HIGH CAPACITY PRECAST CONCRETE PILES AT THAMES REFINERY PROJECT

One of the largest pile-driving jobs on which high capacity precast reinforced concrete piles have been used in England has been that at the Thames Refinery project on Canvey Island, Essex. More than 8,000 piles (275 x 275 mm in cross-section) were driven by Balken Piling Ltd., of Derby to support six oil tanks each having a capacity of 83,300 m. The selected allowable load on the piles, 75 tons. (0.75 MN), was based on results from borings, soundings and pile load tests. This article describes the design, driving and control of the precast piles as well as load tests on piles installed with and without enlarged points. By means of a "telltale" system it was possible to separate the skin friction from the point resistance for some of the loaded piles. /Author/

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BROMS, B B
    • Badholms, C
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 19-23
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM