FRED

FRED is Shell's consequence modelling tool. It gathers state-of-the-art Fire, Release, Explosion and Dispersion models that predict consequences of accidental and design releases of products from process, storage, transport and distribution operations.

Its ease of use allows the user to rapidly comprehend the consequence prediction related to incidents for facilities and operations. It provides the user with an at-a-glance overview of the extent of blast waves, gas contours and heat radiation directly on site plan.

FRED has been continuously developed and validated by Shell since the 1980s, and has been extensively used by oil, gas and petrochemical operating companies, engineering contractors, insurers and regulators throughout the world. The integrated models rely on an extensive and unique programme of large-scale experiments, combined with validated scientific research, that assure the reliability and consistency of the results.

FRED can be used for:

  • Preparation and update of safety cases
  • Justification for new design and operation
  • Facility layout and equipment optimization
  • Pre-incident and emergency response planning studies
  • Domino effects / escalation management studies
  • Accident investigation
  • Quantitative risk analysis (QRA) – with results directly integrated into Shell’s QRA tool Shepherd

Key benefits:

  • Draws on Shell’s and Gexcon’s vast R&D knowledge and integrates Shell’s operating experience
  • Provides users with state-of-the-art Fire, Release, Explosion and Dispersion models
  • Allows users to easily generate fast and reliable consequence predictions
  • Transparency of the integrated models gives confidence to the users on the reliability and consistency of the results

Shepherd

Shepherd is Shell’s quantitative risk analysis (QRA) tool. It is a risk management software tool, tailored to do risk analysis for onshore facilities and operations. It allows fast and reliable prediction of the risk related to incidents such as releases of flammable or toxic fluid, fires and explosions.

Shepherd has been continuously developed and validated by Shell since the 1990s, and has been extensively used by oil, gas and petrochemical operating companies, engineering contractors, insurers and regulators throughout the world.

Shepherd can be used for:

  • Quantitative risk analysis (QRA)
  • Facility layout optimization
  • Domino effects / escalation management studies

Key benefits:

  • Provides users with an at-a-glance overview of the risk picture for the facility, activity or project
  • Allows users to reflect actual site-specific operational practices, rather than generic ones
  • Provides quick sensitivity analysis for layout options
  • Allows users to easily document and record their design options and risk based decision making, providing transparent tracking of the decision making process throughout the life-cycle of the facility
  • Allows operating companies to maintain control of risk analyses performed by consultants and engineering contractors, through ownership of the risk management software tool that was used

PIPA

PIPA is Shell’s pre-incident planning tool. It quickly and easily provides plant operators and safety engineers with hazard consequence assessment information, to assist them in the development of emergency response plans and the specification of fire protection requirements.

PIPA can be used for development of effective emergency plans for any proposed design and to highlight aspects that may need modification. PIPA can output full emergency response plans including hazards, protection requirements and justifications.

Key benefits:

  • Gives easy access to Shell’s state-of-the-art consequence modelling suite
  • Provides fast, reliable and exact prediction of the consequences of potential releases and fires
  • Assists in rapid development of appropriate emergency response plans
  • Enables cost-effective plant design e.g. fire protection measures
  • Enables fire chiefs to quickly run ‘what if’ weather variations on pre-programmed scenarios at real incidents.

 

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