Open architecture modelling and simulation in process hazard assessment

Mordechai Shacham*, Neima Brauner, Michael B. Cutlip

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Dynamic modelling and simulation of a chemical process in emergency conditions is considered. Such modelling and simulation often requires rapid implementation of model changes by the process engineer followed by simulation runs. A simulator with an open architecture structure is presented where the model components (equations) are stored in an object-oriented form in a database, enabling rapid and easy modification of the model. A general-purpose numerical solver is used for solving the model and plotting the pertinent results. An example is presented, where the use of the proposed simulator enables a rapid identification of the right strategy to prevent development of runaway temperature conditions in a reactor. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-421
Number of pages7
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Issue number2-7
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2000
Event7th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering - Keystone, CO, USA
Duration: 16 Jul 200021 Jul 2000


  • Dynamic simulation
  • Open architecture
  • Process hazard analysis
  • Runaway reaction


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