The drawings look real pretty..........
I have dealt with this manner of assembly and construction in a FAQ. Find it!
One key factor is.......Can a bolt of the proper length needed on the large belly belt, (8-inch), flanges be easily installed without going afoul of one of your hemispherical port flanges or their tubes???
Don't get that puppy all welded up, only to find you can't put in two or three bolts at different locations. This is particularly bad if you have one of the big flanges pre-threaded where the bolts are forced to be installed from one directionly only! Don't wind up cryin' in yer beer when that finished product shows up all shiney and pretty.
Progress may have been a good thing once, but it just went on too long. - Yogi Berra
Fusion is the energy of the future....and it always will be
Retired now...Doing only what I want and not what I should...every day is a saturday.