Oil Industry – Risk Analysis of Product Spillage, Environmental and HSE Requirements

Liquid Storage Facility – Risk Analysis of Product Spillage, Environmental and HSE Requirements

  • Assessment of the extent and effects of fuel flooding arising from potential failures associated with bulk liquid storage;
  • Review of site constraints and COMAH reports to inform the selection of modelled failure mechanisms; Preparation of dynamic 3D site models ranging from a few hundred metres in size to over 100 hectares;
  • High resolution graphical visualisation of existing and proposed development areas;
  • Usage of topographical survey, LiDAR data and stereo photogrammetry to produce highly accurate and fully coordinated elevation models;
  • Incorporation of 3D models of storage tanks, access tunnels, buildings, walls, chambers and drainage networks;
  • Preparation of high resolution 3D site models incorporating below ground drainage networks, variable infiltration and surface roughness;
  • Review of historical site drainage and consolidation with known existing drainage;
  • 3D real-time simulations of the likely impact of fuel flooding events;
  • Modelling of failure scenarios ranging from road tanker spillages to accidental overfilling and full tank failures;
  • Production of high definition videos and time-slice drawings for the modelled flow scenarios with associated areas and volumes;
  • Determine on and off-site overland flow routes, primary boundary breaches, critical nodes, catchment areas and detailed fluid depth maps;
  • A wide area analysis which includes watercourses, aquifers and other sensitive receptors;
  • Recommendations for secondary and tertiary containment;
  • Preparation and re-modelling of potential strategies to mitigate fuel flood events
  • Detailed design of bunds, storage ponds, walls and improvements to underground drainage networks;

Working within the aviation fuel storage and transportation industry, our methodology facilitates the understanding of the risks and likely effects arising from potential failures of product storage infrastructure.
Our work can help inform the safety procedures and disaster response strategies for highly sensitive sites ranging from small storage depots to key distribution complexes.

We use the latest versions of the industry standard Civil 3D, TUFLOW, SME, XP Storm MapInfo, QGiS and Windes to build intelligent and highly dynamic 3D models for use in our simulations.