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Cleaning and Maintaining Cement Silos and Domes
Posted by Dennis Blauser, March 8, 2024
Routine cleaning of bulk storage vessels like bins, silos, and domes is one of the best ways that cement plants, cement and concrete batching plants, manufacturing facilities, and others can prevent unplanned downtime. Though regularly emptying your cement silo can help prevent impaction, material buildup on interior walls, blockages, and other material flow issues can still impact your production schedule.
How do you unclog a silo?
It's no surprise that stored cement can adhere to silo and dome walls or create blockages that reduce storage capacity and impede material flow. This is especially true if any amount of moisture penetrates your bulk storage vessel. When trying to unclog a silo or otherwise restore live capacity, it's essential to put safety first. Trying to use untrained, inhouse laborers to unclog a silo can damage silo walls.
How do you clean a cement silo?
Keeping your silos clean is crucial to avoid potential blockages. Without regular professional silo cleanings, stored material accumulates on interior walls over time and reduces stored capacity. Material buildup can also result in material flow issues that can damage the structure and cause unplanned downtime. There are many effective and safe methods for cleaning silos. To get the most for your money, it's important to consider the best cleaning method carefully before selecting a silo cleaning company.
After nearly thirty years in the silo cleaning business, we've seen how important it is to use the most powerful silo cleaning method available to save time and money on silo cleanings. USA Silo Service uses an enhanced pneumatic cleaning method with our proprietary cleanout head, The Boss™ to ensure safe, fast, and thorough silo cleaning. Our silo cleaning solution is 2/3 more powerful than conventional cleaning methods. In addition, since The Boss moves more material per hour, our system delivers optimal cleaning quickly and correctly, resulting in less downtime and production loss, ultimately saving you money.
What maintenance should be done during cement silo and dome cleaning?
During professional silo and dome cleaning, it is important to ensure airflow systems and fluidizing equipment is inspected and any necessary maintenance is completed.
Air pads and other fluidizing equipment may also need to be restored or replaced if there are signs of corrosion or defects affecting their usability. These common silo problems can cause shifts in the production schedule that greatly impact the bottom line.
Professional Silo and Dome Cleaning You Can Trust
Cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining your cement silo is one of the best ways to improve your cement plant operations. A clean, well-maintained silo not only helps you stick to production schedules and yield maximum production, it also helps you ensure the quality of your product and protect employee safety.
USA Silo Service is your go-to silo cleaning company for expert silo cleaning. Our team of experts is equipped with the industry's best silo cleaning techniques and proprietary equipment, so the job is done quickly and correctly. No matter your silo type or stored material, we leave your silo and your facility cleaner than when we found it.
The Boss silo cleaning machine and USA Silo Service can help you return to a regular silo cleaning schedule to maximize efficiency, production, and safety. Schedule your next silo cleaning today.
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