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Re: Increase in allowable stress for Loads in Equipment Test

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Since it's only temporary load, you can use 1/3 increase.

Tom Chiu, SE

Glauco wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Can I increase the allowable stresses in a structure that support an
> Equipment for the load condition of testing the Equipment?
> 
> The test load is a static load, using another fluid (water instead of oil)
> inside the Equipment, increasing of the weight of the Equipment. This load
> is expected to ocurr just once in the Equipment life, before the Equipment
> is put into operation.
> 
> If I can do so, how much can I increase the allowable stresses? (10%? 25%? 1/3?)
> 
> What does AISC say about this?
> 
> Thanks,
>