DNV GL acquires specialist in CFD for fire and explosion analysis, ComputIT
DNV GL, a global leader in oil and gas risk management software, has acquired ComputIT, a specialist independent company for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and R&D, the company said in its press release.
ComputIT develops unique high-end technology for simulating fires, explosions and gas dispersion. “This acquisition brings us world-leading capabilities in the CFD domain,” says Are F. Tjønn, CEO, DNV GL - Software. “Through this acquisition, we are strengthening our core, and we will add leading CFD analysis capabilities to our digital asset ecosystems, specifically for plants, pipelines and structures,” says Tjønn.
With its roots in the offshore sector, ComputIT has also served onshore oil and gas, power generation, chemical, transport, maritime, and construction industries. It has been engaged by governmental bodies for investigation of fire accidents.
ComputIT uses scientifically based models to solve industrial problems. The KFX™ suite of software tools, used globally for both design and operational analyses, is an advanced CFD code for flares, gas dispersion, fire and explosion simulation. It complements DNV GL’s world leading risk and consequence applications, such as Phast (process hazard analysis), Safeti (quantitative risk analysis), and Safeti Offshore (offshore safety).
ComputIT, was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway. ComputIT’s competence has been built up during a period of about 40 years of focused research, development and consultancy work within the field of turbulent flow and combustion, led by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) professor Bjørn F. Magnussen. The ComputIT software is used by industry worldwide.