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Failure analysis of large storage tanks - GE ENERGY

  • The reservoir after the accident

    The reservoir after the accident

  • Damage on the adjacent reservoir

    Damage on the adjacent reservoir

During its first filling, a water storage tank installed in North Africa suffered a failure of its cylindrical envelope, resulting in destruction of the structure and damage to neighboring facilities.

EXPERT-Méca acted as subcontractor of the CETIM to pilot and instruct this expertise to investigate the origins of the failure.