Consequence Modelling Techniques Online Training Series

Date From: 06 November 2018
Date To: 15 November 2018
Location: Worldwide
Description: This new online course will help you understand a range of consequence modelling techniques, including their advantages and limitations.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Online course
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534496
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This new online course will help you understand a range of consequence modelling techniques, including their advantages and limitations. You’ll learn how to define the possible outcomes of hazardous material release and the impact of hazards on people, environment and property.

This four-module course will also demonstrate how to define source terms, discuss different approaches to consequence modelling and regulatory requirements for consequence modelling.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will understand:

• how to identify a set of major accident scenarios on a facility handling hazardous materials
• which types of models available for different scenarios and which are appropriate at different stages of plant design or operation
• the limitations of the various model types
• how to define the possible outcomes of hazardous material release eg fire, explosions and toxic effects
• the requirements for modelling these hazards
• the possible impact of hazards on people, the environment and property
• the importance of defining source terms (initial conditions), including uncertainty
• regulatory requirements for consequence modelling

Who will benefit

Project and plant managers, safety managers on COMAH sites responsible for preparing safety reports and interpreting modelling results, professionals using consequence models and/or their results and want further guidance on the bases, validity and uses of modelling or those new to the field of process safety who need to understand the potential scale of accidents and the consequences.

What's included in the series?

  • four 60-minute sessions
  • text Q&A with the trainer
  • three digital recordings for your personal use
  • digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes  

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each module
  • choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all

Course outline

  • Module 1: And introduction to consequence modelling
    • definitions
    • reasons for modelling consequences
    • models required
    • models output examples
    • Q&A and FAQs
  • Module 2: Vulnerability and defining the source terms
    • vulnerability (thermal relation - overpressures - toxic dose)
    • concept of model
    • modelling the source
    • basic hazard identification
    • Q&A and FAQs
  • Module 3: Dispersion modelling
    • dispersion
    • transition between models
    • Q&A and FAQs
  • Module 4: How to interpret the output of the consequence modelling
    • explosions
    • fire modelling
    • pool fires
    • uses of results - uncertainties - regulator requirements
    • Q&A and FAQs

Online training schedule - each module approximately 60 minutes

  • Module 1: 6 November 2018 - 09:00 GMT
  • Module 2: 8 November 2018 - 09:00 GMT
  • Module 3: 13 November 2018 - 09:00 GMT
  • Module 4: 15 November 2018 - 09:00 GMT


Full course (4 modules): £235 + VAT (available as recordings)


The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 

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You are advised to join the online training session at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

Want to purchase for multiple users?

Our 'broadcast fee' options allows you to run this course for up to 10 delegates at a significantly reduced price. Contact us for more information at


Peter Waite FIChemE, Director, Astrid Consulting

Peter is a Professional Process Safety Engineer, FIChemE, Chartered Engineer, scientist and mathematician with over 30 years’ experience in risk, safety, environmental and engineering consultancy.

He has worked on hundreds of projects for a wide variety of clients including The World Bank, National and State Government Departments, Local Authorities and public agencies (HSE, EA, Fire Services). In addition, he has worked for global energy companies, national oil companies, independents, drilling companies, chemical companies, mining companies and engineering design contractors.

Duration for CPD recording purposes: 1 hour per module.

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