Vol. 12 3, 2022 p 230 - 238


Article name, authors, abstract and keyword


Assessment of retaining walls stability in case of emergency loss of tank carriage containment

Alexander E. Gonchar a, Vladislav N. Slepnev a, Maxim . Liplenko a

a The Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a Sevastopolsky Prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation

DOI: 10.28999/2541-9595-2022-12-3-230-238

Abstract: Research in the field of improving the system of forecasting accidents on the territory of tank farms for the storage of oil and oil product pipelines is of undoubted importance for solving the tasks of ensuring the safe operation of fuel and energy complex facilities. In this regard, the authors set a goal to develop a methodology for predicting the consequences of accidents at tank farms using numerical modeling of tank failure. This article, reflecting one of the stages of this work, presents a method for calculating the bearing capacity of retaining walls of tank carriage when exposed to a wave of oil (petroleum products) due to the destruction of the tank. The calculations are carried out by the finite element method and provide for the determination of loads from the hydrodynamic impact of breakthrough wave on the enclosing (retaining) walls of tank carriage. A scheme has been developed that makes it possible to predict the development of an emergency situation at tank farm and, based on assessment of hydrodynamic loads and stability of retaining wall, determine the sufficiency of existing measures to localize the accident and mitigate the consequences of the spill, the feasibility of developing additional measures for this purpose (installation of counter forts, formation of earth filling).

Keywords: tanks, tanks for storage of oil, oil products and oil gases, tank farm, tank fracture, quasi-sudden fracture, oil spill, retaining wall, industrial safety of hazardous production facilities

For citation:
Gonchar A. E., Slepnev V. N., Liplenko M. . Assessment of retaining walls stability in case of emergency loss of tank carriage containment. Science & Technologies: Oil and Oil Products Pipeline Transportation. 2022;12(3):230238. https://doi.org/10.28999/2541-9595-2022-12-3-230-238

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