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Process and Storage Vessels Exposed to Fires: Failure Assessment

Originally delivered May 30, 2018
Source: AIChE
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If your process and storage vessels were exposed to fire, what is the likelihood they would fail? Learn failure assessment best practices in this webinar series.      

Join this webinar series to identify best practices for assessing the failure potential of pressure and storage vessels exposed to external fire. You’ll also explore mitigation considerations, including pressure relief and de-pressuring systems, water sprays and fire proof insulation. In Fire Characterization, you’ll learn how to best characterize fire loading including flame temperature, fire flux and duration. In Failure Assessment, you’ll review the fire loading established in Fire Characterization. In addition, you’ll examine methods for determining the failure potential and expected time to failure of vessels exposed to fire loading.

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Georges A. Melhem, Ph.D., FAIChE

Georges A. Melhem, Ph.D., FAIChE is President and Chief Executive Officer of ioMosaic, and is an internationally known expert in the areas of pressure relief and flare systems design, chemical reaction systems, process safety, and risk analysis. As the founder of ioMosaic Corporation, he has over 30 years of engineering and process safety experience, and has participated in numerous risk management, consequence analysis, and quantitative risk assessment studies for commercial and government clients.

Dr. Melhem has provided litigation support and expert witness testimony to...Read more

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