Earthquake retrofitting

Good seismic retrofitting begins with a thorough review of the existing structure. Our aim is to adapt existing facilities to the applicable earthquake regulations and thus increase their safety.

Our focus

  • Optimization of support concepts (minimization of supports and thus minimization of hardware)
  • Reorganization concept for the pipework and component supports (new construction, conversion, elimination)
  • Planning and construction supervision of hardware measures

Verification and documentation

  • Mathematical verification of all pipe systems
  • Structural analysis of the pipe supports
  • Proof of stability of components (tanks and pumps)
  • Verification of structural connection loads (anchor bolt verification)
  • Strength verification of the pipe penetrations through the containment vessel
  • Proof of function of the valves
  • Preparation of drawings, parts lists and VPUs