Equipment Support Systems in Blast Resistant Structures
BOOKER ASSOCIATES INC ST LOUIS MO
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One of the often overlooked elements in the design of a structure to resist the effects of an accidental detonation of high explosives is the mounting and support of the wide range mechanical and electrical equipment installed in the facility. This paper addresses the techniques that should be considered in the mounting of mechanical and electrical equipment and, in particular, will address specific designs which have been utilized in buildings with multiple bays where a detonation in one bay could effect an adjacent bay. In such a facility, the detonation of a high explosive material in one bay could cause injury to personnel and loss of the use of the adjacent bay in spite of the fact that the structure is designed to protect personnel and equipment in those adjacent bays.
- Hygiene and Sanitation
- Safety Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology