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SHELL COURSE HEIGHT FOR TANKS

SHELL COURSE HEIGHT FOR TANKS

(OP)
Good Afternoon srs

does API 650 provide for the shell course a minimun height or maximum for the shell courses??
for example can we design a tank of 8m in height with 4 courses of 2m of height or with 3 courses of 2.6 m?Obviously the calculation must be verified...Ok then we can talk of good practice...etc etc..but what does the code provide?
Let me know please

regards

RE: SHELL COURSE HEIGHT FOR TANKS

See 5.6.1.2 and S.3.2.1.2
72 inch [1800mm] or 48 inches [1200mm] for stainless steel

RE: SHELL COURSE HEIGHT FOR TANKS

(OP)
Ok...so we have only a minimum widht..
thank you.
regards

RE: SHELL COURSE HEIGHT FOR TANKS

maximums are driven by plate availability and if the field crew can handle it efficiently

RE: SHELL COURSE HEIGHT FOR TANKS

here in saudi arabia all tanks courses used are 2 m width not more than 2

RE: SHELL COURSE HEIGHT FOR TANKS

We use a lot of 3048mm plate in the USA

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