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Fire Risk and Design

More than 70% of accidents in offshore oil and gas facilities stem from hydrocarbon fires and explosions that result in serious health, safety, and environmental consequences. Risk-based approaches are considered the best for minimizing the likelihood of these accidents. Detailed knowledge of related phenomena and their consequences, along with adequate risk assessment and management guidelines, are required in these risk-based approaches.

In order to assist our clients in safety design of oil and gas structures, Nowatec applies state-of-the-art software tools and procedures to identify and manage fire risk on these installations.

In the modelling of escalation events and in determining the frequencies of impairment of Temporary Refuge, fire resistance and failure probability of the following types of components and systems need to be evaluated:

Detailed fire risk assessment and its implementation into the design is carried out by Nowatec for clients’ development projects. Typical scope of work and deliverables include: