The Deflagration Load Generator (DLG) can produce shock waves with longer duration than HE loads and centrally peaked blast loads representative of large vapor cloud explosions (VCEs) that can occur at refining and chemical processing facilities.

The DLG takes data and lessons learned from component-level testing with the BakerRisk Shock Tube and combines those results with full-scale testing for a better holistic understanding of a building’s response as well as how individual components interact. This data is used to validate our advanced modeling techniques to accurately predict your building’s response. BakerRisk uses these advanced modeling techniques to sharpen the pencil and provide cost-effective design solutions you need to keep your personnel safe.

BakerRisk can provide you with a comprehensive suite of dynamic data to better understand:
  • Free-field and applied blast loading
  • Blast infiltration and shielding
  • Combined component and full-scale response
  • Internal debris hazards
  • Dynamic and permanent deflection

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Changes in Facility Siting Standards: API 752, 753, & 756

In industries where the daily risks of potentially catastrophic events, such as vapor cloud explosions, are a constant concern, there’s no room for compromise – inherently safer design principles, effective hazard identifications and analyses, and adherence to up-to-date industry standards aren’t just important, they’re essential. Since its establishment in 1919, the American Petroleum Institute (API)…