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- From: "h.d.richardson" <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)telus.net>
- Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:47:32 -0600
I have chosen not to respond to this line earlier for two reasons: I do not have a great deal of knowledge of your codes; and I am not really the world's greatest expert in seismic design.
That said, I do have some thoughts that may or may not be useful.
1.) Codes generally are focused on personal safety rather than on preservation of assets, therefore, any information you do find in the literature may be less than ideal for your purposes.
2.) The intended purpose of storing the water may be important. If it's for fire protection, for example, you need to preserve the WATER not the tank. Backfilling with clay and/or using some type of poly or other water resistant membrane should preserve the water for several hours or days. Contaminated or dirty water will still work just fine for fighting fire but not for many other purposes.
3.) Using multiple shorter tanks may be a useful idea. Two or three separate shorter tanks should be much less prone to complete failure than one longer tank.
I don't know if anything I've written above is useful. If it is you're welcome to it.
H. Daryl Richardson
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