Master Explosion Dynamics with SuperChems

Step By Step Demonstration

Watch Dr. Georges A. Melhem reveal fundamental Process Safety Office SuperChems explosion building blocks and models that address many of the flaws of simplified sizing methods. Included are case studies of how they are applied and how the burning rate models are developed from measured data.

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SuperChems Features


Optimized the user experience, resulting in better usability and shorter calculation times.

Streamlined the graphical interface so it is both interactive and responsive, leveraging the latest technology.

Reduced the number of steps and time it takes to accomplish tasks.

All flow and network models completed. Cyclone separator control model added.

New properties features added: Vapor liquid equilibrium and bash queue.

Added a new unit system, improved the PRV object and the compressor performance, enhanced the two-phase/universal vessel model, as well as reactions handling, enabling you to achieve even more proficiency.

Complete pressure relief and flare system (PRFS) and consequence analysis capabilities, fully integrating with the backend engine.

More dispersion (indoor) and explosion models (deflagration) added.

Upgraded help structure, incorporating the National Board Pressure Relief Device Certification NB-18 and common vendor PRV data.

Enhanced and optimized the software engine, improving its speed and accuracy.

Consequence models and explosions, fire and dispersion calculations interface elements are now easier to access, understand, and use.

Integrated reporting functionality, delivering streamlined reports and enhanced readability.


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Featured Videos

SuperChems™ X Building A Chemical Mixture Demo

An Extensive Chemical Databank of More Than 3,000 Components

Watch how to build a chemical mixture in SuperChems v10.0, a valuable tool for investigating the composition, occurrence, distribution, and potential toxicity of chemical mixtures.

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Featured Resources


Overpressure Protection of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

BESS systems are now increasingly utilized by regional grid operators. With greater production and application of Li-ion BESS, the inherent hazards are more apparent with more frequent use. Read this white paper for an exploration of the mechanics of deflagrations that can occur during a thermal runaway event in a BESS and methods for sizing deflagration vents to protect against such explosions in elongated geometries.

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Featured Case Studies


Complex Flare Network Analysis for Oil Refinery Unit

A large oil refinery with a very complex flare network had become so complex that the tools the refinery was using to evaluate the flows through the flare network could not adequately model the system. The facility had six separate flares, three main headers, and hundreds of relief devices that discharged into the system. As the flare system was modified over the years, multiple cross-connection points were added between the headers in an effort to balance the flow rates through the headers with minimal piping changes.

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A polystyrene production facility wanted a complete audit of all pressure relief valve files and documents to determine and process safety information gaps. Requirements included analyzing a third-party contractor’s evaluation of specific vessels that did not have a relief device installed on them, and a pressure relief and flare system design evaluation on the relief devices at the facility.
A client needed to update a prior QRA study from 2015 of their plant with more equipment and buildings. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 PSM requires, under the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) element, that employers conduct a facility siting study to verify that the location and occupancy of buildings, control rooms and trailers have been properly evaluated.

The client was storing reactive materials in vessels that could be subject to fire exposure. They wanted to be sure that the relief protection on the vessels was correctly sized, or if not, what changes were necessary for an effective relief system.


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