FOR YOUR DIARY: Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) - 78th technical meeting

Published:  31 January, 2014

Dispersion and explosion characteristics of large vapour clouds (Buncefield explosion mechanism JIP - Phase 2): one-day event in London, 4th March 2014.

The meeting takes place at Broadway House, Tothill Street, SW1H 9NQ, London (and via live webcast). It will be replicated 5th March in Aberdeen (Copthorne Hotel). 


  • Background and Summary of Project Objectives Pol Hoorelbeke - TOTAL Refining & Chemicals
  • Vapour Cloud Formation Graham Atkinson - HSL
  • Effect of Vegetation on Vapour Cloud Explosions: Medium Scale Experiments Kees van Wingerden - Gexcon
  • Effect of Vegetation on Vapour Cloud Explosions: Full Scale Experiments Mike Johnson and Dan Allason - DNV GL
  • Effect of Vegetation on Vapour Cloud Explosions: Modelling Kees van Wingerden – Gexcon
  • Explosion Characteristics of Large Shallow Vapour Clouds Mike Johnson and Dan Allason - DNV GL
  • Structural Response of Simple Objects to Vapour Cloud Detonations Bassam Burgan and Anqi Chen - SCI
  • Summary of Key Findings Jonathan Puttock – Shell Projects and Technology

For more information visit or contact Jane Burrell at SCI: T: +44 (0) 1344 636 525 E:

Please note that FABIG offers a 20% discount to JOIFF members who are not FABIG members.

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