ESTIMATING PRODUCTION AND REPAIR EFFORT IN BLAST-DAMAGED PETROLEUM REFINERIES
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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The report details a method for estimating surviving petroleum refinery capability and repair effort needed to restore production capability following exposure to selected blast overpressures. The method addresses information required for post-attack decision areas. The results should facilitate decisions of which refineries should be restored and to what degree, based on products needed and repair effort available. The many variations inherent in petroleum refining have been reduced to readily usable numbers the total U.S. refineries are classified by six refinery types crude oils are grouped into three major types and three specialty types refining processes are typified by the 16 most prominent all refinery equipment is represented by 25 items most vital to process operation, most susceptible to blast damage, and requiring largest labor input for repair and petroleum products are represented by seven major groups. In this context the method of estimating refinery production capability and repair requirements is detailed, and the application of the method to any individual refinery is illustrated.
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