Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Failure

ESi analyzed the release of natural gas from a transmission pipeline that ruptured in a neighborhood of San Bruno, CA.  The rupture resulted in a massive jet fire that destroyed dozens of homes and resulted in eight fatalities.

ESi used state-of-the-art software to model the gas release rate and the resulting jet fire to match the fire shown in videos and the fire patterns observed after the fire was extinguished.  This computer model was then used to analyze various scenarios for closing valves to shut off the gas flow. 

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