GrantecEngineering Consultants Inc.

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Nova Scotia, Canada

Services: Explosion Analysis & Assessment

  • Structural Response Analysis (response to explosion loads)
  • Response of Pressure Vessels to Explosion Loads including Liquid Sloshing Effects
  • Response of Safety Critical Elements (SCE's) including fire and deluge systems
  • Advanced analysis using fully coupled Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Independent Review and Verification
  • Structural Response Analysis (response to explosion loads)
  • Response of Pressure Vessels to Explosion Loads including Liquid Sloshing Effects
  • Response of Safety Critical Elements (SCE's) including fire and deluge systems
  • Advanced analysis using fully coupled Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Independent Review and Verification
Explosion Testing Explosion Analysis

Witnessing and consultation on Full scale explosion testing at Advantica Spadeadam Facility, UK

Analysis/Assessments in accordance with:

  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA)
  • International Standards Organization (ISO)
  • Fire & Blast Information Group (FABIG)
  • Health & Safety Executive (UK)
  • Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • NORSOK
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
FABIG

FABIG

Grantec is a Member of theFire and Blast Information Group

 

Contributions to Offshore Standards


Grantec participates in the development of standards and guidelines in the area of fire and explosion safety. Grantec's principal has participated in the development of the provisions within new ISO Offshore Structures standard for Topsides ISO 19901-3 (participates directly on ISO Technical Panel responsible for the provisions). Grantec's principal has participated in the development of requirements for explosion safety with the following organizations:

 

  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
  • International Standards Organization (ISO)
  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG)
Hydrocarbon Blast Pulse

Typical Time-history of Hydrocarbon Explosion Blast Pressure

 

Dynamic Liquid Sloshing in Pressure Vessel

at time of Maximum Explosion Loading

 

Dynamic Liquid Sloshing in Pressure Vessel

following Explosion Loading

 

Fully-Coupled Dynamic Response Analysis of Pressure Vessel subjected to External Hydrocarbon Explosion Loading

with Internal Sloshing of Fluid

(note: blue surface is the free-surface of the sloshing fluid)

 

 

Deformed Blast Wall (Post-Event)

Blast Wall Stress Plot

Blast Wall Deflection Time History

 

Dynamic Non-linear Response of Offshore Platform Blast Wall

Subjected to Hydrocarbon Explosion

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