Materials such as oil and gas can present a significant hazard due in part to their high energy content. Pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals may be flammable, explosive and toxic. To add to the risk, hazardous pressures and temperatures are often necessary in order to process these materials to create usable products.
For these reasons the process industry is a source of major hazards to people, property and the environment. The global community of process safety professionals continuously strives to manage these hazards. DNV GL- Software’s hazard analysis tools contain world-leading, experimentally validated models for simulation of the behaviour of loss of containment of hazardous materials. By analysing and visualizing potential discharge, dispersion, fires, explosions and toxic effects, steps can be taken to minimize and manage these hazards at design time and in operation of major hazard facilities.
With over 30 years of development, and continuous research and innovation, DNV GL - Software’s hazard analysis tools have been adopted by thousands of users around the world throughout the process industries. We know the importance of managing hazards, and our expertise and principles are embedded in our hazard analysis tools, with world-leading modelling and experimental capabilities.
Phast - Process hazard analysis in the process industries
Phast is the world's most comprehensive process hazard analysis software tool for all stages of design and operation in the process industry. Phast examines the progress of a potential incident from the initial release to far-field dispersion including modelling of pool spreading and evaporation, and flammable and toxic effects.
Phast Lite - an entry level hazard analysis tool
Phast Lite is a tailored version of Phast, designed to meet the needs of users who do not require the full functionality of Phast. Phast Lite uses the same discharge, dispersion analysis and effects models as the full version of Phast.
Phast 3D Explosions - taking hazard analysis one step further
With the 3D Explosions extension we bring advanced modelling capabilities to Phast, the world-leading process hazard analysis tool. This includes 3D Explosion analysis, directional modelling and the ability to create composite hazard contours.