme 93-96"
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1997

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FABIG Technical Meeting 009
Inherently Safe Design

Legal Requirements, Tariq Al-Hassan, Health and Safety Executive; Anticipating and Coping with Growth of Explosion Pressures Through the Project Design Phase, Bob Brewerton, Natabelle; The Use of Hazard Identification to Optimize Inherent Safety in a Conceptual Design, Graham Dalzell, BP Exploration; A Pilot Study into the use of Inherently Safer Design in the UK Offshore Oil..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1997

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 018

CONTENTS: Failure of Corrugated Firewalls Subjected to Hydrocarbon Explosions; Offshore Fires & Explosions "The Industry Goes Full Scale"; Explosion Model Evaluation Project (EME); Safety First For Gas Turbine Enclosures
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1996

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FABIG Technical Meeting 008
Explosion Mitigation with Water Deluge

The History of Water Deluge for Mitigating Gaseous Explosions, Mike Johnson, British Gas Research & Technology; Safety and Operational Factors to be Considered When Using Deluge, Nigel Savage, Shell UK Exploration & Production; An Operators Approach to Adopting Water Deluge, John Gregory, Mobil North Sea; The Relationship Between Water Deluge for Fires and Explosions, Geoff..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1996

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 017

CONTENTS: The Development of Technical Guidance; Aspects of High Integrity Protection Systems (HIPS) In Hazard Management on Offshore Installations; Emergency Evacuation - A New Joint Industry Project; BRAE Risk Reduction Project - A Practical Approach To QRA; New Technical Note on Explosion Resistant Design of Topside Structures; The Successful Application of Crine..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1996

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FABIG Technical Note 04
Explosion Resistant Design of Offshore Structures

Where gas explosions represent a credible risk, platform topsides have to be designed to withstand explosion loading. There are two aspects to consider: firstly loading on the structure and secondly loading and effect on equipment. This technical note deals principally with the first aspect but is also relevant to the second because the performance of the structure, e.g...
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 1996

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 016

CONTENTS: Sensitivity Study on Structural Aspects of Fire & Blast (Phase 1); Effectiveness of Water Deluge in Mitigation Fires; Rules For The Determination of Coatback Requirements; Assessment of Blast Resistance of Offshore Topside Structures; Hazards Posed By Releases of Pressurised Crude Oil - A Proposal of a Joint Industry Study
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1996

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 015

CONTENTS: Engineering Relations For Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems; Retrofitting of Blast Walls for Offshore Structures; Development of a Performance Standard Approach to Passive Fire Protection Design; Drop Down Fire Barrier: Innovative Engineering on BP Exploration Clyde Platform; New Capabilities of FLACS; The Danish Offshore Safety Regime; Risk Assessment &..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1996

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FABIG Technical Meeting 007
Performance Standards Approach in Offshore Installations Regulations (PFEER - Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response)

What HSE Expects from Industry as a Response to PFEER, Ian Thomson, Health and Safety Executive; Performance Standards, One Interpretation, Richard French, British Gas Exploration & Production; Impact of PFEER on the Design Process, Ed Terry, Brown & Root Ltd/BCECA; Performance Standards and Written Schemes, Recent Practical Experience, Jerry Lane, Lloyds Register of Shipping;..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1995

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 014

CONTENTS: The UK Safety Case Assessment of Floating Production and Storage Installations; Risk Analysis for Semi-Submersible Drilling Units Operating in the North Sea; Hazard Analysis for Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) Installations; Fire and Explosion Aspects of Floaters; Conversion of a Tanker to FSO; The Mitigation of Gas Cloud Explosions by..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1995

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 013

CONTENTS: New UKCS Regulations; Strength Assessment of Topside Structures Subjected to Fire; Integrated Fire Analysis; Gas Explosion Engineering Joint Industry Project (GEEJIP); Microtherm HRB Fire Protection Panels; Offshore Safety Cases – HSE Experiences; What is Reasonably Practicable?; Accidents and Incidents, UK North Sea; COSHH Offshore; Prevention, Preparation,..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1995

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FABIG Technical Meeting 006
Safety Case Preparation, The Industry Responds

Introduction, Gordon Thomson, Health and Safety Executive; Liverpool Bay Development Design Safety Case, Matthew Fitzpatrick, BHP Petroleum; Clyde (Existing Installation), John Beaumont, BP Exploration; Seillean Floating Production Storage and Offloading, John Beaumont, BP Exploration; Semi Submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), Andy Grieve, Dolphin Drilling; Flotel,..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1995

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FABIG Technical Note 03
Use of Ultimate Strength Techniques for Fire Resistant Design of Offshore Structures

A structure subjected to a fire progressively loses its strength until the structure collapses and becomes unusable.  Advanced numerical non-linear methods enable to perform ultimate strength analyses whereby progressive failure of members is predicted: this is termed progressive collapse analyses.  The Interim Guidance Notes (IGN) refer to progressive collapse in Section..
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 1995

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 012

CONTENTS: System Based Performance Standards Approach; Human Factors – Reactions to Emergencies; Failure Penalty Modelling for Ultimate Strength; Gas Explosion Engineering Joint Industry Project (GEEJIP); Development of Ignition Hazard Model; Integrated System for Analysis of Resistance of Offshore Structures Subjected to Fire; Working Offshore – The Perceived Risks;..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1995

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FABIG Technical Meeting 005
Guidance, Codes and Regulations for the Design of Offshore Structures against Fire and Explosion

Framework of the International Activities in Guidance, Codes and Standards in the Field of Fire and Explosion Hazards, Jurek Tolloczko and Sava Medonos, Steel Construction Institute; Fire and Explosion Aspects of the UK PFEER Regulations, John Clegg, Health and Safety Executive; UKOOA Guidelines on Fire and Explosion Hazards Management, Graham Dazell, BP Exploration; Norwegian..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1995

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 011

CONTENTS: Approach to the USA Balancing Prescriptive Requirements & Operator; A New Look at Blast Wall Capacities; Fire & Blast Analysis: Concerns for FPSOs; Crude Oil Fire Deluge Tests; Jet Fires Impacting on Flat Surfaces; Phase 2 Update; Hazards XII
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1994

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FABIG Technical Meeting 004
Major European Hazards Related Research

EU Research & Legislation in Industrial Safety, Steve Cole, CEC; EU Work on the Evaluation of Consequence Models, Rex Britter, Cambridge University; MERGE – An Overview, Paul Mercx, TNO; MERGE – Assessment of CFD Based Explosion Codes, Nilesh Popat, British Gas; Optimised Fire Safety of Offshore Structures, Jacek Gierlinski and Navil Shetty, WS Atkins Consultants; Foam and..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1994

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 010

CONTENTS: European Communities, Directorate-General XII Evaluation of Models Gas Explosions (MEGGE); ISO - Offshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries - Offshore Structures; Designing for Ill-Defined Accidental Loads?; Are HRD Systems worth a closer look?; HRD Explosion Mitigation; EC Project “Foam & Water Deluge Systems for Offshore Oil Platforms”; Explosion Risk..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1994

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Accident Description: Texaco refinery, UK
Texaco Refinery, Milford Haven, UK, 24 July 1994

As a consequence of flammable hydrocarbon liquid being continuously pumped into a process vessel that, due to a valve malfunction, had its outlet closed, an explosion occurred. The flare system was not designed to cope with this excursion from normal operation resulting in a failure occurred in the outlet pipe.
FABIG - Industrial Accident - 1994

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 009

CONTENTS: The Importance of Consistent Data; Norwegian Safety Initiative; Explosion & Fire Design Guidance; Structural Response to Gas Explosions: Control of Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis; Is Explosion Response Analysis That Simple?; A Rational Approach to Fire Consequence Assessment; Encapsulated Fire Protection of Composite Pipes; Implementation of the Cullen..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1994

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FABIG Technical Meeting 003
Bang: A Historical Overview of Hydrocarbon Explosions

Pre 1988 – Early Work on Explosions, Martin Vasey, British Gas; 1988 to Current – Explosion Phenomena, Jan Roar Bakke, Statoil; 1988 to Current – Experimental & Numerical, Martin Vasey, British Gas; HSE Assessment of Explosion Assessment, Philip Brighton, Health and Safety Executive; 1994 to the Future – Experimental & Numerical, Jonathon Puttock, Shell Research; 1994 to the..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1994

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FABIG Technical Note 02
Explosion Mitigation Systems

The Interim Guidance Notes cover the subject of explosion in Section 3. Since the publication of the IGN, a greater understanding of explosions was developed. Whilst not invalidating the statements made in the IGN, this allows greater guidance to be given on the applicability of certain explosion mitigation measures. 
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 1994

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 008

CONTENTS: Membrane Type Blast Walls; Results of the Merge Project; Offshore Firefighting Onshore; Water Mist Fire Suppression; More Leaks Equals Greater Safety??; To Extinguish or not to Extinguish
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1994

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FABIG Technical Meeting 002
Jet Fires

What ignited leaks do we consider?, Emmanuel Mavromatakis, Vectra Technology; How do we determine jet fire size and intensity?, Denis Cook, British Gas; What is the effect of the jet fire on the structures?, Sava Medonos, Vectra Technology; What jet fire protection is required?, Alan Blake, Mandoval Coatings; How do we determine the adequacy of protection?, Ragnar Wighus,..
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1994

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 007

CONTENTS: Design Management Guidelines for Explosion and Fire Engineering; An Update on Field Modelling of Pool Fires; The Fire Resistance of Aluminium; Shell - Jet & Pool Fire Tests; Fires on the Sea Surface; ERA Conferences - Offshore Structural Design against Extreme Loads; Offshore Fire Safety
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1993

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FABIG Technical Meeting 001
Active Explosion Suppression Systems

Gas Detection Systems, Jeff Markely, Sieger; Deluge Effectiveness, John Gregory, Mobil North Sea; High Rate Discharge Systems, Philip Robertson, Kidde Fire Protection; Blast Relief Systems, Hugh Bowerman, Steel Construction Institute
FABIG - Technical Presentations & Videos - 1993

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 006

CONTENTS: Alternative Materials: Fire & Blast Response; Alternative Materials: Design Guides; Article R74 - ERRATA; Blast Wall Specifications; Phase 2 Update; Kuwait Scientific Mission; UKELG Meeting; Interflam ‘93; Impact and Explosion - Analysis and Design; The Droplet Size Debate…; Large Scale Testing an Increasing Trend; How Long for Halons?
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1993

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 005

CONTENTS: OSH-Offshore; Sprinklers Versus Deluge; Is Passive Fire Protection Data Adequate?; Determining The Response of Protected Steel to Fire Loading; New Findings on the Effectiveness of Relief Panels and Louvre Panels; Offshore Loss Prevention: A Systematic Approach - Conference Review; Major Hazards Onshore and Offshore - Conference Review; Fire Protection: Water..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1993

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FABIG Technical Note 01
Fire Resistant Design of Offshore Topside Structures

Section 4 of the Interim Guidance Notes for the Design and Protection of Topside Structures against Explosion and Fire (IGN) gave design guidance for fire resistance. This technical note is intended to complement that section as follows:
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 1993

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 004

CONTENTS: Three Views of QRA; Interim Guidance Notes ERRATA; How Useful are Fire Models?; Response Analysis of Topside Structures; Validated Computer-Based Fire Modelling; Steel & Composite Beams Exposed to Fire; Phase 2 Update; Materials and Design Against Fire; The Value of Automatic Control; Standard For Intumescent Coatings; Onshore Explosions
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1993

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 003

CONTENTS: Assessment of structures subject to fire; The Benefits of QRA; Revision to Offshore Safety Case Regulations; Passive or Active Fire Protection?; Fire Testing for Offshore Structures; FRS Request for Comment; Should Contingency Factors be used for Blast Design of Topside Structures; Shock Induced Vibrations in Offshore Structures; Design of Blast Resistant..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1992

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 002

CONTENTS: SDOF Elasto-Plastic Analysis; A Few Thoughts on QRA; Penetrations Through Fire & Blast Walls; Offshore Application of FRP; Phase II Update; HTC-32 Fire Protection Material; Safety Awareness Syllabus, Darlene Torey - Hazards Forum; Book Review "Structural Dynamics for the Practising Engineer"; Book Review "Polymers in a Marine Environment"; Losses Due to Ship..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1992

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FABIG Technical Newsletter
Issue 001

CONTENTS: Draft Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 199-; Interim Guidance Notes - Errata; Intumescents - Their Use Offshore; Louvre Systems; The Merge Project; Solvex; Blast & Fire joint industry project-phase II update; Hazards Forum Discussion, 11/3/92 - (see R13); Offshore Fire & Blast Design Guidance Seminar (The Steel Construction Institute, Feb..
FABIG - Technical Newsletter - 1992

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FABIG Interim Guidance Notes
Interim Guidance Notes for the Design and Protection of Topside Structures against Explosion and Fire

The 'Interim Guidance Notes for the Design and Protection of Topsides Structures against Explosion and Fire' were issued upon completion of Phase I of the JIP on Blast and Fire Engineering for Topside Structures (BFETS Phase I). These guidelines are based on the state-of-the-art knowledge in 1991 as documented in the 26 work package reports produced by the BFETS Phase I. They..
FABIG - Technical Guidance - 1992

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Accident Description: Phillips 66 Company, USA
Phillips 66 Company, Pasadena, USA, 23 October 1989

Following the release of a gas mixture, a vapour cloud formed and moved quickly downwind where it found an ignition source and exploded. There were several subsequent massive explosions involving two isobutane storage tanks and the catastrophic failure of a polyethylene plant reactor.
FABIG - Industrial Accident - 1989

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Accident Description: Piper Alpha, UK
Piper Alpha, North Sea, UK, 06 July 1988

The disaster began with a routine maintenance procedure. On the morning of the 6 th   of July, a certain backup propane condensate pump in the processing area needed to have its pressure safety valve checked. The work could not be completed by 18.00 and the workers asked for and received permission to leave the rest of the work until the next day. The tube was sealed with a..
FABIG - Industrial Accident - 1988

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Accident Description: Bhopal, India
Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL), Bhopal, India, 02 December 1984

At 11.00 pm on 2nd December 1984, an operator at the plant noticed a small leak of highly toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and increasing pressure inside a storage tank. The vent-gas scrubber, a safety device designed to neutralize toxic discharge from the MIC system, had been turned off three weeks prior. Apparently a faulty valve had allowed one ton of water for cleaning..
FABIG - Industrial Accident - 1984

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Accident Description: PEMEX LPG Terminal, Mexico
PEMEX LPG Terminal, San Juanico, Mexico, 19 November 1984

A 200mm pipe between a storage cylinder and sphere ruptured, releasing LPG. The release continued for some 5 to 10 minutes resulting in a large gas cloud which ignited, causing an explosion and many ground fires.
FABIG - Industrial Accident - 1984

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Accident Description: Seveso, Italy
ICMESA Chemical Company, Seveso, Italy, 10 July 1976

Rupture of the bursting disc on batch plant   for the manufacture of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (TCP)  led to the release of highly toxic dioxin. Dioxin is not normally formed but the reactor got too hot resulting in a runaway reaction which caused a rise in pressure leading to the disc rupture.
FABIG - Industrial Accident - 1976

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Accident Description: Flixborough, UK
Nypro UK , Flixborough, UK , 01 June 1974

The cyclohexane plant consisted of a train of six reactors in series. Prior to the explosion, on 27 March 1974, it was discovered that a vertical crack in reactor No.5 was leaking cyclohexane. The plant was subsequently shut down for an investigation which identified a serious problem with the reactor. The decision was taken to remove it and install a bypass assembly to..
FABIG - Industrial Accident - 1974

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