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Impermeable Standards for the Concrete Bottom of Dikes for Crude Oil Storage Tanks
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 Title & Authors
Impermeable Standards for the Concrete Bottom of Dikes for Crude Oil Storage Tanks
Shin, Changhyun; Park, Jai Hak; Yoon, Junheon;
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 Abstract
The bottom of dikes must be kept impermeable to control hazardous chemicals spilled from storage tanks. Currently, insufficient related chemical control laws lead to a possibility to spread through the bottom. Generally, due to the high cost of installation and periodical maintenance, many businesses prefer to install the bottom with general concrete. But, since the impermeability of concrete is dependent on the kind of materials and chemical reaction, all concrete cannot be considered as impermeable material. Thus, it is necessary to make the installation standards of the dike bottom clear in order to avoid the argument over the impermeability and prevent the chemical accident. This study has suggested the standards of impermeable concrete by conducting 7-day exposure test to crude oil with the pilot dikes. The results have showed that the standards have the better impermeable performance compared with the germany standard, which have been penetrated at the maximum penetration depth of 1.9 cm. This study is expected to contribute to both the risk reduction of penetrating into the bottom and the cost reduction of spending to make the bottom of dikes impermeable.
 Keywords
dike;hazardous chemicals;handling facility;impermeable dike;impermeable concrete;
 Language
Korean
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