Silo Cleaning Blogs
USA Silo Service, Inc. is your resource for professional silo cleaning, bulk storage removal/clean-out, silo inspection, and maintenance services like industrial coating. No matter the type of silo (concrete, steel, flat or cone bottom, funnel or mass flow) or type of material stored (cement, clay, fly ash, bottom ash, grain products, and more) – we can meet your needs. Our team of experts have been providing silo services for a variety of industries for nearly 30 years.
Top Industries USA Silo Serves:
- Food & Beverage
In addition, our specialists are trained to respond quickly to emergency silo cleaning needs, although our goal is to eliminate emergency plant outages related to silo blockages. USA Silos has performed silo cleaning services for all types of silos and materials. Some of our jobs include cement buildup on silo walls, slag silo wall buildup, fly ash silos, cement storage silos, air pad repair, hardened cement in silos, and vacuum truck services.
Our sister company Marietta Silos serves numerous industries with silo engineering and design, construction, repair, and restoration. Read the latest Marietta Silos blog to learn more about the industries they serve.
Minimizing Costs with Silo Vacuum Truck Services
USA Silo Service is proud to offer our customers a range of services that can be tailored to their specific needs. Whether you require a complete silo cleaning, a silo inspection, or a one-time silo maintenance service, we have the experience to get the job done quickly and safely. We are also committed to delivering excellent customer service and strive to make sure our customers are 100% satisfied before we leave the job site. Our team of experienced professionals is available 24/7 to help you with any questions or concerns.
When silo capacity starts to decrease and production schedules slip, material buildup is usually to blame. That’s when it’s time to schedule a professional silo cleaning. Sticking to a routine silo cleaning schedule will help avoid additional costs associated with emergency silo cleaning and emergency plant outages.
USA Silo Service's vacuum truck service can help you remove, recover, and recycle all kinds of materials during your professional silo cleaning. Our vacuum truck services provide a convenient, environmentally responsible way to remove loose material freed up when silos, storage bins, or domes are cleaned. USA Silo Service evaluates the material recovered to identify any that can be sold and then transports the material to a secure location.
Our services help to expedite the entire cleaning process. Following a professional silo cleaning, we carefully evaluate all material removed from your silo, bin, or dome. Anything that cannot be recycled back into your product inventory is removed from the site using our vacuum truck services before being disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.
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.
What is Fly Ash?
Coal power plants and other industries that burn pulverized coal must manage the resulting byproduct fly ash. When released directly into the air, fly ash negatively impacts air quality. In 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published requirements for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals like fly ash.1 Today, fly ash is stored in concrete storage silos and domes and has numerous commercial and industrial applications. In paints, adhesives, and composites, fly ash is used as a filler. In the cement industry, fly ash can be added to mixes to improve concrete durability, make mixes easier to work, and improve permeability.
Marietta Silos leads the industry in fly ash silo construction and has constructed more fly ash silos than any other company combined. We have earned an unparalleled reputation for excellence through extensive experience with concrete fly ash silos with numerous leading power utilities and contractors throughout the United States. Marietta Silos is also highly experienced in silo building and design for bottom ash and palletized fly ash storage silos.
When it comes to storage dome cleaning and maintenance, it's important to consider how the unique shape impacts material flow and buildup. Regardless of whether domes store cement or fly ash, hardened material will still accumulate along the interior surface. To remove this material buildup from storage domes, specialized equipment used by silo and dome cleaning professionals is essential. Furthermore, the large, domed ceiling can make cleaning of material buildup more challenging.
Once fully empty and cleaned, storage domes can be inspected by a trained professional who can recommend necessary maintenance and repairs. It's also a good time to replace or repair existing fluidizing equipment, like air pads, to help ensure continued material flow.
Ready for your next dome cleaning? Contact USA Silo Services to Request a Quote.
1 US EPA, O. (2014, December 11). Disposal of coal combustion residuals from electric utilities rulemakings [Other Policies and Guidance]. https://www.epa.gov/coalash/coal-ash-rule.