WIT Press

Seismic Evaluation And Retrofit Of Two California Oil Refineries

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990781

Volume

41

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

1,273 kb

Author(s)

P.B. Summers & L.C. Wesselink

Abstract

This paper describes the seismic hazard mitigation program implemented by Chevron USA Products Company at their two major California refineries, each having a production capacity of over 250,000 bbls of oil daily. A brief historical background of the program inception is presented. Understanding the political and economic impacts of publishing a report outlining potential seismic deficiencies at a major industrial facility is critical to the success of implementing a seismic hazard mitigation program. The paper's technical focus is to describe the walkthrough process of identifying "critical structures" for further analytical review and to present som

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