REVIEW ARTICLES: Session VI: Structures

Effect of Aging on the Seismic Performance of Petrochemical Facilities

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Gayle S. Johnson

EQE International, 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3200, San Francisco CA 94104

Appl. Mech. Rev 46(5), 217-219 (May 01, 1993) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3120340 History: Online April 29, 2009


This paper discusses the effects of aging of petrochemical facilities with regard to the impact on seismic performance. Examples of typical construction and serious concerns are presented. Requirements in evaluation and retrofits are discussed. A comparison is made with the current state-of-practice in offshore platforms and nuclear power plants.

Copyright © 1993 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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