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

  • Entreprise edition includes new features for the 1-D 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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Upcoming Training

SuperChems™ Virtual Training

Aug 20-22, 2024

SuperChems™ Virtual Training

Master techniques for addressing relief sizing for various scenarios, relief piping system design, flare header modeling and consequence modeling.

SuperChems™ Virtual Training

Nov 19-21, 2024

SuperChems™ Virtual Training

Master techniques for addressing relief sizing for various scenarios, relief piping system design, flare header modeling and consequence modeling.

Featured Videos

Speakers Showcase SuperChems™ Tips and Tricks Part 1

Optimize Your Productivity

Watch this video to learn about SuperChems tools you may not be aware of. Working with binary interaction parameters (BIPs) has now been streamlined and made easier. Also shown are several tips for working with the units function to simplify your tasks, such as converting units on the fly, in classic and visual versions. Have questions on data entry? Here are some ways to enhance your productivity. Also discussed are the piping layout tool and visual graph options.

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Featured Resources


Understanding MAWP and High-Pressure Vessel Design

Gain an Understanding of Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP)

Read this white paper to understand how and who determines the maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP), the relationship between MAWP and Design Pressure, and finally how high-pressure vessel is designed.

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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 previous Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) study of their plant to ensure the QRA reflected the most recent changes to 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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