Remote Options for Blast Analyses

Darren Malik of BakerRisk working from home while multitasking.
BakerRisk’s Testing General Manager, Darren Malik, working off his laptop while caring for a little one at home.

At BakerRisk, our primary goal is to help you understand hazards and mitigate them in a cost-effective manner. Given that our analysis tools are software based, we smoothly transitioned from an office setting to a work-from-home setting. Our team-members, such as Testing General Manager, Darren Malik, are currently facilitating remote blast analyses in support of facility siting studies and related projects. BakerRisk offers a suite of options from quick, simple, and conservative analyses (ideal for greenfield studies) to more rigorous and complex ones, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling of enclosed process areas, test cells, and reactor bays.

From a corporate standpoint, we are still able to drive and/or fly (when required) to areas allowed under the country’s current restrictions. However, we understand that many of you are restricting access to sites to essential personnel only. We are confident that we can cost effectively develop blast models for our clients with tried and true technologies: 3D CAD, laser scans, Google Earth imagery, drone footage, and video chats. Even before COVID-19, our professionals have been using these technologies to conduct studies in situations where site visits were not possible (greenfield sites, remote locations, etc.) using a variety of tools.

While developing blast models from aerial images and photographs is an approximate approach, and not as precise as a site visit, it allows us to begin working with you now to meet your project schedule and revise some of the conservatism at a later time with an in-field verification if needed.

We are all in this together. Everyone across the globe (individuals, families, companies, countries, etc.) is going through a stressful time… and we are finding ways to make things work.  BakerRisk is here for you and will continue to do what we can to keep your employees safe and your facilities running.

Darren working remotely from a tiny desk; aerial imaging enables 3D zoning of facility congestion and confinement.
From the smallest of desk spaces, Darren makes it work at home – aerial imaging enables 3D zoning of facility congestion & confinement.
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