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Re: Compression flange bracing

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>Without changing the purlin size, I recommended some stoppers be welded to
>the roof plate confining the purlin top flange lateral movement maintaining
>at the same time the rule prescribed by the API Code that the roof plate
>should not be welded to the purlin.
>Ivan Lippi
>Structural Engineer

Does API actually say that you can't weld these or do they say that you
don't have to weld them?