ERECTION INTRUCTIONS FOR
THE 3000-BARREL CAPACITY TANK
Section I. ASSEMBLY AND STALLATION OF TANK BOTTOM
Bolt Replacement Plug
Center Support Base
a. General. The center support base for the
Refer to paragraph 3-4 for bolt replacement plug
3000barrel tank is identical to, and interchangeable with,
the center support base for the 1000-barrel tank as
described in paragraph 6-la.
Testing Seam for Leakage
b. Installation. Refer to paragraph 6-1b and install
the center column base.
Refer to paragraph 3-5 for testing procedures.
7-6. Sealing Seams
a. General. The bottom plates for the 3000-barrel
tank are identical to, and interchangeable with, the
bottom plates for the 1000-barrel tank as described in
If tank is to be used for water storage, do not
apply sealing compound to tank bottom.
b. Assembly and Installation. Refer to paragraph
Sweep bottom clean after testing seams. With
6-2 and 6-3, and assemble and install the bottom plates.
bottom dry, apply sealing compound to all bolts and
Tightening Tank Bottom
Refer to paragraph 6-4 for tightening procedures.
Section II. ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION OF SIDE STAVES
plates, and manhole dome, on the tank
bottom. This is to avoid having to lift them over the top
of the installed staves later on.
a. This is a 3-ring tank. The first-ring staves on the
3000-barrel tank are identical to, and interchangeable
with, the staves on the 1000-barreltank.
a. First-Ring Staves. Assemble, install, tighten,
b. The second and third-ring staves are identical
and dress the first-ring staves as described in
to, and interchangeable with, the plain staves of the first
paragraphs 6-8 through 6-11.
c. There are 5 special staves and 55 plain staves
b. Second-Ring Staves. Install the second-ring
in the 3000-barrel tank.
staves so they straddle vertical lap seams of the first-
After completing the tank bottom and
(1) Dress 20 staves (para 6-8c) and place
before laying out the first-ring staves around the
them against the installed first-ring staves around the
perimeter of the tank foundation, place 40 plain staves
inside of the tank (fig. 7-11).
and all remaining parts, except the cleanout cover,