Survey of strong motion earthquake effects on thermal power plants in California with emphasis on piping systems. Volume 1, Main report

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Since 1982, there has been a major effort expended to evaluate the susceptibility of nuclear Power plant equipment to failure and significant damage during seismic events. This was done by making use of data on the performance of electrical and mechanical equipment in conventional power plants and other similar industrial facilities during strong motion earthquakes. This report is intended as an extension of the seismic experience data collection effort and a compilation of experience data specific to power plant piping and supports designed and constructed US power piping code requirements which have experienced strong motion earthquakes. Eight damaging (Richter Magnitude ... continued below

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Stevenson, J.D. November 1, 1995.

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Since 1982, there has been a major effort expended to evaluate the susceptibility of nuclear Power plant equipment to failure and significant damage during seismic events. This was done by making use of data on the performance of electrical and mechanical equipment in conventional power plants and other similar industrial facilities during strong motion earthquakes. This report is intended as an extension of the seismic experience data collection effort and a compilation of experience data specific to power plant piping and supports designed and constructed US power piping code requirements which have experienced strong motion earthquakes. Eight damaging (Richter Magnitude 7.7 to 5.5) California earthquakes and their effects on 8 power generating facilities in use natural gas and California were reviewed. All of these facilities were visited and evaluated. Seven fossel-fueled (dual use natural gas and oil) and one nuclear fueled plants consisting of a total of 36 individual boiler or reactor units were investigated. Peak horizontal ground accelerations that either had been recorded on site at these facilities or were considered applicable to these power plants on the basis of nearby recordings ranged between 0.20g and 0.5lg with strong motion durations which varied from 3.5 to 15 seconds. Most US nuclear power plants are designed for a safe shutdown earthquake peak ground acceleration equal to 0.20g or less with strong motion durations which vary from 10 to 15 seconds.

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INIS; OSTI as TI96003177

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  • Other: TI96003177
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6239-Vol.1
  • Report No.: ORNL/Sub--94-SD427/2/V1
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/146798 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 146798
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620510

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Stevenson, J.D. Survey of strong motion earthquake effects on thermal power plants in California with emphasis on piping systems. Volume 1, Main report, report, November 1, 1995; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620510/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.