5-2 API STANDARD 650

5.1.3.6.2 For Groups IV, IVA, V, or VI shell-to-bottom welds for all welding processes, all welds shall be made using a mini-
mum of two passes.
5.1.3.7 All attachments to the exterior of the tank shall be completely seal welded. Intermittent welding is not permitted. The
only exception to this requirement are wind girders as permitted in 5.1.5.8.
5.1.3.8 Except as permitted in 5.1.5.5 and 5.1.5.6, permanent weld joint backing strips are permitted only with the approval of
the Purchaser.
5.1.4 Welding Symbols
Welding symbols used on drawings shall be the symbols of the American Welding Society.
5.1.5 Typical Joints
5.1.5.1 General
a. Typical tank joints are shown in Figures 5-1, 5-2, 5-3A, 5-3B, and 5-3C.
b. The top surfaces of bottom welds (butt-welded annular plates, butt-welded sketch plates, or Figure 5-3B joints) shall be ground
flush where they will contact the bottoms of the shell, insert plates, or reinforcing plates.
5.1.5.2 Vertical Shell Joints
a. Vertical shell joints shall be butt joints with complete penetration and complete fusion attained by double welding or other
means that will obtain the same quality of deposited weld metal on the inside and outside weld surfaces to meet the requirements
of 7.2.1 and 7.2.3. The suitability of the plate preparation and welding procedure shall be determined in accordance with 9.2.
b. Vertical joints in adjacent shell courses shall not be aligned, but shall be offset from each other a minimum distance of 5t,
where t is the plate thickness of the thicker course at the point of offset.
07
•
07
07
Figure 5-1—Typical Vertical Shell Joints
Single-V butt joint
Single-U butt joint
Double-V butt joint
Double-U butt joint Square-groove butt joint
Note: See 5.1.5.2 for specific requirements for vertical shell joints.
Figure 5-2—Typical Horizontal Shell Joints
Optional
outside angle
Angle-to-shell
butt joint-
complete penetration
Alternative
angle-to-shell joint
Square-groove
butt joint-
complete penetration
Single-bevel
butt joint-
complete penetration
Double-bevel
butt joint-
complete penetration
Note: See 5.1.5.3 for specific requirements for horizontal shell joints.
T
h
i
s

d
o
c
u
m
e
n
t

w
a
s

r
e
p
r
o
d
u
c
e
d

f
r
o
m

a
n

a
u
t
h
o
r
i
z
e
d

d
o
w
n
l
o
a
d

o
f

a
n

A
P
I

s
t
a
n
d
a
r
d

o
n

A
u
g
-
0
6
-
2
0
0
7
.

T
h
e

a
u
t
h
o
r
i
z
e
d

u
s
e
r

i
s

p
e
r
m
i
t
t
e
d

t
o

p
r
i
n
t

o
n
e

s
i
n
g
l
e

c
o
p
y
f
o
r

p
e
r
s
o
n
a
l

r
e
f
e
r
e
n
c
e

u
s
e

o
n
l
y
.

N
o

f
u
r
t
h
e
r

r
e
p
r
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

i
s

p
e
r
m
i
t
t
e
d
.


F
o
r

a
d
d
i
t
i
o
n
a
l

c
o
p
i
e
s

o
r

l
i
c
e
n
s
i
n
g

o
p
t
i
o
n
s
,

c
o
n
t
a
c
t

T
e
c
h
s
t
r
e
e
t
,

I
n
c
.

a
t

w
w
w
.
t
e
c
h
s
t
r
e
e
t
.
c
o
m

o
r

(
7
3
4
)

9
1
3
-
3
9
3
0
.
PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful