I have a client that has a ASME coded vessel. It had, from the vendor, lugs to attach a platform on. However the platform was not installed and the construction people flame cut the lugs off approximately 2"to 3" from vessel shell. Now the client wants this platform installed. My questions are these: how close to a code vessel shell can I weld without violating the code? ...is it already violated at the 2" and 3"? Should I try just to put a bolt hole thru the existing lugs for this platform? Platform is basically 5ft. Sq and 4"to 6" off vessel shell, for maintenance on instrumentation. THX for the help! ...Mark
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