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ASCE 52-10

Design of Fiberglass- Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Stacks

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Organization: ASCE
Publication Date: 1 January 2010
Status: active
Page Count: 58
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INTRODUCTION

The following standard applies to fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) stacks, that is, those stacks where the primary supporting shell is made of FRP. This standard can be applicable to both single- and multiplewalled FRP stacks, guyed FRP stacks, or certain aspects of tower stacks. The stack may be supported on a foundation or from another structure.

This Standard covers the design of FRP stacks. The Standard outlines the considerations which must be made for both the mechanical and structural design; emphasizes what consideration must be taken for wind and seismic-induced vibrations; gives guidelines for the ultraviolet protection, selection of materials, linings, and coatings; states the requirements for lighting and lightning protection based upon existing building and federal codes; gives the requirements for climbing and access based upon current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards; emphasizes the important areas regarding fabrication and construction; and outlines areas requiring maintenance and inspection following initial operation.

The information presented has been prepared in accordance with established engineering principles utilizing state-of-the-art information and is intended for general information. While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, the information should not be relied upon for any specific application without the consultation of a competent, licensed professional engineer, to determine its suitability. It is therefore recommended that Engineering/Design drawings and related documents of the stack bear the Professional Engineer Seal, signature, and date.

Nothing in the Standard shall be construed to alter or subvert the requirements of any existing code or authority having jurisdiction over the facility. Furthermore, alternate methods and materials to those herein indicated may be used, provided that the engineer can demonstrate their suitability to all agencies and authorities. Note that several of the sections are similar to ASTM D 5364 and ASME Steel Stack STS-l Standard, and many members of that committee are also on the FRP Stack Standard Committee.

Document History

ASCE 52-10
January 1, 2010
Design of Fiberglass- Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Stacks
INTRODUCTION The following standard applies to fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) stacks, that is, those stacks where the primary supporting shell is made of FRP. This standard can be applicable to...

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