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API-12F no anchor bolt needed for tank?

API-12F no anchor bolt needed for tank?

API-12F no anchor bolt needed for tank?

I'm doing the foundation for a small tank, height is 7', diameter is 4".
I noticed there is no bolt center diameter for my anchor bolt.
The base plate O.D. is just 1/2" wider than the tank 0.D. so nowhere to put a bolt anywhere.

I called the vendor and was transferred to a supervisor and was told based on API-12F it does not need anchor bolts.
Is this supervisor correct?
I don't know anything about API-12F.

What if this tank is located in hurricane zone and/or elevated structure where wind is significant to overturn or slide this tank?

RE: API-12F no anchor bolt needed for tank?

API-12F does not specify the anchoring requirements,. The anchoring requirements are determined and specified by the Owner. The tank specification should have called for anchoring clips.

If necessary, weld anchoring clips onto the tank. The tank should have an electrical grounding connection as well.

RE: API-12F no anchor bolt needed for tank?

If in your judgment there would be loads that affect the stability of the tank, it is your responsibility to address those concerns. It does not really matter what the standard is silent on - your job is to be an engineer.

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