How Vertical Vessels Are Vertical vessels are structures which contain and usually process fluids and span more in the vertical direction. Many will be familiar with the fractionating column used in refineries, but this is only one of the many shapes of vertical vessels. During the design of connection bolts and foundation, the wind load… Read More Onshore Structural Design – Computer Aided Design of Vertical Vessel Support
What Horizontal Vessels Are Horizontal vessels are structures which contain and usually process fluids and span more in the horizontal direction. This class of vessels can be further characterized into two broad categories; horizontal vessels and heat exchangers. Heat exchangers are different from horizontal vessels in general by the dynamic manner with which they operate.… Read More Onshore Structural Design – Computer Aided Design of Horizontal Vessel Support
The Trainery in conjunction with SUNYOM and Catchment of Resources presents a 5 day workshop titled “Civil Engineering Design for Broad Implementation – Applying Emerging Best Practices”… High points of the training include: project management, onshore structural design, structural analysis and hands-on use of computer applications. Date: 20th to 25th of May 2021 at the… Read More Civil Engineering Design for Broad Implementation – Applying Emerging Best Practices
The structural design of onshore facilities is intricate due to the dependence of the structural engineer on experience, past projects, several internal/external stakeholders for parameters for the design and different codes of practice. For example, if an engineer is to design a vertical vessel, they will require the weight, wind load, bolt positions and size… Read More Onshore Structural Design – How to Design Each Facility Feature
There are a number of civil and structural engineers who have attempted to work in the power, petrochemical or even the oil industry without success. They usually find themselves to be unqualified due to the specialist nature of the structural engineering approach in the sector. Some reasons young engineers do not have the requisite skills… Read More Onshore Structural Design – What is it all about?
Bearings are support items used in absorbing the stress effects from a bridge or building structure. Elastomeric bearings fall under bridge bearings, and there are a wide variety of these used for various applications. There are a lot of bridge bearings that are similar to these, such as neoprene bearings and laminated elastomeric bearings, and… Read More Bearing Supports on Structures – Simple Design and Uses of Elastomeric Bearing
Earthquake load is one of the least talked about effects in structural engineering classes in Nigeria and probably many other countries in Africa. Although there are codes of practice which provide standards and recommendations, this aspect still remains a mystery to a number of civil engineers. This is due in part to the fact that… Read More Earthquake Analysis on a Structure – A Simplified Analysis Approach