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EG50T5: LOSS OF CONTAINMENT (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:09


Course Overview

The nature of fires & explosions is covered with basic models describing their characteristics. Thermal radiation is reviewed & modelled.  Source & dispersion models for single and multi-phase systems are presented.  Models for low temperatures generated on blowdown/expansion are presented.  Fluid flow in networks is analysed focussing on fire water systems and flare/blowdown networks.  Toxicity & dispersion are reviewed and extended.

Loss of containment statistics are reviewed with critical plant & equipment.  Industry codes and standards are reviewed.  The key area of HP/LP interfaces is covered.  Gas blowby examples & case studies are presented.  Identification and quantification of loss of containment scenarios are presented and analysed.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Xiaodong Wang

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The nature of fires and explosions is covered with basic models describing their characteristics. Thermal radiation is reviewed and modelled.  Source and dispersion models for single and multi-phase systems are presented.  Models for low temperatures generated on blowdown/expansion are presented.  Fluid flow in networks is analysed focussing on fire water systems and flare/blowdown networks.  Toxicity & dispersion are reviewed and extended.

Loss of containment statistics are reviewed with critical plant and equipment.  Industry codes and standards are reviewed.  The key area of HP/LP interfaces is covered.  Gas blowby examples and case studies are presented.  Identification and quantification of loss of containment scenarios are presented and analysed.

Further Information & Notes

Registered for MSc Process Safety. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Process Safety

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 3-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)

Resit: 3-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Feedback is given in the form of discussion with course tutors in contact sessions and on VLE and return of continually assessed work.

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