Making computational fluid dynamics easy

Historically, CFD is complex to use, resulting in lower adoption on projects and compromises on safety. 

The introduction of CFD to Phast reduces the barriers to entry. Scenarios are easy to setup, requiring no prior knowledge of CFD, and results are easy to interpret. 

Phast CFD extensions will provide users with the confidence to solve complex problems in a more intuitive and practical manner.

Phast CFD extension - computational fluid dynamics
Temperature contours from a pool fire

Modelling the impact of 3D surroundings

Two CFD extensions are available: Phast CFD pool fire and Phast CFD jet fire, with other CFD extensions under development. 

These extensions allow you to see the impact of three-dimensional surroundings (e.g. firewalls and obstructions), as well as wind direction and speed, which is useful especially when designing and proposing mitigation measures. The extensions provide results in the form of flame shapes, and temperature and radiation isosurfaces and isocontours in a rich, three-dimensional viewer.

Phast CFD extension - 3D modelling
Visualise the impact of 3D geometries

Phast CFD - pool fire extension

This extension supports detailed modelling of circular and rectangular-shaped pool fires, assuming immediate ignition of a pool fixed in size. 

Our customers use this for tank and bund design, escalation potential, emergency response preparedness and much more.

Phast consequence analysis
Modelling a tank roof pool fire

Phast CFD - jet fire extension

This extension supports detailed modelling of standalone jet fire scenarios based on jet source terms which can be calculated from pressure, temperature and hole size. 

Our customers use this for designing fire walls, determining radiation from a flare, layout design and much more.

Phast consequence analysis software
Modelling a jet fire on an offshore platform

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Pricing and licensing

Individual

Plans are available for local installation on your PC or pre-installed virtual machine. Access is available from 1 day to 1 year for one single user. These extensions require an active version of Phast 8.6 or newer.

 


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Network (Concurrent)

Recommended when there is need for multiple users at the same time. 

Access for multiple simultaneous users where the product license is installed on a network server and software installation on the individual user's machine. These extensions require an active version of Phast 8.6 or newer.

 


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Frequently asked questions

How do the Phast CFD extensions compare with KFX?

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The CFD calculations in Phast are powered by KFX, which means that the same scenario in Phast CFD and KFX will produce the same results. KFX, however, has some advanced features not available in Phast CFD.

What options are available if I don’t have a 3D model of my facility?

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You can create custom 3D objects (cuboid, cylinders) directly in Phast. Alternatively, there are third party solutions for creating your own 3D models.

Are the Phast CFD pool fire and jet fire extensions sold separately?

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Yes, they are as they are separate and independent extensions. You can purchase / lease one or both.

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