Difference between Self Supporting Stacks and Guyed Stacks

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Difference between Self Supporting Stacks and Guyed Stacks

Stacks are known as chimneys so do not confuse.

S.No. Self supporting stacks Guyed stacks
1. At the base they are supported on a flared portion In this stack is anchored by guyed wires joint to collar
2. A thick lining is provided to protect them from intense heat There is no such lining
3. In this widened section is provided at base to reduce stresses due to various loads in the steel plate Here widened section is not provided
4. Adopted when heavy foundation is provided Adopted when heavy foundation is not provided
5. Mainly constructed for greater heights Constructed for smaller heights
6. Here base plate is designed There is no such designing of base plate
7. Lateral forces are transmitted through cantilever action of stack. Here lateral forces transmitted through guy wires.

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