Relocation of Industrial Facilities Using Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT`S)

Author(s): Osama Bedair.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Engineering

Volume 8 , Issue 2 , 2014

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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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Year: 2014
Page: [82 - 94]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/1872212108666140924211606
Price: $58

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