Life is a Breach

Life is a Breach

Life is a Breach A breach is an opening in the cylindrical shell of the stack that compromises its structural integrity. This is usually either a rectangular ducting connection or a cylindrical pipe nozzle penetrating the stack shell. How does MecaStack handle Breach...
ASCE 7 Flexible Gust Factor

ASCE 7 Flexible Gust Factor

Private: ASCE 7 Flexible Gust Factor When I was a new Engineer my boss had his stack design questioned by a client.  My boss responded “Sir, I will serve you tea on the downwind side of that stack on the windiest day of the year.”   That line (and...

One Click Components & Cladding

One Click Components & Cladding Would you like to be able to calculate all of your Components & Cladding (C&C) values with one Click?  In this article that’s what we are going to show you.   Component and Cladding Summary: The normal way of...
Add Some Guys

Add Some Guys

Add Some Guys When a stack has a vortex shedding problem there can be many factors that determine which solutions are the best.  It’s not always the most conventional solution, but you could consider adding guy wires.  How do Guy Wires Help? By adding guy wires...
I Feel the Need to Change Wind Speed

I Feel the Need to Change Wind Speed

All It was Tom Cruise in “Top Gun” who once said, “I feel the need, the need for speed”.  I sometimes wonder if Tom Cruise is on the ASCE 7 committee, because it feels like they have the need to change the wind speed basis with every new...