What is DNV Phast and How Can It Help You Control Your Hazards
DNV Phast is a software solution for modelling discharge, dispersion, fires, explosions and toxic effects of a wide range of loss of containment scenarios. It is used by process safety professionals in various industries, such as oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, energy transition and more. It helps them to design, validate and optimize their processes and facilities, as well as to meet their regulatory obligations and safety standards.
In this article, we will explain what DNV Phast can do for you, how it works and what are its main features and benefits.
What can DNV Phast do for you
DNV Phast can help you to:
Analyze the consequences of potential accidents and incidents involving flammable and toxic materials
Estimate the extent and severity of fire, explosion and toxic effects on people, equipment and environment
Optimize your design, layout and mitigation measures to reduce risks and costs
Communicate your results and recommendations to stakeholders using graphs, reports and 3D visualization
Plan for emergencies and prepare safety reports
How does DNV Phast work
DNV Phast works by allowing you to create loss of containment scenarios from various sources, such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, pipework and pipelines. You can specify the properties of the released material, the release conditions and the environmental factors. DNV Phast then automatically determines the type and extent of the consequence effects, such as jet fires, pool fires, flash fires, vapour cloud explosions, BLEVEs, toxic clouds and more. You can also use user-defined sources and adjustable parameters to model complex or custom scenarios.
DNV Phast uses advanced mathematical models that have been developed and validated by industry experts over 40 years. It also incorporates state-of-the-art research work conducted with process industry partners. DNV Phast can use both free-field and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods to model the consequences. The free-field method is fast and suitable for screening studies, while the CFD method is more detailed and accounts for the effects of 3D geometries and terrains.
What are the main features and benefits of DNV Phast
Some of the main features and benefits of DNV Phast are:
It is a globally adopted solution that is trusted by more than 10,000 users across 1,000 organizations
It covers a diverse set of scenarios and effects that are relevant for various industries and assets
It provides accurate and reliable results that are based on rigorous models and data
It offers flexible and user-friendly interface that allows you to create, modify and run scenarios easily
It supports multiple extensions for in-depth analysis of multi-component mixtures, explosions in 3D and CFD modelling of dispersion and fires
It integrates with other DNV software solutions for process hazard analysis (PHA), quantitative risk assessment (QRA) and reliability engineering
DNV Phast is a powerful tool that can help you to control your hazards by knowing the consequences. It can help you to improve your process safety performance, reduce your operational risks and costs, comply with your regulatory requirements and enhance your reputation. If you want to learn more about DNV Phast or request a demo or a quote, please visit https://www.dnv.com/software/services/plant/consequence-analysis-phast.html 061ffe29dd