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Quantification of Electrical Arc Induced Blast Hazards

Prudent Measures for Safety of Personnel and Reliability of Continued Operations Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) regularly supports industrial clients to determine hazards and vulnerabilities in terms of personnel safety and operations for …

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Assessment, Design, and Construction Support to Mitigate Hostile Vehicle Ramming Threats

The recent global trend in the use of ‘vehicles as a weapon’ in the conduct of terror attacks, presents a significant challenge to urban planners, architects, engineers, and building owners.  The often-conflicting …

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Modeling Armed Aggressor, Active Shooter, and MTFA Scenarios

Protection Engineering Consultants uses risk-based design approaches to adequately mitigate the consequences of armed aggressor, active shooter, and marauding terrorist firearms attack (MTFA) scenarios. Computational modeling is used to quantify occupant egress …

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Understanding and Mitigating the Impact of Global Terrorism

Faced with the highly complex and dynamic state of global terrorism, PEC supports the protection of people, systems and infrastructure. The Institute for Economics & Peace releases an annual report that provides …

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Collaborating to Deliver a New Seismic Risk Rating System for the General Services Administration

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) recently collaborated with Rutherford + Chekene (R+C)—a structural, geotechnical, and building systems engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and our partner on our current GSA IDIQ task …

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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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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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Protection of Personnel, Plant and Equipment from Insurgent Attack

Our clients in the natural resource development, energy refining and production and energy transportation businesses often have consolidated manufacturing/processing and housing facilities located in remote and politically unstable regions and countries. PEC …

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Quantification Of Industrial Hazards From Accidental Vessel Rupture: Pressure Release And Debris

Routine industrial operations include the use of high pressure and high and low temperature piping, tanks and vessels to store gases and liquids necessary for manufacturing operations or product processing. PEC Associate …

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Foreign Headquarters Compound Vulnerability Assessment

In 2011 we were contracted by a non-governmental organization to provide a Blast Engineering Assessment and Upgrade Designs for their headquarters compound in Iraq.  Our goal was to assist the NGO in …


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