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Standards Transferability

Standards Transferability

Standards Transferability

Can someone give me an aerial view description of the differences between the following standards, with respect to wind? Are there any real differences?
-BS6399 Part-2
-UBC'91 & '97
-IBC 2003

I'm looking for information as it relates to gas process equipment and related structural steel (as opposed to occupied or inhabited buildings, etc).


RE: Standards Transferability

Main differences are likely to be the "safety factors", e.g. the Importance Factor/Risk Group. Other than that, the mechanics are the same (fluid flow problems). Maybe some other items such as new basic wind speeds that reflect the most up-to-date research. ASCE 7-10 should have everything you need; it isn't limited by use or occupancy.

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