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Title: Method for constructing a lined underground cavity by underreaming, grouting, and boring through the grouting

Abstract

A method is described for constructing a lined underground cavity. The process includes the steps of securing a casing in a borehole by grouting, underreaming the casing, filling the underreamed region with additional grouting, and then drilling through and underreaming the added grouting, thereby forming a room having a lining formed of the grouting. By using a structurally strong grouting that is impervious to water, the resulting room is waterproof and is suitable for on-site storage of an atomic device and its associated equipment prior to an underground atomic event. Such cavities also have other uses; for example, the cavities may be made very deep and used for storage of various fluids such as natural gas storage. (5 claims)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5863870
Patent Number(s):
3559409
Assignee:
US Atomic Energy Comm TUL; EDB-82-037529
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 24 Jun 1969
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; STORAGE FACILITIES; CONSTRUCTION; CEMENTS; EXPLOSIVE STIMULATION; GROUTING; LINERS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; WELL CASINGS; WELL COMPLETION; WELL DRILLING; BUILDING MATERIALS; DRILLING; ENERGY SOURCES; EXPLOSIONS; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; MATERIALS; STIMULATION; STORAGE; WELL STIMULATION; 035000* - Natural Gas- Storage- (1989-)

Citation Formats

Johnson, W.H. Method for constructing a lined underground cavity by underreaming, grouting, and boring through the grouting. United States: N. p., 1971. Web.
Johnson, W.H. Method for constructing a lined underground cavity by underreaming, grouting, and boring through the grouting. United States.
Johnson, W.H. Tue . "Method for constructing a lined underground cavity by underreaming, grouting, and boring through the grouting". United States.
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title = {Method for constructing a lined underground cavity by underreaming, grouting, and boring through the grouting},
author = {Johnson, W.H.},
abstractNote = {A method is described for constructing a lined underground cavity. The process includes the steps of securing a casing in a borehole by grouting, underreaming the casing, filling the underreamed region with additional grouting, and then drilling through and underreaming the added grouting, thereby forming a room having a lining formed of the grouting. By using a structurally strong grouting that is impervious to water, the resulting room is waterproof and is suitable for on-site storage of an atomic device and its associated equipment prior to an underground atomic event. Such cavities also have other uses; for example, the cavities may be made very deep and used for storage of various fluids such as natural gas storage. (5 claims)},
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