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Hello,

For vertical pressure vessels that has a skirt with base plate support can I utilize a JE = 1 in my required lower skirt required thickness calculation? Assume the skirt is welded directly to the base plate with a fillet weld only.

My intent is to use a JE = 0.6 (butt weld joint) for the top skirt required thickness calculation.


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