We fabricated a 65ft long, 12ft diameter carbon steel stack, lined it with 4in of refractory and now we have to lift it onto the trailer for shipment to the customer. The current plan is to have a sling at each end in a basket configuration. The problem I have is that I don't know if the shell can handle the stresses from the slings. The worst case scenario is the shell delfecting significantly and the refractory cracking. I'm struggling to find a resource that addresses the stresses in the shell of a stack (or tank) due to sling loads. Any guidance or a resource other than FEA would help! Thank you
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