BOTTOM ADAPTER PLATE
Figure 8-3. Positioning the bolt retaining boards.
LAP JOINT BOLT
Bottom Adapter Plate
a. General. The bottom adapter plate consists of
two semicircular, flat, steel plates. The two plates are
BOLT RETAINING BOARD
attached separately to the center support base and
joined together by bolted lap joints. The tank bottom
plates are attached to the outer circumference bolting
Figure 8-4. Installation of first half of bottom adapter
(2) Place bolting channel (2) under the joining
edge of adapter plate (1). Insert lap joint bolts (3)
(1) Set bottom adapter plate (1, fig. 8-4) in
through all except the last bolthole on the outer
position on the center support base bolt flange.
circumference of the plate and channel.