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RE: Compression flange bracing

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API650 states in "Roof plates of supported cone roofs shall not be
attached to the supporting members."

William N. Pulyer PE
Charlotte, NC

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	plec [SMTP:plec(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 03, 1999 4:16 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	Re: Compression flange bracing
> >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?