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SEAoT Houston March 2021 Webinar

  • 03/18/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • online webinar
  • 17



Noon-1:00 pm (1 PDH)

Online Webinar via Zoom

Topic: Selection and Design of Large Field Erected Storage Tanks


Anyone driving near the Houston Ship Channel will see hundreds of large petrochemical storage tanks dotting the landscape. Have you ever wondered how the various tanks are selected and designed? This presentation will cover the need for petrochemical storage, how large ambient temperature aboveground storage tanks are used, the types of aboveground storage tanks used in the petrochemical industry, how the tanks are sized, and the loads the tanks are typically designed for. The presentation will be given by J. G. (Greg) Soules, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., P.Eng., SECB, Senior Principal Structural Engineer for CB&I Storage Solutions, a worldwide leader in the design and construction of large field erected storage tanks and vessels.


J. G. (Greg) Soules, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., P.Eng., SECB is a Senior Principal Structural Engineer and the Technical Authority for Seismic and Wind Engineering for CB&I Storage Solutions, a division of McDermott International, in Houston, Texas. Responsibilities include the supervision of design engineers, management of engineering for large projects worldwide, and development of CB&I Storage Solutions Engineering Standards on aboveground storage tanks and on the application of wind loads, seismic loads, and building codes to tank and vessel designs. He is Past Chair of the Energy Division of ASCE, Vice Chair of the ASCE/SEI 7 Main Committee, Chair of the ASCE/SEI National Technical Program Committee for the ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, and a member of the ASCE/SEI Board of Governors. Dr. Soules earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute, a Licensed Professional Engineer in 23 jurisdictions and a Licensed Structural Engineer in 8 jurisdictions. Dr. Soules was named a Distinguished Engineer by Texas Tech University in 2009 and was presented the Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Energy Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2010. He joined CB&I Storage Solutions in 1980.

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