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Extreme Hazards Assessment and Mitigation at Nuclear Power Plants

Many of the nation’s operating nuclear power plants (NPP) have identified a need to evaluate the robustness of certain structures, systems and components deemed critical to plant safe shutdown. Protection Engineering Consultants supports NPP owners, operators and consultants with evaluations and analysis to identify vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies for extreme external hazards.

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Modeling Explosively Driven Penetrators

During a 2014 effort for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), we were tasked with modeling kinetic energy penetrator (KEP) damage to layered armor system concepts. Explosively driven penetrators …

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High-Fidelity Door Analysis for Blast Loading

Architects, engineers, contractors and door manufacturers have all been impacted by the recent door code updates to the Department of Defense (DoD) Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings and the Department of Veterans …

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Blast-resistant and Progressive Collapse Design for Barracks at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) provided Anti-terrorism and Force Protection (ATFP) design services to Tetra Tech (Seattle Office) in support of the design of a 3-story, 6000 square meter (64,600 sf) permanent bachelor …

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Blast Analysis and Design of Light Gauge Steel Trusses in DoD Projects

Light Gauge Steel Trusses (LGST) are one of the most commonly used roof systems in current construction due to their light weight, long-span capabilities, design flexibility (many slopes and geometries), and fast …

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Important Updates to VA Physical Security Criteria for 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains the Physical Security Design Manual (PDSM) for VA Life-Safety or Mission Critical Protected Facilities. These manuals provide the physical security standards for improving the protection …

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High Strength Steel Ring-net System To Mitigate Tornado Missle Impact At Nuclear Facilities

In responding to the United States (U.S.) Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Order EA-12-049 Issuance of Order to Modify Licenses with Regard to Requirements for Mitigation Strategies for Beyond- Design-Basis External Events, many of …

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PEC Provides A New Airport Safety System In The Windy City

Protection Engineering Consultants Partners in the Installation of the World’s First Runway Safe EMAS at Chicago Midway We are happy to announce that our partnership with Runway Safe, a new US company …

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Assuring Resilience and Safety in the Nuclear Power Industry

An Update on Expanded Capabilities offered by Protection Engineering Consultants We’ve expanded our capabilities and customer services at Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) to include critical assessment and protection activities for nuclear power …

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Designing the Building Envelope for Multi-Hazards

Not just a Blast Design firm: Protection Engineering Consultants provides comprehensive multi-hazard design. Our clients have come to rely on us for our extensive experience designing building components against blast loads. It …

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