(f) Apply sealing compound (fig. 3-16)
to the inside bottom chime of the staves.
1. JOINT SEAM
3. BOTTOM CHIME OF STAVE
Figure 3-16. Applying sealing compound to bottom
chimes of staves.
Figure 3-17. Location of scaffold around top chime of
a. General. Prior to installation of tank deck it is
(a) Determine which bolts (2) will be
necessary to install a portion of the scaffold components
used to secure the brackets. Remove nuts and washers
around the top chime of the staves.
from these bolts.
components are provided in the storage tank erection
(b) Install brackets as shown in figure
3-17 and secure with nuts.
(1) Install a scaffold bracket (1, fig. 3-17) on
alternate stave lap seams, around top chime. on
Scaffold planks must be tested on
outside of tank.
the ground to be sure they are sound
and free from defects.
completion of tank, planks will be
supporting personnel 9 feet in the