Space sector looks at reducing risk
Marex was asked to look at fire and explosion hazards associated with operations at a space launch site
We were invited by a company in the space sector to undertake consequence analysis modelling for the fire and explosion hazards associated with operations at a launch site in support of its case for safety.
The objectives of the study were as follows:
The quantitative modelling was performed using software tools to support the calculation and presentation of the physical effects from a range of loss of containment events.
Accident events modelled included the following:
This enabled the client to review the adequacy of the controls in place to mitigate the physical effects arising from a wide range of accident events, thereby allowing for a determination as to whether risks have been reduced to as low as reasonably practicable.