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Title: Natural phenomena hazards design and evaluation criteria for Department of Energy Facilities

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an Order 420.1 which establishes policy for its facilities in the event of natural phenomena hazards (NPH) along with associated NPH mitigation requirements. This DOE Standard gives design and evaluation criteria for NPH effects as guidance for implementing the NPH mitigation requirements of DOE Order 420.1 and the associated implementation Guides. These are intended to be consistent design and evaluation criteria for protection against natural phenomena hazards at DOE sites throughout the United States. The goal of these criteria is to assure that DOE facilities can withstand the effects of natural phenomena such as earthquakes, extreme winds, tornadoes, and flooding. These criteria apply to the design of new facilities and the evaluation of existing facilities. They may also be used for modification and upgrading of existing facilities as appropriate. The design and evaluation criteria presented herein control the level of conservatism introduced in the design/evaluation process such that earthquake, wind, and flood hazards are treated on a consistent basis. These criteria also employ a graded approach to ensure that the level of conservatism and rigor in design/evaluation is appropriate for facility characteristics such as importance, hazards to people on and off site, andmore » threat to the environment. For each natural phenomena hazard covered, these criteria consist of the following: Performance Categories and target performance goals as specified in the DOE Order 420.1 NPH Implementation Guide, and DOE-STD-1 021; specified probability levels from which natural phenomena hazard loading on structures, equipment, and systems is developed; and design and evaluation procedures to evaluate response to NPH loads and criteria to assess whether or not computed response is permissible.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
200689
Report Number(s):
DOE-STD--1020-94-Chg-1
ON: DE96006649
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1996
Research Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ENERGY FACILITIES; DESIGN; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; US DOE; EARTHQUAKES; HAZARDS; WIND; FLOODS; STANDARDS; SEISMIC EFFECTS; GROUND MOTION; SHOCK ABSORBERS; SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS; EVALUATION; DYNAMIC LOADS; SAFETY; SPECIFICATIONS