Type of pressure vessel
Horizontal vessel on saddle support.a.
Shell is primary component that contains pressure. Curvedshape.b.
Vessel always closed by head.c.
Components typically welded together.d.
Saddle supports used for horizontal vessel.-
Spreads load over shell.-
One support fixed, other slides.
Vertical vessel on leg support.a.
Most head are curved shape for strength, thinness andeconomy.b.
Semi-elliptical shape is most common head shape.c.
Small vertical vessel typically supported by legs-
1 ratio of leg length to diameter.-
Number, size and attachment details depend on loads. 3.
Tall vertical tower.a.
Nozzles used for
Attaching other equipmentb.
End typically flanged, maybe welded.c.
Sometimes extend into vessel.4.
Skirt support typically used for tall vertical vessels
Typically supported from gradeb.
General support design-
Design for weight, wind, and earthquake.-
Pressure not a factor.-
Temperature also a consideration for materialselection and thermal expansion.5.
Spherical pressurized storage vessel.a.
Spherical storage vessels typically supported on legs.b.
Cross-bracing typically used to absorb wind andearthquake loads.6.
Vertical vessel on lug support.a.
Vessel size limits for lug supports
1-10 ft diameter.-
1 to 5
1 height/diameter ratiob.
Vessel located above grade.c.
Lugs bolted to horizontal structure.