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Standard 620

Design and Construction of Large, Welded, Low-pressure Storage Tanks

This standard covers the design and construction of large, welded, low-pressure carbon steel above ground storage tanks (including flat-bottom tanks) that have a single vertical axis of revolution. This standard does not cover design procedures for tanks that have walls shaped in such a way that the walls cannot be generated in their entirety by the rotation of a suitable contour around a single vertical axis of revolution.

The tanks described in this standard are designed for metal temperatures not greater than 250 °F and with pressures in their gas or vapor spaces not more than 15 lbf/in.2 gauge.

12th Edition | October 2013

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