We have extensive experience in modeling the vaporization and dispersion on toxic and flammable vapor clouds using both existing models and custom models developed for specific circumstances.
We also have extensive experience conducting and evaluating Facility Siting Evaluations conducted using American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice 752, API Recommended Practice 753 and “Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout” by AIChE’s CCPS.
Principal Engineer Work Experience:
Was responsible for CANARY by Quest(R) consequence modeling package development, implementation, and maintenance.
Developed a flame speed-based analytical model (QMEFS) to evaluate unconfined vapor cloud explosions in risk-based analyses.
Had a major role in the development of an analytical model for predicting the vaporization rate from multi-component, low-volatility liquid pools.
Participated in continuing research on the behavior of two-phase jet releases. This included the development of a computer code to model the thermodynamics of aerosol plumes created by such releases.
Was involved in many consequence analysis studies, including building siting, plant spacing and layout for regulatory compliance, pipeline integrity management program calculations, flare sizing and siting, and explosion impact analyses. Used CANARY by Quest(R) to perform vapor dispersion, explosion, and fire radiation calculations for gas and liquids pipelines, LNG and LPG terminals, offshore platforms, chemical plants, and gas plants.
Participated in several quantitative risk analysis (QRA) projects, selecting release scenarios and calculating the probability of occurrence of these scenarios. Processes evaluated included several refinery units, natural gas processing plants, exploration and production facilities, pipelines, LPG terminals, and tank trucks.
Authored and co-instructed sections of several of Quest's short courses , including Principles of Liquefied Gas Safety, Risk Analysis Methodology, and Introduction to Consequence Analysis.