Has anybody designed/fabricated an open top storage tank with a steel grill in place of the roof. I want to use 16mm round bar in mesh form but will face the obvious problem of it sagging (tank diameter at 11.5m). My other thoughts were to have just a couple of roof rafters on which the round bar mesh will form over. This would face 2 problems the first being that it is expensive and the second being that if I were to install any roof rafters I assume I would have to comply to the spacing set out in API 650 (please confirm this). My second alternative was to have a central column and plate to where all of the round bars would run to. This would sag but not to the same degree as all the way across the tank.
Does anybody have any ideas bearing in mind that it must be financially viable therefore nothing too extravagant.
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