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Re: Welded steel tanks for crude oil

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Maria I. Falconi wrote:
> 
> Dear colleagues,
> 
> I have to design 4 circular welded steel tanks for storage of crude
> oil, each approx. 8 m (25 ft) in diameter and 7 m (22 ft) tall.  I'll
> be using API 650 (for the first time, actually.  I've ordered it from
> API), and I was wondering what other codes or standards I might need
> to use.
> 
> The tanks will rest on a concrete base on the ground and they will be
> erected in a zone of moderate seismicity (zone 2 I guess).
> 
> Your comments would be much appreciated.  We have no local codes or
> regulations to guide designers.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Maria I. Falconi
> Guayaquil, Ecuador

Try Navfac p355, structures other than buildings.

regards,

Celso 
Burnaby, BC