Issue 72 of the FABIG Newsletter now available for download!

New FABIG Newsletter available

We are pleased to inform you that the 72nd edition of the FABIG Newsletter is now available to FABIG Members on the FABIG website.

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This issue comprises the following articles:

  • Review of the Technical Meeting which covered "Leak Frequencies: Up or Down?", D. Mansfield - ESR Technology, B. Bain - DNV GL, G. Vannier - SCI, J.M. Nilsen & J. Wiklund - Lilleaker Consulting, A.O. Saebo - Lloyd's Register and I. Fossan - ComputIT
  • Review of the Technical Meeting which covered "New Developments For Design Against Cryogenic Releases", B. Lequime, M. Rivot & S. Viale - TechnipFMC, N. Tripathi - Shell, J. Pujol - Lloyd's Register, Y. Ryu - SHI, J. Amdahl - NTNU and J. Wen - University of Warwick
  • Advances in Consequence Modelling for LNG Safety: Outcomes of the SafeLNG Project, J. Wen - University of Warwick
    This article provides an overview of the work carried out as part of SafeLNG, a 4-year EU funded Research project on LNG safety. SafeLNG focussed on six areas for which theoretical insight and predictive tools were lacking: ‘liquid spill, evaporation and atmospheric dispersion’, ‘rollover’, ‘flashing LNG jets’, ‘LNG/fuel cascades and flammable cloud formation’, ‘LNG vapour cloud explosions’ and ‘LNG pool fires, coupling mass burning rates with fire development’. The project has led to advances in numerical modelling using CFD techniques within the framework of the open source OpenFOAM CFD code.
  • Numerical Predictions of Rollovers in LNG Storage Tanks using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), A. Hubert & S. Dembele - Kingston University and P. Denissenko & J. Wen - University of Warwick
    This paper describes in more detail the work carried out as part of the SafeLNG project on the prediction of rollovers in LNG storage tanks. A predictive tool entitled ‘RolloverFOAM’ was developed based on the open source OpenFOAM CFD code. The developed tool was first validated against experimental data from small-scale experiments using mixtures of Freon, and was then applied to analyse the La Spezia rollover incident which occurred in 1971.
  • CFD Methodology for Evaluation of Thermal Hazards from Cryogenic Hydrogen Jet Fires, D.M.C. Cirrone, D. Makarov & V. Molkov - Ulster University
    This article presents the development and validation of a CFD model for the assessment of thermal hazards from cryogenic hydrogen jet fires, and more particularly for the prediction of the flame length and radiative heat fluxes at different locations with respect to the flame. The model was validated against experimental data on cryogenic hydrogen fires conducted at Sandia National Laboratories and the predictions showed good agreement with the experiments.
  • Dynamic Load Analysis of Explosion in Inhomogeneous Hydrogen-Air, D. Bjerketvedt, K. Vaagsaether & K. Rai - University College of Southeast Norway
    This paper describes results of experiments on gas explosions with inhomogeneous hydrogen-air mixtures conducted in a 3 m long channel to investigate the structural response to gas explosions in channels, tunnels and compartments with high length to width ratios. The study shows that the structural response of items inside such geometries can be much more severe than generally anticipated due to the strong explosion pressure oscillations over several periods exhibited in such geometries.
  • Categorisation of Blast and Fire Rated Doors, A.B. Groeneveld - Interdam
    This article describes the range of design requirements for blast and fire rated doors, and provides an overview of available verification methods to assess their response to explosion and/or fire events (including single-sample fire-post-blast tests). Typical verification methods involve a combination of FEM analysis and fire and/or blast tests, and an optimisation of the verification process through a categorisation of doors according to their functional requirements is proposed.

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Published: 25/01/2018 12:04:50
Last Modified: 25/01/2018 12:05:55

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