Master Explosion Dynamics with SuperChems

Step By Step Demonstration

Watch Dr. Georges A. Melhem reveal fundamental Process Safety Office SuperChems explosion building blocks and models that address many of the flaws of simplified sizing methods. Included are case studies of how they are applied and how the burning rate models are developed from measured data.

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New SuperChems v11.6 Features


  • Document management and embedding for better process safety information compliance

  • 1D flow dynamics, enabling the use of multiple relief devices or explosion panels on a common manifold or elongated flow geometries

  • Check for updates feature enables the user to check for and to install updates as soon as they become available
  • Solids Handling for mixtures and streams, including solids flow

  • Visual flow sheet dynamic simulation

  • Enhanced noise and piping vibration risk methods

  • Additional thermal stability calculation methods

  • And more!


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SuperChems™ Tips & Tricks Part 1

Optimize Your Productivity

Watch this video for ways to optimize your productivity in SuperChems v11.6. Get tips on working with pipe elevation tools, how to switch between scenarios, ideal nozzle model tools, how to import CCPS relief conditions, and more.

Featured Resources


Overpressure Protection of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

BESS systems are now increasingly utilized by regional grid operators. With greater production and application of Li-ion BESS, the inherent hazards are more apparent with more frequent use. Read this white paper for an exploration of the mechanics of deflagrations that can occur during a thermal runaway event in a BESS and methods for sizing deflagration vents to protect against such explosions in elongated geometries.

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Featured Case Studies


Complex Flare Network Analysis for Oil Refinery Unit

A large oil refinery with a very complex flare network had become so complex that the tools the refinery was using to evaluate the flows through the flare network could not adequately model the system. The facility had six separate flares, three main headers, and hundreds of relief devices that discharged into the system. As the flare system was modified over the years, multiple cross-connection points were added between the headers in an effort to balance the flow rates through the headers with minimal piping changes.

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A polystyrene production facility wanted a complete audit of all pressure relief valve files and documents to determine and process safety information gaps. Requirements included analyzing a third-party contractor’s evaluation of specific vessels that did not have a relief device installed on them, and a pressure relief and flare system design evaluation on the relief devices at the facility.
A client needed to update a prior QRA study from 2015 of their plant with more equipment and buildings. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 PSM requires, under the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) element, that employers conduct a facility siting study to verify that the location and occupancy of buildings, control rooms and trailers have been properly evaluated.

The client was storing reactive materials in vessels that could be subject to fire exposure. They wanted to be sure that the relief protection on the vessels was correctly sized, or if not, what changes were necessary for an effective relief system.


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