seismic News

  • Application of seismic support hanger

    The anti-seismic support and hanger is according to the compulsory provisions of Article 3.7.1 of GB50011-2001 "Code for Seismic Design of Buildings" (2008 Edition): "Non-structural components, including non-structural components of buildings and mechanical and electrical equipment attached to buildings, themselves and their structural entities The facilities for the connection, which should be ...


    By Himoer Engineering Co. Ltd

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects

    A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies ...

  • Anti-seismic bracket acceptance GB GB

    At present, I have passed the earthquake-resistant bracket industry, and I am still in the initial stage. Many relevant GB national standards have not been perfected. According to the national standard “Building Seismic Design Code” GB50011-2010, Article 13.4.3 and “Building Electromechanical Engineering Seismic Design Specification” GB.003.1-2014, Section 3.1.3 are ...


    By Himoer Engineering Co. Ltd

  • Lab Impex confirms CAM performance under seismic conditions

    Laboratory Impex Systems in alliance with qualification test experts Trac ,recently performed a further qualification procedure on their SmartCAM AB+ (Continuous Air Monitor) to demonstrate its physical integrity and functionality when subjected to simulated Seismic conditions. The Testing was carried out at the highly regarded Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, Bristol University. The ...

  • Silixa to present at the Sixth EAGE Workshop on Passive Seismic in Muscat, Oman on 31 January – 3 February, 2016

    Mahmoud Farhadiroushan, Silixa’s CEO, will be presenting on Detection of Seismic and Microseismic Events Using Distributed Acoustic Sensor (DAS) in the "New Technologies, New Approaches" session on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, at 08:40 hrs. The presentation will detail examples of seismic and microseismic event detection using ...


    By Silixa Ltd

  • U.K. to resume fracking for shale gas - new controls set

    British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey has announced that exploratory hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas can resume in the UK, subject to new controls to mitigate the risks of seismic activity. Shale gas represents a promising new potential energy resource for the UK, said ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ongoing Passive Seismic Tomography Project in Bokhtar PSC area, Tajikistan

    Ongoing Passive Seismic Tomography Project... We are very proud to announce that Seismotech Geophysical Solutions has been awarded the biggest Passive Seismic Tomography project that has ever been launched. BOC – a joint venture of Total SA, CNPC and Tethys Petroleum Ltd, operating in the Republic of Tajikistan– has assigned to Seismotech Geophysical Solutions a ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Seismic Calculations–What Are They and When Are They Needed–Quick Tanks Tech Topic 1, April 2016

    Seismic calculations are used to calculate leg & saddle support strength for vessels during earthquakes. Seismic Calculations are needed when: Specification requires seismic calculations Federal or State requirement Project is going into a hospital, federal facility or heavy industrial facility. Quick ...


    By Quick Tanks, Inc.

  • Australian Earthquake/Seismic Conference 2016

    SAVTEK exhibited SYSCOM seismic and ground vibration monitoring solutions at the joint Australian Earthquake Engineering Society/Asian Seismological Commission Conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre on the 25th to 27th of November 2016. The SYSCOM dam and building/structures seismic monitoring units were displayed, as well as the SYCOM MARMOT units which is the leading seismic shutdown ...


    By SAVTek Pty Ltd.

  • Where to use anti-seismic hangers

    According to the national standard GB50981-2014 “Earthquake Design Code for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering of Buildings” issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2015, the design and use of seismic support hangers are clearly defined. The implementation of the standard from August 1, 2015 also means that the construction of mechanical and electrical ...


    By Himoer Engineering Co. Ltd

  • Preventing Human-Caused Earthquakes

    While the earthquake that rumbled below Colorado’s eastern plains May 31, 2014, did no major damage, its occurrence surprised both Greeley residents and local seismologists. To some Greeley residents, the magnitude 3.2 earthquake felt like a large truck hitting the house. The earthquake happened in an area that had seen no seismic activity in at least four decades, according to ...

  • Update from the Field: Early Summer Activities

    AltaRock staff have been busy planning and organizing for the summer field season, testing field equipment and getting the Newberry EGS Demonstration site ready to roll. Welcome to new staff: AltaRock Energy recently welcomed Todd Kjellesvik, Project Facilitator, to the Newberry EGS Demonstration. Todd will be working in the field and from the Bend office to keep the Newberry field activities ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • New controls announced for shale gas exploration in the UK

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey today announced that exploratory hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas can resume in the UK, subject to new controls to mitigate the risks of seismic activity. Mr Davey said: “Shale gas represents a promising new potential energy resource for the UK. It could contribute significantly to our energy security, reducing our reliance on ...

  • Comments sought on recommendations from independent experts on shale gas and fracking

    DECC will today publish an independent expert report  recommending measures to mitigate the risks of seismic tremors from hydraulic fracturing - and is inviting public comment on its recommendations. An effective monitoring system and a traffic light control regime are among measures recommended by the report, which has reviewed a series of studies commissioned by Cuadrilla, and confirms ...

  • The risks of CO2 leakage through submarine ‘chimneys’

    NOC scientists are playing a key role investigating the risks of leaks from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage reservoirs situated under the seabed. Researchers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work with academics at the University of Southampton, who are leading the project, and the University of Edinburgh to better understand the risks involved in the storage of CO2 in depleted oil ...

  • Earthquake model could help reduce risks in Middle East

    A detailed database of active seismic faults in the Middle East, and a model that maps earthquake risk and evaluates mitigation strategies, were presented by scientists at The Seismological Society of America annual meeting last week (13–15 April). But experts have warned that the model will only be of value if ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Underground wastewater disposal in the US linked to increase in earthquakes

    The number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in the central and eastern US has increased significantly in recent years, from about 21 a year between 1967 and 2000, to over 300 between 2010 and 2012. Most of this increase seems to be linked to the deep injection of wastewater in underground wells, according to a recent review of seismic activity. In addition to natural causes, earthquakes ...


    By European Commission

  • SeaBird Exploration Plc: Letter of Award for Aquila Explorer

    SeaBird Exploration Plc ("SeaBird") is pleased to announce that Aquila Explorer has received a letter of award for a 2D seismic survey in Australasia. The survey will cover a minimum of 10,000 km and will have an estimated value of approximately USD 11 million. The project is expected to start in Q4 2014 and will have an estimated duration of 90 days based on the minimum survey size.  ...


    By SeaBird Exploration

  • IAEA safety experts visiting Japan nuclear plant in December

    An IAEA-lead team of international experts will visit Japan from 1-5 December 2008 to review the ongoing assessment of the impact of an earthquake on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant last year. The seven-unit power plant, the world´s largest, has remained shut down since the earthquake on 16 July 2007. The IAEA fact-finding mission will study the ongoing evaluation by Japan´s Nuclear ...

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