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~ Optional- this seam may be sealed

by caulking or welding (if welded,
2t (25 mm [1 in] min) ~ see 1.4). Not sealing may accelerate
bottom side corrosion.

Alternative floor supports

r----------~---~~~- Grating or '\

~ ."~.,"'""'
NPS 112 pipe
coupling at drain

See API RP 651~~7~~~~'

for evaluation of p d
cathodic protection
methods Shell support
ring (continuous)

Figure 1..5-Double Steel Bottom with Leak Detection at the Tank Perimeter (Typical Arrangement)

Flexible liner bonded to
wall for leak tightness

Compacted sand fill

Tank bottom

See API RP 651

for evaluation of Drain pipe with
cathodic protection
1"'- optional sleeve
Flexible membrane
liner or applied coating
for leak tightness Gravel or geotextile
material at drain
Concrete slab ~ ~/1.-<
- .,.( ~
"1"\ ~
Piles (if required)

Figure 1..6-Reinforced Concl'ete Slab with Leak Detection at the Perimeter (Typical Arrangement)

1,.7 Tanks Supported by Grillage

1.7 . 1 Tanks designed and constructed in accordance with API Standard 650 that have a maximum nominal shell
thickness of 13 mm (1/2 in.), including any customer specified corrosion allowance, and maximum design temperature
not exceeding 93 c (200 OF) may be supported by steel or concrete grillage By agreement between the Purchaser
and the Manufacturer, these rules may be applied to tanks with shell thickness greater than 13 mm (1/2 in) These
rules apply to single steel butt-welded bottoms supported by grillage members

1..7,2 The thickness and design metal temperature of the bottom plate shall be in accordance with Figure 41

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