Structural aspects of designing or evaluating petrochemical buildings for blast resistance, Perth

1 December, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

Find out more about blast resistant buildings.
Find out more about blast resistant buildings.

About this event

Petrochemical process plants in the Oil & Gas industry handle fuels and hydrocarbons that have the potential to cause accidental explosions. Although plants are designed to minimise the occurrence of such incidents making them relatively rare, when they do occur the consequences can be extremely severe involving the loss of human life, financial loss and possibly impacting public safety.

The presentation will share experience in the blast resistant design of new buildings and evaluation of existing ones. It will outline the considerations, principles, procedures and details involved in structural design and evaluation of buildings for blast overpressure effects.

Please arrive at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start – 7:30pm.

RSVP: To Francisco,


For event enquiries contact: Eric Grandinger – ICE WALA Events Coordinator

Event materials

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Francisco Davila

Francisco is a Principal Engineer experienced in developing and executing multi-stage EPC projects across different industries and locations. This includes in particular the development of seismic analysis, blast design, dynamic analysis for structures, foundation design, amongst others. He also has extensive construction experience in module yard fabrication, transportation and assembly of process modules used in major Petrochemical processing plants.