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After several months of development and testing, Phast/Safeti 8.6 is now available to our customers.
This new version brings some exciting improvements, none more so than the integration of CFD calculations for standalone pool fires in Phast using our KFX modelling code. This is the first step along a journey to have many more Phast-KFX integrations in future, such as for jet fires, dispersion and explosions.
Standard Phast licence holders will be able to run standalone pool fires using CFD for visualisation of radiation and temperature isosurfaces and isocontours in a 3D viewer. We have introduced a new Phast CFD geometry extension licence which allows 3D geometry models to be accounted for in the CFD calculations. This really is an exciting time as we look to bring CFD to our customers in the familiar, user-friendly Phast interface.
We recently ran a webinar highlighting these improvements and have published a short video to help you get started.
Continuing along the theme of Phast-KFX integration, we have also introduced a new Export to KFX option for the following Phast scenarios:
- Time varying leak
- User-defined source (leak)
- Location specific breach (for long pipelines)
This will export input and discharge data for those scenarios to a JSON file, ready for import into the upcoming KFX 3.6 release, where KFX licence holders will be able to carry out advanced CFD modelling.
We’ve made several other improvements, including a new jet fire model, particularly useful for hydrogen releases, and various modelling updates for dense or heavy gas releases.
The full list of improvements are highlighted in the release notes available on DNV's Customer Portal.
We hope you enjoy this exciting new version, and we appreciate any feedback that you have.
Author: James Pickles, Product Manager for Phast, Safeti and KFX