The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 71 (1993) > Issues > Issue 16 > Stainless Steel Ventilation Stack: WEP, Sellafield
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Stainless Steel Ventilation Stack: WEP, Sellafield

The paper describes the construction of the ventilation stack for the Wastes Encapsulation Plant at BNFL, Sellafield, setting down the reasons for selecting stainless steel instead of reinforced concrete. Detailed aspects of the design and analysis of the windshield and flues are given, along with contractual, fabrication and installation issues. D.A. Bloomer

Author(s): Bloomer, D A

Keywords: wind loads;earthquake loads;bolts;wind barriers;codes of practice;construction work;stainless steel;chimneys;ventilation;wastes encapsulation plant, sellafield, cumbria;comparing;selecting;reinforced concrete;design;design life;waste management;nuclear energy