Nonbuilding Structures and Nonstructural Components

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332575 - Update on ASCE Guidelines, 'Wind Loads for Petrochemical and other Industrial Structures', Third Edition

Friday, April 20
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 201C

The second edition of ASCE report “Wind Loads for Petrochemical and other Industrial Facilities” was published in 2011 and is one the bestselling ASCE publications. The first edition was published in 1997. Throughout the years, The ASCE Task Committee on Wind Induced Forces has received positive and constructive feedback on the helpfulness of this guideline in determining wind loads for petrochemical and other industrial facilities, as well as comments and suggestions of contents to be included.

The committee is currently updating the guidelines to incorporate recent changes in wind load provisions starting with ASCE 7-10 and will use ASCE 7-16 as its design basis with a two-year cycle effort of work. Some existing contents will be clarified and new contents will be added based on the comments and suggestions from the users.

The session will start with an introduction of our committee members, purpose and history of this report, and current planned work for the update. Next, mini-presentations (30 to 45 minutes total) will be provided to cover the following topics:
- Past performance of petrochemical and other industrial structures subjected to wind loads
- Common types of analyses used by practicing engineers in this industry
- Special considerations, such as LNG wind load design criteria
- Future research needs

Then, the committee members will spend 45 to 60 minutes as panelists to lead an interactive session with the audience using the practical example(s) in the guidance. Through those examples, we will address the common questions from users, recommendations from the committee, and future needs.

At least six members of this committee as listed below will be presenting and/or leading the audience discussions during this session:
i. Sam Amoroso – Forte & Tablada (Co-Chair)
ii. Paul Summers – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (Chair)
iii. Matt Brightman – ExxonMobil Research and Engineering (Secretary)
iv. James (Bob) Bailey – Exponent, Inc
v. Guzhao Li – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
vi. Silky Wong – Fluor Corporation
vii. Randy Wright – Wood Group Mustang, Inc
viii. Raj Prasad – Wood Group Mustang, Inc
ix. Rudy Mulia – Chevron
x. Steven Wu – Shell
xi. Carlos Ortega – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
xii. Nicholas Truong – Cheniere Energy, Inc

The preliminary concept of this session proposal was reviewed by the ASCE Energy Division Executive Committee Chair, Mr. Greg Soules in April 2017. Greg provided a positive response and encouraged our committee to submit a 90-min session proposal.

KEYWORDS

Wind loads; Pipe rack; Pipe bridges; ASCE 7; Structural engineer; Petrochemical; Industrial Facilities; Examples; Vessels; Open frame structures; performance; Wind load events; Case studies

Silky S. K Wong

Structural Engineer
Fluor Corporation

Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil and Structural Engineering with more than ten years of experience in both Oil & Gas and petrochemical industries. Proficient skills in the areas of: team leading, project quality assurance and improvement, project cost estimations, scheduling and controls, project procedure and specification development, subcontract management, and leaderships in sustainability and safety, and concrete and structural steel design. Well-developed writing, excellent presentation and communication skills which have led to successful business relationships. Specialized knowledge in wind and seismic design for both building and non-building structures, including industrial and modular structures, retaining walls, as well as retrofitting of piping, mechanical and electrical equipment. Exceptional experience in vibratory equipment foundation design and analysis. Active committee member of ASCE 7 and ASCE Petrochemical Wind Loads committees.

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Silky S. K Wong

Structural Engineer
Fluor Corporation

Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil and Structural Engineering with more than ten years of experience in both Oil & Gas and petrochemical industries. Proficient skills in the areas of: team leading, project quality assurance and improvement, project cost estimations, scheduling and controls, project procedure and specification development, subcontract management, and leaderships in sustainability and safety, and concrete and structural steel design. Well-developed writing, excellent presentation and communication skills which have led to successful business relationships. Specialized knowledge in wind and seismic design for both building and non-building structures, including industrial and modular structures, retaining walls, as well as retrofitting of piping, mechanical and electrical equipment. Exceptional experience in vibratory equipment foundation design and analysis. Active committee member of ASCE 7 and ASCE Petrochemical Wind Loads committees.

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Paul B. Summers

Senior Principal
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Mr. Summers has over 35 years of experience in analysis and design of buildings, structural components, and industrial facilities subjected to static, dynamic, blast, high wind, fire and seismic loadings. He is a registered professional and structural engineer, and has served on a number of committees charged with developing design and evaluation criteria for both new and existing facilities.

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Guzhao Li

Staff Consultant
SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER

Dr. Li is a registered civil and structural engineer with over 25 years of experience in structural analysis and design. He has been involved in the analysis, design, and evaluation of both new and existing blast-resistant structures in petrochemical facilities and the design and evaluation of onshore and offshore structures subjected to wind, wave, current, earthquake, and blast loads. Dr. Li has recently served on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Task Committees for Wind Load Design at Petrochemical Facilities and Blast-Resistant Design at Petrochemical Facilities. Dr. Li is familiar with structural design code and design specifications such as API RP2A, AISC 360, AISC 341, ACI 318, IBC, ASCE 7, NFPA 59A, etc.

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James (Bob) R. Bailey

Senior Managing Engineer, Director - Houston Office
Exponent, Inc

Dr. Bailey is a licensed Professional Engineer and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. For over 35 years, Dr. Bailey has served as a technical consultant, project manager, and researcher for private industry, universities, and government. As a Senior Managing Engineer in Exponent’s Building & Structures practice, he brings specialized expertise to areas related to wind engineering, construction materials, solid mechanics, dynamics, numerical analysis, structural analysis and design, and materials testing.

Dr. Bailey’s primary area of expertise is determining the risk exposure of residential, commercial, and industrial properties to hazards associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding. He has conducted hurricane risk assessments and developed mitigation programs for various types of health, industrial, educational, and offshore energy facilities. Over the past 20 years he has conducted field surveys to document storm damage in the aftermath of hurricanes Irene (1999), Charley (2004), Francis (2004), Katrina (2005), Rita (2005), Wilma (2005), Ike (2008), Sandy (2012), and Harvey (2017).

Dr. Bailey recently served as the Presiding Officer of a five member expert panel, appointed by the Texas Department of Insurance in 2013, whose purpose is to develop ways of determining whether a loss to TWIA-insured property was caused by wind, waves, or tidal surges. He is also a member of the ASCE 7-16 Wind Load Subcommittee. He is past Chair of the ASCE Petrochemical Wind Load Task Committee, and served on an API 4F sub-committee assigned to revise specifications and guidelines for determining wind loads on onshore and offshore drilling structures.

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Samuel D. Amoroso

Practice Manager
Forte and Tablada, Inc.

Sam Amoroso’s experience includes the analysis and design of bridges, buildings, and industrial structures, the assessment of hurricane risk, the specification of wind and flood hazard mitigation, and the investigation of structural damage due to hurricanes. He has served on the ASCE committees responsible for the guide publications, “Wind Loads for Petrochemical and Other Industrial Structures,” and “Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage.” Sam is an adjunct instructor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Lousiana State University and has also served on the Board of Directors for the Baton Rouge Branch of the ASCE.

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Matthew J. Brightman

Civil/Structural Engineer
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

Specialties: Blast Design, Downstream Petrochemical Facilities, Healthcare, Sports Architecture, Parking Garages, Commercial Office Buildings, Aviation; Licensed Structural Engineer: Texas, California, Nevada, Florida and Washington.
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Randall Wright

Lead Structural Engineer
Wood.

Randall L. Wright PE, SE, PMP is a Lead Structural Engineer with Wood in the Onshore Downstream sector. He served on the ASCE Task Committee on Wind-Induced Forces which authored the "Wind Loads for Petrochemical and Other Industrial Facilities" in 2011 and serves on the new ASCE Task Committee on Wind-Induced Forces. He has designed steel and concrete structures for U.S. petrochemical companies for the past 20 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1993 and his Masters of Science degree in Structural Engineering in 1995 from Auburn University. He is a licensed engineer in multiple states.

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Nicholas Truong

Engineer
Cheniere Energy

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Carlos A. Ortega

Structural Engineer
Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger

Dr. Ortega is a licensed professional engineer with over five years of experience in structural engineering analysis and design. He has industrial experience in the blast analysis and design of facilities in the oil and gas industry per ASCE specifications, design and evaluation of existing structures under normal environmental loads per IBC and ASCE specifications, analysis and design of movable drilling structures per API and ASCE specifications, and analysis and design of a wide variety of reinforced concrete structures for geotechnical and environmental purposes per ACI and AASHTO guidelines.

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