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Cement Silos

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EuroTankWorks is engaged in the industrial manufacture of silos for cement and bulk building materials in modern, technologically equipped workshops according to customer drawings or according to its own design. We offer a turnkey cement silos for sale with installation on the Customer’s site, anti-corrosion treatment and thermal insulation.

Cement Silos Operation

Silos for cement and bulk materials of a standard type are used when receiving and storing bulk materials - cement, sand, lime, gypsum, etc., their further distribution and dosage.

The stored product is fed into the cement storage silo by means of a pneumatic feeder from a cement truck, which is then discharged through an auger or air pump. The process of supplying can also be carried out through an inclined belt conveyor and a loading pipeline with a pump.

An air filter and a service hatch are installed at the top of the cement silo. On the roof there is a gallery with pipelines, filters and switches. The cone of the lower part has a special out-loading valve.The metal support legs of large-capacity silos rise above the railroad tracks, where the scales are installed. Then the cement is loaded into wagons or motor vehicles.

The main material for the manufacture of cement silo is steel of various grades corresponding to the conditions of the area of its installation, coated with a protective anti-corrosion compound. The thickness of the parts of the cement silo varies from 6 to 10 mm.

When using a silo for storage of cement in areas with low winter temperatures, its insulation is applied from the outside.

Silos for Cement Size Chart

Loading capacity, m3 Diameter, mm Tank Height, mm Height on support legs, mm Weight, kg
8 2400 5000 6400 2000
10 2400 6600 8000 2500
15 2400 8475 9700 3000
20 2400 10350 11900 4500
25 2400 10950 12350 5000
30 2400 11550 13000 5500
35 2400 13475 15000 7500
40 3000 10890 12220 8000
60 3000 11650 13000 9000
80 3000 13200 14700 10000
100 3000 14650 16000 11000
120 3000 16890 17000 12000

Cement Storage Silos Design

The design process begins with a technical specification, determining the volume of cement storage, the level of mechanization, the material for manufacturing silo structures. 

Silos for cement with a radius of up to 6 m are installed according to the design project in 1 row, with a radius of more than 6 m - in 2 rows. This design practice takes structural stability into account.

The cement storage silo design takes into account:

  • the temporary long-term load (weight of cement, its friction against the silo structures, weight of pneumatic conveying, filters, etc.);
  • the short-term load.

In addition, steel cement silos are checked for stability, taking into account temperature fluctuations.

To begin developing a design of foundations, data from geological and hydro-geological studies are needed. The type of foundation is determined by the calculation. More often, a concrete monolithic slab with reinforcement is performed. On rocky soils, stand-alone strip or precast foundations are designed. The foundation on piles is designed if the soils have sediment. 

The cement storage silos design decisions must be linked to engineering solutions, the design of access roads and auxiliary facilities at the site. A competently completed design of a silo for cement complies with urban planning and environmental regulations.

Cement Silo Equipment

The standard metal silo consists of a silo tank, a fence, a cement pipe, a ladder, the support legs and a filter flange. Also, the silo can be equipped with additional devices such as vibrators, sensors, locks and valves. These devices allow you to optimize the storage of lime, sand, cement and other building materials.

When storing building materials such as cement, various external factors must be considered. Special sensors and filters greatly facilitate the work with bulk solids, allowing you to monitor the condition of the material stored in the silo, as well as transfer it to the cement truck or give it to the Customer at any time.

The production of cement storage silos for saleis carried out taking into account all regulatory requirements. We are ready to manufacture each silo taking into account the specific requirements of the customer.

Cement Silos
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