June 4, 2019
Building Siting Screening Criteria for Structural Failure Hazards to Occupants
Mark Whitney, Technical Director, ABS Group
The current version of API-752 does not have a blast load value that can be used for screening out any building type without the requirement for structural assessment. Other publications provide pressure-based benchmarks for screening either for buildings in general or for specific types of buildings. The presentations reviews industry guidance and make recommendations for consideration in the next revision of API-752.