Title: Precast Concrete H-shaped Frames in Pipe Rack Structures
Author(s): Sebastián F. Vaquero, Carlos Salvatore, and Héctor Mackern
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 42-47
Keywords: beam, column, reinforcement, adapter
This article presents a case study of the design and construction of a pipe rack system in an operating petroleum refinery in Argentina. The rack is composed of stacked precast concrete H-frames and connecting beams. The H-frames act as the transverse load-resisting system and the connecting beams act as the longitudinal load-resisting system. The authors believe that this design can be easily adapted for other types of structures, including mid-rise buildings, parking structures, and piers.