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Bulk silo

There are several types of bulk silo, each of which is designed for different purposes and operating conditions.

The most common types of bulk silo are as follows:

  • Rectangular silo: These silo have rectangular shape and are normally used for storing and dosing bulk materials such as coal, sand or crushed stone. They can be of various sizes and capacities depending on the specific application.
  • Conical hoppers: Conical hoppers have the shape of a truncated cone, which ensures uniform mixing and unloading of loose materials. They are often used for concrete and mixtures production.
  • Bin hoppers for bulk materials: Bin hoppers are designed to direct and collect bulk materials prior to their further processing or transportation. Normally they are of conical shape and used in various industries, including agriculture and the food processing industry.
  • Tower silo: Silo are high-capacity vertical bins designed to store bulk materials such as grain, cement or plastic pellets. They can have automatic unloading and system to control  level of substance.
  • Bins with agitators: These bins are equipped with agitators to help to prevent clumping and keep bulk material moving evenly within the bin. They are quite often used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Suspended hoppers: Suspended hoppers are mounted under the ceiling and are used to save space on the floor. They are often used in warehouses and production facilities.
  • Overhead bins: Overhead bins are mounted under the ceiling and are used to save floor space. They are normally used in warehouses and production facilities.

Bulk silo volumes can vary significantly. They depend on the specific project and its requirements. Volumes can vary from a few cubic meters (for moderate industrial needs) to several hundred cubic meters (for large storages in warehouses or factories).

The choice of a specific type of bin or silo depends on bulk material features, its volume, operating conditions and tasks to be solved during its use.

ENSOLUT GROUP offers the following services:

  • Design documentation development: We focus on design documents development meeting the requirements of GOST and API standards, ensuring bins and silo reliability and safety.
  • Strength analysis: We provide for calculations to ensure the reliable and efficient operation of the equipment, taking into consideration operating conditions.
  • Customized solutions: We develop tailored and customized solutions to meet the unique needs of customers and processes, guaranteeing optimal efficiency and economic benefit. Our engineers and designers will work in close contact with you to create the best solution.