To meet the need for increased delivery of oil from Canada and North Dakota, a pipeline client planned an expansion of a terminal in the midwestern U.S. For the project, Barr designed the pipe rack, which supports more than two dozen 36-inch-diameter pipes over a distance of 1,300 feet—the equivalent of 6 miles of pipe. The rack had to accommodate up to 7 inches of thermal expansion, fit in a congested area, allow traffic to pass under it, and provide maintenance access to below-ground piping. Coordination between Barr’s geotechnical, structural, and mechanical teams was critical to verify that the ground could support the heavily loaded rack.
Vice President Senior Civil Engineer
Vice President Senior Geotechnical and Blasting Engineer