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Anatomy of Surge Analysis for Industrial Firewater Systems

This paper will provide some guidance through the labyrinth of codes and often conflicting requirements that must be traversed in order to achieve a robust design.

March 07, 2015 By: Guest Author
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Systems Expansion Whilst Minimising Disruption to Existing Operations

The paper introduces systems expansion execution essentials, pre-enabling works and the controlled expansion process.

July 21, 2014 By: Siv Bhamra, Rail Systems and Integration Manager
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Emission Reduction by the Use of Supercritical CO2 Cycles

This paper examines the feasibility of power generation for a LNG Liquefaction facility and makes a comparison of such a system to traditional simple cycle gas turbines and combined cycle systems.

March 26, 2014 By: Cyrus B. Meher-Homji, Turbomachinery Technology Manager
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Water Conservation at Construction Project

This paper details the water conservation evaluation of alternatives and cost/benefit analysis based on current and predicted water usage for mine development projects.

June 04, 2013 By: Tami Haase, Environmental Consultant
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Random Vibration Theory-Based Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis

This paper presents an alternative approach of performing seismic soil structure interaction (SSI) analysis.

September 03, 2012 By: Farhang Ostadan, Earthquake Engineering Manager
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A New Modular Paradigm in Building Information Modeling

As a case study of this new approach we will look at Bechtel Civil’s Project Planning and Development (PPD) design for a new community in Angondje, Libreville, Gabon where 6,000 dwelling units using 21 different building types for a population of 30,000 people were produced.

April 07, 2012 By: Guest Author
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NEPA Compliance for Licensing a Nuclear Small Modular Power Plant

The National Environmental Policy Act (or NEPA), signed into law on January 1, 1970, requires that all federal agencies funding or permitting projects—including nuclear power plants—make those decisions in full consideration of the impact to the natural and human environment.

December 13, 2011 By: Guest Author
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Design of Immobilized Cell Bioreactors for Chemical Agent Hydrolysate Treatment

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is being constructed for demilitarization of chemical weapons stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo, Colorado.

November 28, 2011 By: Guest Author
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Thermo-Economic Analysis of Combined Cycle Based Liquefaction Plants

This paper will examine heat integrated combined cycle approaches applied to the ConocoPhillips Optimized Cascade® Process and will address both industrial and aeroderivative gas turbines.

March 23, 2011 By: Farhang Ostadan, Earthquake Engineering Manager