Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Tank Stelment measurment?

Tank Stelment measurment?

Tank Stelment measurment?

How can we measure if a tank (steel condensate tank), a large tank has settled any where?
The tank is empty now.


RE: Tank Stelment measurment?

Set up a laser level on the inside at the tank centre, if the tank is large enough and take level shots around the periphery... easy to do and a single person can undertake it (unless enclosed space issues). Start with a cad drawing (circle?) and a location, mark of the start and take readings every couple of paces, or measure the locations. A chunk of 2x4 x 6' as a chord distance and chalk off around the outside of the tank. Walk toward the level about half way and take another shot for each second chord distance. Did this a couple of years back for a tank. Normally measurements are not supercritical, and the method will give you a general idea of any movement. If more precise info required, then lay out a proper grid using chalk.


RE: Tank Stelment measurment?

Unless you have initial readings immediately after construction, your new elevation readings in and/or around your tank will be have little meaning, except to serve as a basis for next years survey.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


eBook - Functional Prototyping Using Metal 3D Printing
Functional prototypes are a key step in product development – they give engineers a chance to test new ideas and designs while also revealing how the product will stand up to real-world use. And when it comes to functional prototypes, 3D printing is rewriting the rules of what’s possible. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close