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DAMAGE TO OIL REFINERIES FROM MAJOR EARTHQUAKES

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00459482

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American Society of Civil Engineers

345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017-2398 USA

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/07339445

Abstract:

Some typical oil refinery and refinery type equipment are described, and direct earthquake effects are summarized. The structural damage data for 11 different earthquakes in California, Alaska, Japan, Nicaragua, and Greece are tabulated. The data reveals that the extent of the damage to various plants can differ considerably from a given earthquake to earthquake. However some patterns are recognizable and are briefly summarized. It is concluded that with the notable exception of the tanks, the components of an oil refinery perform well. Damage to production facilities is minor. Damage to storage is severe and indicates the need to upgrade their performance.

Supplemental Notes:

Technical Notes.

Report/Paper Numbers:

ASCE Paper 20658

Corporate Authors:

American Society of Civil Engineers

345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017-2398 USA

Authors:

Neilsen, R
KIREMIDJIAN, A S

Pagination:

p. 1481-91

Publication Date:

1986-6

Serial:

Journal of Structural Engineering

Volume: 112
Issue Number: 6
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISSN: 0733-9445
Serial URL: http://ascelibrary.org/loi/jsendh

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References (10) ; Tables

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Subject Areas:

Design; Geotechnology; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Terminals and Facilities; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure

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Created Date:

Nov 30 1986 12:00AM

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