Oct. 28, 2021


Description

Process Safety, Human Health and Environmental Concerns are one of the top operational priorities in Oil & Gas and Chemicals Industries. Given the hazards of dealing with toxic and flammable substance, at high pressure and temperature, the consequence of an accidental release, fire or an explosion may be devastating in terms of human safety, environmental release, and damage to the facility itself.

Understanding, quantifying, and managing risks is critical for oil and gas production and processing facilities. CFD modelling is routinely used in risk-based design of facilities such as offshore platforms, LNG facilities etc. CFD modelling can provide better understanding of process safety events and environmental risk assessment as CFD can predict the extent of the consequence in terms of radiation loads, dispersion of gases or smoke, spread of chemicals or hydrocarbon pools, and subsea release of hydrocarbons.

This webinar aims to bring together experts in academia and industry to brainstorm and help us better understand the current state-of-the-art approach to this highly specialized domain, along with open discussion about challenges or improvements that may be made to provide more confidence to the stakeholders. This workshop will include short talks by key practitioners covering various aspects of CFD modeling, followed by a group discussion.

 

AGENDA:

Item

Time (CST)

Topic

Presenter

1

8:00 – 8:10

Welcome/Introduction

Madhu Agrawal, bp

2

8:10 – 8:30

Using Simulations to Take the Uncertainty Out of an Emergency

Alistair Gill, Wild Well

3

8:30 – 8:50

Innovative and efficient CFD method to solve for hydrogen combustion for the energy industry

Scott Davis/Saurav Mitra, Gexcon

4

8:50 – 9:00

Break

 

5

9:00 – 9:20

Modeling Gaps and Opportunities in Process Safety

Sanjeev Saraf, bp

6

9:20 – 9:40

Powder Explosion Consequence Modelling using CFD

Joe Farrow, Norton Straw

7

9:40 – 10:00

Q&A/Group Discussion

 

 

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Alistair Gill, Wild Well
Speaker Alistair Gill, Wild Well

Alistair Gill serves as General Manager of Engineering Services at Wild Well Control. In this capacity, he oversees the company’s advanced engineering and simulation activities. Alistair has 30 years of industry experience. He has a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and holds and professional …

Alistair Gill serves as General Manager of Engineering Services at Wild Well Control. In this capacity, he oversees the company’s advanced engineering and simulation activities. Alistair has 30 years of industry experience. He has a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and holds and professional engineering license.

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Speaker: Scott Davis, Gexcon
Speaker Scott Davis, Gexcon

Dr. Scott Davis has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and specializes in the engineering analysis and testing of combustion, thermal and fluid processes. Dr. Davis applies his expertise to the investigation, prevention, and risk assessment of fires, explosions, and dispersion hazards such as …

Dr. Scott Davis has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and specializes in the engineering analysis and testing of combustion, thermal and fluid processes. Dr. Davis applies his expertise to the investigation, prevention, and risk assessment of fires, explosions, and dispersion hazards such as flammable vapors and toxic exposures. Dr. Davis is a principal member of multiple NFPA technical standard committees and provides key training in Gexcon’s advanced safety courses on major hazards. Dr. Davis has published over 100 papers and is a regular speaker in process safety conferences.

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Speaker: Saurav Mitra, Gexcon
Speaker Saurav Mitra, Gexcon

Saurav Mitra is a Senior Engineer at Gexcon US with more than 10 years of experience in computational and analytical fluid dynamics. Saurav has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University. Saurav has worked with various …

Saurav Mitra is a Senior Engineer at Gexcon US with more than 10 years of experience in computational and analytical fluid dynamics. Saurav has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University. Saurav has worked with various customers in process, oil and gas and automotive industries to develop models, best practices and workflows for applications involving multiphase flows, combustion, heat-transfer, particulate flows and fluid-structure interactions. Saurav currently focusses on dispersion and explosion modeling of flashing cryogenic fuels and refrigerants to predict flammable, toxic and overpressure hazard footprints.

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Speaker Sanjeev Saraf, bp


Speaker: Joe Farrow, Norton Straw
Speaker Joe Farrow, Norton Straw

Joe Farrow graduated from the University of Sheffield with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. During his time at Norton Straw, he has worked over a range of industries using numerical modelling and analysis of fluid and thermal behaviors to solve engineering problems. 


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Organizer

Computational Fluid Dynamics Study Group

Madhusuden Agrawal, madhusuden.agrawal@bp.com


Date and Time

Thu, Oct. 28, 2021

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Pricing

  • Non Members
    $35.00
    (ends 11/27/2021)
  • Members
    $25.00
    (ends 11/27/2021)
  • MiT/Students/Retired
    $15.00
    (ends 11/27/2021)

Location

online or phone