Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1973

Degree Name

Master of Science in Civil Engineering - (M.S.)


Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Charles Franklin Peck

Second Advisor

William J. Stack

Third Advisor

Franklin Salek


A review of the American Petroleum Institute Standard 650 and Appendixes points out the advantages of using high strength steel and the variable point design method (Appendix K) to obtain reasonably uniform shell stresses. Design limitations imposed by notch toughness and residual stresses are pointed out.

Design considerations for the installation of an internal floating roof in a standard cone roof tank are discussed. Methods of calculating evaporation losses and an economic justification for a floating roof are included. Budget estimate figures have been compiled as a function of tank capacity for tanks, site preparation and tank ringwall or piled mat foundations.

Installation of a storage tank is subject to government approval by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry and Environmental Protection. A review of title 12:133 of the New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) "Flammable and Combustible Liquids" as it applies to tank construction was made. The requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) follow (NJAC) specifications.