This publication explains the historical background to the formulae used to calculate the minimum design wall thickness of seamless steel and aluminium alloy cylinders and the differences between them.
The publication is based on Technical Information TI 002, Development of calculation formulas for cylinder wall thickness prepared by the European Cylinder Makers Association, ECMA. This publication has been formatted to align with the EIGA publication style, and EIGA thanks ECMA for the permission to reproduce their text. All material contained in this publication remains the copyright of ECMA.
It is intended to be used as a reference document by those involved with any aspects of the selection of seamless steel or aluminium alloy cylinders.