Effect of the Edgecumbe earthquake on mechanical and process equipment at the Tasman Mill
This paper reviews the mechanical damage and the impact on the processes resulting from the March 2 1987 earthquake. Despite the potential hazards present in a pulp and paper mill as a result of the operating processes, there were no process related failures although there was significant damage to structures and some mechanical plant.
Mechanical damage can be seen to be relatively small being about one third of the total material damage and representing less than one per cent of the replacement value of the mill complex, highlighting the fact that such mechanical plants are not particularly high risks.
Staff of DSIR (Geophysics Division, New Zealand Geological Survey, Physics and Engineering Laboratory, and Soil Bureau) "The 1987 March 2 Earthquake near Edgecumbe, North Island New Zealand", May 1987.
Beca,Carter,Hollings and Ferner Ltd "Report on the Impact of 2nd March 1987 Earthquake on the Buildings and Plant at the Tasman Mill in Kawerau", August 1987 (Private Commission).
Industrial Risk Insurers, “Loss Prevention and Protection in Pulp and Paper Mills", P4 Brochure, 1983.
Copyright (c) 1988 W. C. Hodge, M. Macfarlane
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