• Vapor Cloud & Gas Explosions

    For more than 30 years, the team at GexCon has been one of the leading institutions for safety related gas explosion research in the oil and gas industry. We have not only pioneered the understanding of how objects and obstructions may play a crucial in flame acceleration, but also the understanding of…

  • Vapor & Gas Dispersion

    The dispersion models in FLACS are very accurate due to their extensive validatation against experimental data. The ability to include complex geometries along with a wide range of applicability should make FLACS a preferred CFD dispersion model for toxic or flammable dispersion studies at various scales. GexCon can offer a…

  • Oil & Gas

    FLACS was developed in close cooperation with and support from the oil and gas industries. FLACS has been extensively validated against experimental data and is a preferred consequence prediction software due its ability to model the the intial explosion and near field spatial effects. Safety studies for the oil and…

  • LNG Spill & Vapor Dispersion

    In version 9, new pool spread and evaporation models were introduced in FLACS. These new models were developed to predict the hazards of LNG-spills. The models can also be used for spills of other liquified gases (e.g. LPG, butane, ammonia) and liquids (e.g. heptane, hexane). Unwanted releases of liquids from…

  • Blast Waves and Loads

    Gas explosions in facilities may cause significant damage to surrounding buildings and structures due to blast waves. Traditional screening methods (e.g. Multi-Energy Method and TNT Equivalent) have their limitations for realistic geometries. Using the FLACS CFD-tool may provide more valuable predictions Explosions will, in most cases, generate blast waves.  While…

  • Dust Explosions

    Dust explosions represent a constant threat to much of the process industry. Practically any kind of flammable material, if divided into fine particles or powders and dispersed in air, can accelerate flames and cause explosion overpressures under the right circumstances. GexCon has a long track-record of experimental research into dust…

  • Homeland Security

    The vulnerability of our society against major accidents or attacks has received significant attention in recent years. If the potential hazard can be defined, it may be possible to better prepare against the resulting consequences. Using FLACS, GexCon can help estimate the consequences of many potential major accident scenarios. Massive releases of…

  • Hydrogen Safety

    For hydrogen safety studies it is important to study both the dispersion and the resulting explosion of the mixture. A simplified approach in a safety study would frequently assume that the entire tank contents can contribute to an explosion if released. However, actual hydrogen releases seldom follow this approach and a…

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