Review of earthquake engineering of BASF fuel depots in Grenzach

Project overview

Depending on the substance being stored, fuel depots can present a significant risk in the event of an earthquake. In the German town of Grenzach, BASF commissioned a risk-based assessment of its fuel depots in order to identify any need for change and implement measures aimed at reducing the risk.

Our services

Strategic consulting of client in recording and evaluating earthquake risks, risk-based assessment of the earthquake performance of the fuel depots, calculation of tank behaviour in the event of an earthquake using simple to detailed 3-D models, evaluation of the adequacy of measures, project planning, cost estimation and supervision of earthquake retrofitting measures.

Expertise involved

Seismic design

Client

BASF Grenzach GmbH

Substructure of a flat-bottom tank/reinforced concrete support (left-hand image), anchoring of reinforced concrete supports for improved earthquake performance (right-hand image)