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Total length shall contribute for calculating the expansion. The geometry and
type of supporting shall decide if the expansion could be accommodated on either
end (with pipe being anchored at mid length) or if the expansion is to be carried
over on one side.

RP Mehrotra

Jnapd(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

> My question is concerning thermal expansion of steel.  The difference from
> day to night time temp. is 50-55 degrees F.  I have an elevated pipe rack, 18
> ft. To supports fully exposed all day to direct sun.  the sections between
> supports is 30' with a total straight run of  210ft.  The question is should
> I calc the expansion and induced stresses on the 30' or the 210'.  The beams
> are welded to the column caps 1/4" fillet 6" each side. I thought that 2 -
> 1"expansion joints would be necessary. Any thoughts ??
>
> Joe Venuti
> Johnson & Nielsen Associates
> Palm Springs,  CA
>
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