Detailed Enhancement List

  TANK Version 2019 (10.00) Changes & Enhancements (10/31)
Description: What's New - TANK 2019.pdf

  TANK Version 2017 (9.00) Changes & Enhancements (07/17)
Description: What's New - TANK 2017.pdf

  TANK Version 2016 (8.00) Changes & Enhancements (08/16)
Description: What's New - TANK 2016.pdf

  TANK Version 2015 (7.00) Changes & Enhancements (12/14)
Description: What's New -TANK 2015.pdf 

  TANK Version 2014 (6.00) Changes & Enhancements (12/13)
Description: View TANK Version 6.00 Changes & Enhancements
  • Updated the graphics model to include a new 3D View
  • Updated the software for API 650, 12th Edition (Errata, July 2013)
  • Updated the software for API 2000, 6th Edition (November 2009)
  • Updated the software for API 653, 4th Edition (November 2013)
  • Revised Supported Cone Roof Data to include a Structural Database input, which is separate from the tank-specified database input
  • Revised the software to store the Reload Last File at Startup configuration setting in the registry settings
  • Included more productivity enhancements, such as:
    • Added a new Check for Update option for software updates
    • Completed various UI updates to improve usability
    • Updated the Help with information for all enhancements and previous software revisions

  TANK Version 2013 (5.00) Changes & Enhancements (5/13)
Description: View TANK Version 5.00 Changes & Enhancements
  • Updated and improved the user interface, including the following enhancements:
  • Tabbed ribbon interface with a Microsoft Office 2007/2010 look
  • Multi color theme options (blue, black, and silver)
  • Large, medium, or small icon options in the main menu
  • Simplified analysis options with error notifications in the output
  • Added formulas and substitutions for many of the calculations (Wind, Seismic, Thickness, etc.)
  • Enhanced report printing with a "straight-to-PDF" option that you can use from the input, output, or graphics modules.
  • Included more robust Output Processor features, such as:
    • Report re-ordering with drag-and-drop functionality
    • Text searching (highlighting) in reports
    • Print-to-PDF capability
    • Select all text in a report
    • Select all reports at one time
    • Color-coded report names, which display warnings and errors
  • Enhanced new computation control options that tailor how analysis proceeds
  • Updated documentation guides and help files

  TANK Version 2012 (4.00) Changes & Enhancements (4/12)
Description: View TANK Version 4.00 Changes & Enhancements
  • TANK 2012 was updated to the latest API Code, 11th Edition, Addendum 3.
  • User Defined wind pressure versus elevation in lieu of the built in API (ASCE-7) wind load method.
  • Anchor Chair calculations have been added that include formulas and substitutions
  • The user interface has also been updated.
  • The output processor has also been updated and some new features added.
  • The TANK User's Guide has been re-organized to include additional task-oriented topics and enhanced information.
  • A separate Installation Guide is now available that include troubleshooting topics. Previously the installation instructions were included as part of the TANK User's Guide. You can access the Installation Guide in .pdf format from the TANK Installation splash screen as well as from the TANK Main menu Help item. Click On-line Documentation.

  Version 3.30 Changes (09/10)
Description: View TANK Version 3.30 Changes & Enhancements
  • Incorporated changes to address API - 650 11th Edition Addendum 2.
  • Incorporated changes to address API - 653 4th Edition Addendum 1
  • Added a scratchpad to perform the area computations of Figure F.2.

  Version 3.20 Changes (09/09)
Description: View TANK Version 3.20 Changes & Enhancements
  • Implemented changes to address API - 650 11th Edition Addendum 1.
  • Implemented changes to address API - 653 4th Edition.

  Version 3.10 Changes (09/08)
Description: View TANK Version 3.10 Changes & Enhancements
  • Incorporated changes to address API - 650 11th Edition.
  • Incorporated metric bolt sizes.
  • Added colorized output.
  • Relocated\Examples and \Systemdirectories to %allusersprofile%, consistent with Microsoft recommendations.

  Version 3.00 Changes (11/07)
Description: View TANK Version 3.00 Changes & Enhancements
  • Incorporated changes to address Addendum 4 API - 650 10th Edition.
  • Incorporated changes to address Addendum 2 API - 653 3rd Edition.
  • Added a Wind Parameter input dialog.
  • Added several minor changes as requested by users.

  Version 2.55 Changes (10/05)
Description: View TANK Version 2.55 Changes & Enhancements
  • Added input fields and associated handling for insulation thickness and insulation density.
  • Added many "text" changes to the output, to provide more information and detail.
  • Added JIS structural steel shape library.
  • Upgraded hardware lock to Aladdin's latest HL key.

  Version 2.50 Changes (3/04)
Description: View TANK Version 2.50 Changes & Enhancements
  • Updated to comply with API-650 10th Edition, Addendum 3 (including the new bolting rules of Section 3.12).
  • Updated to comply with API-653 3rd Edition, Addendum 1.
  • Added computations for Life Cycle Determination from API-650 Appendix M.
  • Added an alternate method to determine nozzle stiffnesses based on PVP-1279.
  • A revised output processor is included, for easier usage.
  • Republished the documentation.
  • Improved the MS Word interface to allow for "company" headers.
  • Incorporated the ability to check for website updates.

  Version 2.40 Changes (7/02)
Description: View TANK Version 2.40 Changes & Enhancements
  • Updated to comply with API-650 10th Edition, Addendum 2.
  • Updated to comply with API-653 3rd Edition.
  • Added "dynamic sizing graphic" to the "sizing scratchpad.

  Version 2.30 Changes (2/02)
Description: View TANK Version 2.30 Changes & Enhancements
  • Redesigned output processor for easier on-screen report viewing
  • Option to direct output to MS Word.
  • Improved program configuration controls.
  • Improved use of "user defined" materials in the material database.
  • Added direct access to animated tutorials.

  Version 2.20 Changes (9/00)
Description: View TANK Version 2.20 Changes & Enhancements
  • API-650 10th Edition Addendum 1 changes incorporated.
  • Re-digitized all curves from API-650 Appendix E.

  Version 2.10 Changes (5/00)
Description: View TANK Version 2.10 Changes & Enhancements
  • API-650 10th Edition changes incorporated.
  • API-650 2nd Edition Addendum 3 changes incorporated.
  • API-2000 5th Edition Venting Calculations incorporated.
  • Improvements to stainless steel input presentation.
  • Modified the computation for the "sloshing wave height" per API-620 correction.

  Version 2.00/1.60 Changes (1/99)
Description: View TANK Version 2.00/1.60 Changes & Enhancements

Versions 1.60 and 2.00 are technically equivalent. Both versions include the A97 updates to the API-650 and API-653 codes. Version 1.60 is the last DOS version. Version 2.00 is a native Windows (95/98/NT 4.0) version. All subsequent releases will be Windows versions.

API-650 Changes
  • The material database has been updated to reflect the changes to Table 3-2. This involved removing both A442 materials.
  • Appendix F no longer forces a redesign utilizing Appendix A.
  • Appendix I changed the equation for the maximum deflection by raising a term in the denominator to the 3rd power.
  • Section 3.4.2 has been incorporated, which ensures that the bottom plate diameter is at least D + 2 inches.
  • A modification has been made to the implementation of Section 3.5.2, to include the bottom shell course thickness.
  • Allowances have been made to enable metric jobs to utilize 6 mm plate as the minimum thickness instead of 0.25 inch plate.
API-653 Changes
  • The equations for determining the allowable stress have been modified as per the recent addendum.
  • Incorporated a recent Code Interpretation stating that the Appendix M reduction factor should be applied to both terms in the allowable stress determination.
  • Modified the basic thickness equation in accordance with the recent addendum (it no longer subtracts 1 foot from the fluid height).
  • Incorporated the new computations for the allowed hydro test height.
  • Modified the allowed settlement measurement points from 30 ft to 32 ft around the circumference, in accordance with the recent addendum.

  Version 1.51 Changes (9/97)
Description: View TANK Version 1.51 Changes & Enhancements
  • API-653 Addendum 1 updates (December 1996) incorporated.
  • Added Double I-beams to AISC structural database.
  • Added roof-plate corrosion allowance and center column cap diameter to roof input spreadsheet.
  • Added multiple structural steel databases (includes five overseas databases).
  • Allowances for "user specified" time/date stamps on output reports.

  Version 1.50 Changes (5/97)
Description: View TANK Version 1.50 Changes & Enhancements
  • API-650 9th Edition, Addendum 3 changes incorporated.
  • API-650 Appendix I grillage computations added.
  • Configuration option for using the corroded shell thickness in the internal pressure computations of API-650 Appendix F added.

  Version 1.40 Changes (9/96)
Description: View TANK Version 1.40 Changes & Enhancements
  • API-650 9th Edition, Addendum 2 changes incorporated.
  • Considerations for Stainless Steels according to the new Appendix S (API-650) have been added.
  • API-653 2nd Edition Updates included.
  • API-653 Table 2-3 implemented for annular base plates.
  • Configuration option for consideration of internal pressure in the computation of shell course thicknesses added.
  • Configuration option for specifying the multiple to be used in selecting the number of anchor bolts added.
  • Modifications to file management and module communication to allow multiple users in the same working directory.
  • Plotting of the results of the supported cone roof design added.

  Version 1.31 Changes (2/96)
Description: View TANK Version 1.31 Changes & Enhancements
  • Anchor Bolt Corrosion specification has been added.
  • Bold design procedure for Section 3.11 added.
  • Shell course thicknesses on input can be left blank, the program defaults to the minimum thicknesses of Table 3.6.1.1.
  • Additional input data checks incorporated into the Error Check module.
  • Additional tests in the supported cone roof design module.
  • New support routines for ESLs (hardware locks) incorporated.
  • Input cells high-lighted for easier visualization.
  • "Variable Point" location reported.
  • Consideration of Section 17.3.8 added.
  • Bolt design references to standard bolt size table.

  Version 1.30 Changes (8/95)
Description: View TANK Version 1.30 Changes & Enhancements
  • API-650 Addendum 1 updates incorporated.
  • Mouse support has been added to all modules.
  • Addition of a user-specified thickness round-off increment.
  • A tank sizing/costing scratch-pad is available.
  • A material data base editor is provided.
  • Structural element checks per API-650 Section 3.10.3 are implemented for the design of supported cone roofs.
  • The maximum area for frangible joints as per API-650 3.10.2.5.3 is reported.
  • Top angle sizing per API-650 Section 3.1.5.9.e has been added.
  • Wind girder size selection per API-650 Table 3-22 has been added.
  • Theoretical height of sloshing wave (for Seismic events) determined as per API-620 L.8.1.
  • The weight of the bottom and annular base plates is now determined and included in the weight summary. Additionally the weights for operating, test, and empty conditions are reported.
  • API-653 service/maintenance considerations added by allowing individual shell course joint efficiencies and critical length locations to be specified.
  • API-653 minimum thickness of bottom plate per 2.4.7.1 added.

  Version 1.20 Changes (11/94)
Description: View TANK Version 1.20 Changes & Enhancements
  • Roof design/analysis of Supported Cone roofs according to the procedures set forth in Brownell & Young.
  • Library of structural shapes provided to facilitate roof design. This library includes the standard AISC shapes as well as double channels and pipe cross sections.
  • Plotting of the nozzle limiting load interaction diagrams for compliance to API-650 Appendix P.
  • Expanded nozzle input for up to 15 low tank nozzles. Input also allows the specification of the nozzle weight and external piping loads.
  • Specification and incorporation of anchor bolt offsets for API-650 Section 3.11 and Appendix E computations.
  • PCX images inverted to facilitate insertion of graphics images into documents and reports.

  Version 1.10 Changes (6/94)
Description: View TANK Version 1.10 Changes & Enhancements
  • Computations according to API-650 Section 3.11 for Wind Overturning Stability have been added.
  • Anchorage design/analysis according to API-650 Appendix E Section E.6 has been added.
  • Automatic generation of nozzle material modulus and expansion coefficient according to API-650 Appendix Table P-1 has been added.
  • The nozzle flexibility computations for API-650 Appendix P have been enhanced to interpolate between the L/2a=1.0 and L/2a=1.5 curves. Version 1.0 used one or the other set of curves;, there was no interpolation between curves.
  • Nozzle flexibility analysis can optionally consider a reinforcing pad on the tank shell.
  • For API-653 analysis, an additional output table for "Retiring Thicknesses" and "Remaining Corrosion Allowances" has been added.
  • For API-653 runs, a configuration directive has been added to allow a "corroded" hydro test case.
  • Several "network specific" enhancements have been made to the program. This includes changes to the file manager to recognize discontinuous disk drives, a network hardware lock, and a segregation of program and system files.
  • A new loader is available to provide diagnostic capabilities from the Main Menu.
  • The configuration program has been modified to track user changes, which enables the program to warn the user when an [ESC] is attempted without saving the data file.
  • A batch stream processor has been added to enable the processing of multiple jobs.
  • The input and output modules support a "pop-up" calculator for on-screen computations. The calculator supports the basic four math operations, trigonometric functions, squares, and square roots.
  • Several new configuration directives have been added. These new directives allow the specification of the default wind pressure for Section 3.11, and the setting of the default output report generation parameters.
  • An additional "English" units file is provided. This units file, MPH.FIL defines the wind speed in units of miles per hour.