Seismic Risk Analysis of LNG Storage Tanks
This paper presents an approach to the seismic safety review of existing LNG storage tanks. The approach considers the seismic hazards from ground motion, surface fault rupture, and soil...

Dynamic Tests of LNG Storage Tanks for Earthquake Analysis of Liquid-Tank-Pile-Soil Interaction
This paper presents a field test procedure for determining the dynamic properties of large liquid natural gas (LNG) storage tanks under operating conditions. Two methods of vibratory excitation...

Current Status of Flue GasDesulfurization in the United States
Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems have been in existence in the United States for only 17 years but they have made a tremendous impact in the operation of utility plants. At present,...

Coastal Protection Guidelines, Orange County, GA
As a result of coastal storms in the past several years the County of Orange (California) incurred large and unanticipated costs in providing emergency protection for private shorefront...

Irrigation and Groundwater Quality in the South
Impact of irrigation trend, water table fluctuations, crop management, and tillage systems on groundwater quantity and quality of the southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina)...

A Digester Gas Cogeneration Plant at EBMUD
Final testing and start-up of a 4. 3 MW digester gas cogeneration plant has been completed and full-time operation begun at the EBMUD Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oakland, California....

Hydropower on a Wastewater Plant Outfall: Point Loma Hydro Project
The plant is on a bluff 90 feet above the Pacific Ocean where the primary treated effluent is discharged through a 2-mile-long (3. 2 kilometer) outfall pipeline. The head was previously...

Case Study—Wyre Wynd Hydroelectric Project
To combat rising energy costs, Southwire Company, a manufacturer of wire and cable products headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, began generating its own electrical power at the company's...

World's Largest SF6 Gas-Insulated Substation
The Itaipu hydroelectric powerplant is located on the Parana river which forms the border between Brazil and Paraguay. It will be the world's largest powerplant with an installed...

Analysis of Hydropower Cost Adjustments in the Southeast
This paper consists of: (1) an analysis of the current cost sharing for hydroelectricity production arrangements for the Federal projects currently classified as those whose electrical...

Changing Stability Criteria: Effect on Older Dams
Many of the dams on the Georgia Power Company system were designed and constructed in the early 1900's. Changes that have occurred in stability criteria since construction...

Gas Bubble Disease in Trout Below a Low Dam
Research and efforts to reduce nitrogen supersaturation which is affecting trout in the Bighorn River, Montana, below Yellowtail Afterbay Dam is described. Nitrogen supersaturation can...

Analysis of a Production Well Through Sediments Containing Gas Hydrates
In some of the petroleum reservoirs recently discovered north of the Arctic Circle, production wells extend through thick permafrost. Several authors have reported zones of gas hydrate...

Geotechnical Characteristics of Seafloor Sediments: Norton Sound, Alaska
During the past few years the USGS has been conducting studies in the northern Bering Sea aimed at identifying geologic and environmental conditions that may be hazardous to offshore resource...

Maintaining a Natural Gas Pipeline in Active Landslides
This paper deals with a pipeline section on both sides of Douglas Pass in west Colorado. Landslide activity in the area has been causing considerable problems and disruptions of the pipe...

Managing Major Transit Construction Projects
Building rapid transit systems is a regular and ongoing world wide occurrence. However, for cities initiating first time transit system development it is truly a unique experience. Initiating...

Rail Transit Construction Readiness: The Evolving MARTA Organization
A rail transit project is a complex undertaking involving thousands of people, expending millions of dollars and ultimately taking years to accomplish. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit...

An Ecosystem Approach to Watershed Management
An example is drawn from the Little River Research Watersheds near Tifton, Georgia. Riparian hardwood forests (low management) and upland agricultural fields (high management) are the...

Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Massive Hydraulic Fracturing Containment
The hydraulic fracturing containment problem is the subject of the present investigation. Unlike previous studies, the interface crack geometry with the correct crack tip singularity was...

Personal Computers and Stormwater Management Programs
Urban flooding and drainage problems are the result of complex interactions between natural and man-made systems. Comprehensive analysis of the hydrologic characteristics of these problems...

 

 

 

 

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