New ASCE Publication Provides Safety Recommendations for New and Existing Petrochemical Facilities
Reston, Va. – Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical and Other Industrial Facilities, Third Edition, provides practical recommendations affecting the safety of new and existing petrochemical and other industrial facilities during and following an earthquake.
In the area of new design, this book emphasizes the interpretation of building codes’ intent and gives practical guidance on design details and considerations, which are not included in building codes. For existing facilities, evaluation methodologies based on experience from past earthquakes are presented with methods to address seismic vulnerabilities not covered by building codes.
This updated edition will be a valuable resource for structural design engineers, local building authorities, and operating company personnel responsible for establishing seismic design and construction procedures at petrochemical and other large industrial facilities.
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