I am trying to repair the bottom of a tank (30 ft dia x 27 ft tall, API 653) but it has some foundation problems so we need to fix it. The owner does not want to use concrete ring wall because it is expensive or slab or crushed stone. My foreman told me that he has seen steel ring walls on tanks before, somewhere in West Texas, back in the 70's. He says that as long as the steel plate keeps the sand in place, it shouldn't be much different. Is there such a thing as a Steel Ring Wall? Has anyone seen it? Do you know if there is a paper or a book about that topic? Thanks for all your help.
Red Flag Submitted
Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.
Reply To This Thread
Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.
Engineers and analysts specializing in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) engineers need the right turbulence model for the right job. Which of the dozens of models available is best for your application? Download Now