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Types of Silo Repairs to Prevent Silo Collapse

Posted by Dennis Blauser, November 5, 2019

Collapses are often the result of preventable structural failures that would have been identified during routine inspection. Common problems that cause concrete structure and concrete silo failure include foundation deterioration, roof collapse due to roof beam structural issues, improper material filling and unloading procedures in silos, silo wall delamination or deterioration, silo discharge cone or bin floor issues. Steel silos suffer from corrosion and buckling, which can be inspected using wear-measure thickness ultrasonic gauges....Read Full Blog Post

 

 

When to Schedule A Silo Inspection?

Posted by Dennis Blauser, October 1, 2019

Regular silo inspections, on annual, two- or five-year intervals, can help identify problems that increase the risk of structure collapse. Based on inspection results, preventative maintenance can be performed to avoid larger more expensive repairs later. Time, weather and usage are all contributors to the degradation of silo structures. The signs of degradation and the failures observed are different in concrete and steel silos. For example, with steel silos, those signs include wall deformations, buckling, wear and corrosion. For concrete silos, those signs can be observed in the form of silo wall delamination, cracks, rebar corrosion and discharge configuration issues...Read Full Blog Post

 

 

Silo Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Dennis Blauser, September 3, 2019

When a silo has structural issues or starts clogging, so does production. Proactive maintenance is the most effective method to ensure the integrity of concrete and steel silos and is crucial to increase the life of the silo. Bulk storage structure (e.g. silos, bins) failures don’t occur suddenly without any signal or warning. In most cases, the silo structure shows small signs of distress until the signs become too obvious and have caused the structure to fail and potentially collapse....Read Full Blog Post

 

 

Roof-Top Silo Coating

Best Preventative Maintenance

Posted by Dennis Blauser, August 5, 2019

When it comes to keeping your silo clean and running efficiently day in and day out, it’s vital that you are proactive with preventative silo maintenance. One of the most important is checking your silo roof and walls to make sure they are leakproof. Many concrete silos have either a membrane cover, a concrete slab or other material covering the silo roof. Over time, roof covers develop holes, allowing water intrusion under the roof cover material...Read Full Blog Post

 

 

Our Silo Cleaning Method

Saving You Time and Money

Posted by Dennis Blauser, July 1, 2019

A clean silo is comparable to a clean bill of health. When a silo is working efficiently, it's successfully meeting production goals. If a silo gets clogged or blocked, production slows down immediately and an array of problems and issues become inevitable. Despite the problems that can arise from a poorly maintained silo, many postpone cleaning and often deem this required maintenance as unnecessary. They may also find silo cleaning expensive and not worth the potential loss of production downtime. The fact is: silo cleaning is a cost savings benefit that removes buildup and recovers lost material, while maximizing production and profit...Read Full Blog Post