Thickness or Ga. of Stainless steel water tank?

  1. How do you calculate the thickness or guage of a given metal (304 Stainless Steel for example) for a 36" dia. round, vertical cylinder water holding tank? If filled say the tank would be 25-30 feet tall. No physical pressure (pumps or vacuum) on this vessel (vented to atmosphere). Flat bottom, not a bulkhead style base. Not sure if water temp matters but for the sake of measurements if needed. Let say an air temp of 80 deg. F. and a water temp of 130 deg. F. also not sure if it matters but elevation at roughly 1000ft. above sea level.
  2. jcsd
  3. one possibility is to detremine the inner and outer dia s

    and its for sure the pressure changes significantly wrt temperatures and head
    for the described situation it may nt be of great concern
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