Used for thousands of years in one form or another, silos are an efficient way to hold mass quantities of products, such as grains, cement, sawdust, and other bulk materials. Used alone or as a series, silos can be found on agricultural plots, near heavy industry, and along shipping channels and ports.
Their ease of use and simple design make silos a very popular storage outbuilding. They can be made from a variety of materials, including concrete, steel, and even wood. The most visible type is the tower silo. They can reach hundreds of feet into the air and reach diameters of nearly 100 feet.
In most cases, these tower silos are round to increase their strength and prevent spoiling that occurred in the corners of early square silos. The weight of the stored materials keeps the silo well-packed and relatively air-tight, although the construction of the silo plays a large part in that aspect.
Silos are usually emptied through doors at the bottom and materials are carried away by augurs or bucket elevators. Elevators are used to load silos as well, with conveyor systems at the top to distribute materials evenly when there are multiple silos together.
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Whether you need additional silos at an existing facility or as part of new construction, Storee Construction design-build teams will engineer solutions to meet your storage or production needs. Whether as a standalone structure or as an integral part of over operations, we’ll create silos that best fit your needs.
For more than six decades, Storee Construction has been working with large-scale industrial, manufacturing, and commercial facilities. We improve processes, build from the ground up, or upgrade infrastructure. In addition to storage options, we perform plant audits to increase production, help with plant relocations, or manufacture custom fabrications to bolster processes.
For more information on how silos can help your operation, or if you have questions on how your industrial plant cab be improved, contact Storee Construction. We also perform safety inspections to make sure your structure meets all jurisdictional codes and safety regulations.