Seismic Design Guide for Natural Gas Distributors

by Peter W. McDonough,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0105-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0105-5 (ISBN-10), 1995, Soft Cover, Pg. vi, 96
22 cm
Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) Monograph 9
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This monograph presents an overview of the sources and geographical distribution of earthquakes, identifies earthquake hazards, and gives the implications of these hazards to gas distribution systems. Past earthquake performance of gas systems is reviewed and lessons learned from system performance are identified. The steps needed to implement a formal earthquake preparedness program are discussed along with the critical issues that must be addressed in such a plan. Finally, a simpler approach to developing an earthquake mitigation program is presented which focuses on critical impacts of earthquakes on gas distribution systems.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Seismic design | Natural disasters | Geohazards | Seismic tests | Non-renewable energy | Natural gas


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