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Development of innovative devices for seismic protection of petrochemical facilities

Objective

The objective is to reduce the seismic risks at petrochemical facilities through the development and application of new anti-seismic devices to critical structures such as cylindrical/spherical tanks and non-ductile concrete frames.
The new devices would solve specific issues such as:
1) lack of isolation systems independent from the mass associated to liquid level inside tanks;
2) lack of low-cost, light weight new isolators;
3) "compensation" of high displacements of an isolated structure, to avoid piping overstresses;
4) criticality of non-ductile concrete frames. The new devices will be mass-independent isolators, fibre-reinforced rubber isolators and antiseismic flexible joints. They will be manufactured and studied through analyses and tests, both in full scale and on mock-ups.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO GIACINTO MOTTA SPA
Address
Via Pastrengo, 9
24068 Seriate
Italy

Participants (7)

FIP INDUSTRIALE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Scapacchio 41
35030 Selvazzano Dentro (Padova)
HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A.
Greece
Address
17Th Km National Road Athens-patras
19300 Asprpyrgos
INSTITUTE OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Austria
Address
Peter Jordan Strasse 82
1190 Wien
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Martiri Di Monte Sole 4
40129 Bologna
IWKA BALG- UND KOMPENSATOREN GMBH
Germany
Address
Lorenzstrasse
76288 Stutensee
MMI ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Foregate Street, Grosvenor Court 5/7
CH1 1HG Chester
PRINCIPIA INGENIEROS CONSULTORES S.A.
Spain
Address
94,Velasquez 94
28006 Madrid