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Hydro after tank moving

Friday, September 22, 2017   By: Scott [1874] 0 Stars
We are moving a 120 diameter tank 5 feet after recent hurricane moved it off its foundation. Best practices aside, what does the code require as it pertains to a hydrotest? Looking though 653, it deals with major repair and shell jacking but we are not doing any repairs. The entire tank is being jacked by a professional company experienced with doing this but now we are trying to decide if a hydro is required by code or not. I believe we should hydro the tank as a best practice but am looking for code interpretation on the subject.

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Friday, September 22, 2017   By: DavidR@Fast.net [39] 5 Stars
API 653 defines tank jacking as a major repair and requires hydrotesting after all major repairs. The fact that you did no other work on the tank does not change the classificiation of the work as a major repair. See section 3.20.


3.20
major alteration/or major repair
An alteration or repair that includes any of the following:
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h jacking a tank shell.

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