Author: Derek Slovenec, Ph.D., Senior Engineer I
Aboveground storage tanks are susceptible to damage from many factors, including environmental loads, process upset conditions, strength reduction due to metal loss, tank settlement, or some combination thereof. This damage often manifests as buckling of the tank shell, which is thin relative to its large surface area.
Authors: Joel Andreani, Senior Vice President of Consulting Engineering, Principal Engineer II Derek Slovenec, Ph.D., Senior Engineer I
Aging or deteriorating structures, foundations, and other infrastructure cost U.S. businesses billions of dollars each year. Problems with structures and foundations are often a result of design flaws, construction defects, deteriorating conditions, extreme environmental events, and/or changes in applied loads.
Read the Q&A between Joel Andreani and Derek Slovenec to learn more about implementing an effective Structural Integrity program.