GASP (Gas Accumulation over Spreading Pools)
GASP is a pool spread and vaporisation model that has been developed in association with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
GASP’s capabilities include:
- A unified model for wind driven vaporisation (evaporation) and boiling
- Pool spreading over smooth land, rough land and deep water
- Pool constraints (e.g. bunds)
- Effects of different ambient conditions such as air temperature, wind speed, humidity and solar flux
- Two-dimensional time-dependent heat conduction from the ground and convection from the atmosphere
GASP interfaces to ESR Technology’s gas dispersion model DRIFT for prediction of downwind effects.
Why choose GASP?
- Developed for the UK HSE, the model has undergone extensive verification and validation testing
- GASP is coded for speed and efficiency, producing reliable results in seconds
- Features a comprehensive graphical user interface and the ability to batch run multiple input files
- Highly customisable input and outputs. Includes support for user defined fluids, substrates, result tables and graphs.
Who uses GASP?
We have licensed GASP to a wide variety of organisations since its initial release in the 1990s. Typical users include:
- Safety and Risk Consultants
- Academic Institutions
GASP has been extensively tested and validated for use by the UK HSE including for liquid hydrogen and LNG releases: