Sub sea leak causing a catastrophic fire

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Sub sea leak causing big fire

A sub sea rupture that causes an oil and gas leak with initial leak rates about 30 kg/s and 50 kg/s respectively, is ignited at the living quarter of a North Sea platform. A pool is formed beneath the platform by the sub sea oil leak combined with combustible gas flowing up together with the oil. The leak rate is decaying with time and the duration of the fire is two hours. The focus for the analysis has been on personnel evacuation and design of escape routes.

The video shows KFX® simulation results. Unignited gas is seen as white/grey colour at the initial phase of the leakage. Note that the clock in the downright corner of the video has to be multiplied with ten to be correct.

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