Structural Design and Analysis: Replacement Access Platform for a Tank





Civil & Structural Engineering, Stress Analysis




The challenge​

DOCAN were required to support our client in performing the structural design and analysis for the replacement access platform as part of ongoing maintenance across a plant at Stallingborough.

platform model isometric view

The DOCAN solution

The design and analysis work began with modelling the new platform structure, integrating it with the existing steelwork.

The subsequent analysis was performed using STAAD Pro to assess the structure under normal operating, extreme wind and in service displacement conditions according to design criteria set out in BS EN 1991-1.

Additionally, comments for using existing steelwork and the design of foundations were also reported as part of the final work.


platform 3d view

The outcome

DOCAN provided an efficient and safe design for the replacement access platform and verified the suitability of the design to the client’s requirements.

  • We supplied the full detailed fab drawing design pack
  • We built the structural model and detailed the drawings in Tekla
  • We completed all the assessments in STAAD
structural model supports