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Need Help in Fuel Storage Tank Design

06/20/2010 11:34 AM

Can anyone help us on how to go on with our proposal of 200,000 liters vertical storage tank? Diameter should be 5 meters to fit in the existing lot. How would I know the pressure of the liquid? I know that there are different pressure from the bottom to the top hence tank has different thickness of steel plate...Please help engineers.

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Re: Need Help in fuel storage tank design

06/20/2010 11:48 AM

Too much liability to do your design work for you.

Try this:

TANK - API 650/653 Oil Storage Tank design

I don't know if it will help.

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Re: Need Help in fuel storage tank design

06/20/2010 11:49 AM

Calculate the height required to provide the required volume, i.e. h = Volume/Area. Pressure of liquid at any point is depth times density.

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Re: Need Help in Fuel Storage Tank Design

06/20/2010 5:01 PM

I hope it is for water storage, if your space is that critical.

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06/21/2010 8:06 PM

If the tank were filled with water.... 1 foot of head (height of water) = 2.31 psi Therefore a 10' high tank would exert 231 psi @ the bottom, exactly half that pressure @ 5' and 0 psi at the top of the tank. REGARDLESS OF THE TANK DIAMETER. nuff said

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Re: Need Help in Fuel Storage Tank Design

07/03/2010 5:27 PM

Guest.....

You are mixed up and completely wrong.

The rule is that 2.31 ft of water equals 1 psig

A ten foot tall tank full of water would exert about 4.3 psig at the bottom not 231 psig.

When I was much younger, I used to swim in a flooded quarry in NH. I could free dive down about 15-20 feet. With your numbers, I should have been crushed at that depth.

Your comments about diameter is accurate, though.

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