Design of Vessel Supports

There are various methods that are used in the support
structures of pressure vessels, as outlined below.
• Skirt Supports

  1. Cylindrical
  2. Conical
  3. Pedestal
  4. Shear ring
    • Leg Supports
  5. Braced
    a. Cross braced (pinned and unpinned)
    b. Sway braced
  6. Unbraced
  7. Stub columns
    • Saddle Supports
    • Lug Supports
    • Ring Supports
    • Combination Supports
  8. Lugs and legs
  9. Rings and legs
  10. Skirt and legs
  11. Skirt and ring girder

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