Advanced method on Risk Assessment

Dear students,
You are kindly invited to attend a lecture organized by the SPE Italian section:

Advanced method on Risk Assessment

given by Massimiliano Lino – TEA Sistemi

The event will be held on Wednesday, 19th February 2014, 5:00 PM (Milan-time) via webinar at the DIATI.

Please confirm your presence by sending an e-mail to not later than Wednesday, 19th February 2014, 12.00 AM. The confirmation mail should have as subject: ‘participation to SPE lecture’ and in the body your name and student ID.


In risk analysis of complex industrial plants, in particular offshore platforms, it can be useful or even necessary to use different CFD tools, depending on the specific requirements. The choice of the proper CFD tool depends on various aspects, such as the specific requirements of the Client (derived from internal methodologies or national and international regulations), the type of analysis (probabilistic explosion analysis, multi-phase analysis, etc.), the internal know-how, the licence costs and the time required to perform the simulations.

An example of how different tools can be used within the same project, is the risk assessment of a gas production platform in the North Sea. This type of geometries are characterized by a lot of equipment as piping, valves, wellheads and they are typically provided of a blast wall to protect temporary refuges. This produces very complex flow field inside the decks and increases the consequences and the occurrence probability in case of dispersion, fire and explosions.

CFD codes are useful in the risks assessment when the geometry cannot be omitted or approximated to understand in details the flow path inside the modules or near the platform. Some examples of analysis performed in this context are the helideck operability assessment, the analysis of flow paths inside the modules, the explosion analysis and the smoke dispersion analysis.


Lino achieved a Master degree in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2010. He carried out a collaboration with the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2011. He joined TEA Sistemi in September 2011. His main activities in the society involve fluid dynamics system characterization and R&D projects aimed at improving the performances of process equipment. He has a good expertise of Computational Fluid Dynamics tools, mainly geared toward multiphase flow phenomena and gas dispersions. Currently, Lino is CFD Engineer at the branch office of TEA Sistemi in Milano. Lino issued technical papers and presentations about Flow Path analysis and Gas dispersion in complex environments.

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