VessFire is developed for time-dependent, non-linear analysis of thermo-mechanical response of process segments and process equipment (vessels and piping) during blowdown, with or without exposure to fire.
VessFire captures all relevant physical phenomena which take place in these scenarios.
VessFire is used by clients and projects world-wide and is recommended by several oil companies.
VessFire has since 1998 been developed taking into consideration the following:
VessFire is the most complete simulation system available for performing blowdown calculations. It is built upon our proprietary multi-physic simulation system Brilliant.
VessFire is extensively tested and bench-marked against experiments and other codes.
The requirements to simulation of depressurisation now described in API 521 6th edition (2014) are the same as VessFire always has been based on.
VessFire areas of application include:
Process plants must be designed to prevent escalation in case of a fire scenario. The most recognized method of ensuring this is to run a fire simulation on a model of the plant. With VessFire, the user can verify the design of process pipes and equipment by putting them through a simulated fire scenario.
VessFire solves the problem of heat transfer, conduction, thermodynamics of object contents and stress using a coupled approach. The following capabilities are included in the program and all are simulated with respect to time.
The precedence of VessFire lies in the dynamic calculation of thermodynamic and mechanical interactions. This includes:
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