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Publication Date: 04/2012
Pages: 4
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Steel tanks: Basics of foundation design and material selection

This article covers the basics of specifying a large steel tank or silo for storing your dry bulk materials and provides information about standards that can help you in this task.

Steel tanks for storing dry bulk materials are available in bolted, field-welded, and shop-welded designs. Which is best for your application depends on several factors, included the storage capacity the tank must provide, what interior and exterior coatings your tank may require, and the tank design's shipping and field labor costs.

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