June 2015, Vol. 242, No. 6

Features

Engineering Mounded, Vertical, Cylindrical, Welded, Carbon Steel Tanks

Kerosene-type jet fuels are sometimes required to be stored in bulk in tanks with earthen backfill. No single code or standard addresses the requirements for construction of such tanks, which needs a multidisciplinary approach. This article provides a concise basis for aviation fuel storage in mounded, vertical, cylindrical, welded, carbon steel storage tanks. Storage tanks are designed to withstand a variety of operational loads and environmental conditions over decades of safe and economic usage. Jet fuel storage facilities must be engineered to a set of procedures, practices and standards to provide complete assurance both of quality of product and safety of the operation. Some facilit

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