Design of re-locatable industrial facilities is a new concept that evolved over the past few years due to the significant
savings in project costs. Little guidelines are available in current codes of practice or in published literature to address
the engineering challenges encountered in relocating industrial facilities. The paper sheds light on the requirements
to design re- locatable structure. Industrial examples are also provided. A brief description is also given to illustrate the
characteristics of the Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) system. The engineering drawing requirements for the
relocation procedure are also discussed. Design guidelines are proposed for practicing engineers in order to develop reliable
relocation strategy. The paper also reviews engineering patents related to the subject.
Keywords: Modular steel design, numerical models, Oil and gas facilities, petrochemical facilities, SPMT’s, steel design.
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