It is a technique to predict the nature and extent of injury to persons and damage to buildings and equipment that could be caused by a loss of Containment.Consequence modeling is conducted for assessment of impacts of fire, explosion or release of toxic chemicals.
Consequence modeling involves following stages:
- Determination of strength of source of release.We calculate the rate and amount of hazardous material released in given situations. A report for various strength of source is prepared for reference of client.
- Dispersion analysis.This is applicable for release of toxic chemicals. We calculate distances to various concentration endpoints for a released material and the area covered by the plume. The dispersion of the released material through and beyond the facility is studied. The distance traveled and area covered are determined. We provide a report that documents the results of the calculations.
- Consequence Analysis.The impacts of fire, explosion or release of toxic material on people and environment on-site and off-site is analyzed based on damage criteria. For toxic materials, their effects on people and the environment are evaluated. For flammables, the impact of the heat radiation from a fire on people and equipment is calculated. For explosive materials, the impact of blast overpressures on people, equipment and structures are calculated. A report that documents the results of the calculations is prepared.