The Columbia Pacific Bio Refinery is looking to upgrade their existing pier with a new pipeline in order to allow for dual product distribution. The refinery is located on the banks of the Columbia River and is used as an ethanol producing and distributing port. Due to the ideal location for distribution to West coast and Asian marketplaces, the owners of the refinery also plan to distribute crude oil from the facility in the future. Collins Engineers have tasked Team 14 to assess the loading and conditions on site to develop a design for a new pipeline trestle, which will distribute both products for a lifespan of 50 years. The trestle has been designed to meet the clients need for a larger distribution system, while resisting impacts from seismic activity in the region. Team 14 has proposed a new trestle design, with four separate trestle segments that follow the outline of the existing pier, supported by a series deep foundation piles. The new trestle allows for the most direct path to essential loading points on the pier, while offering optimum support against relevant seismic activity in the region based on design classifications.
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Event Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE)
Department Civil and Environmental Engineering (ISE)