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Concrete Silo for Grain Storage

Concrete Silo for Grain Storage :

Building Materials: Concrete silo built in steel, cement, gravel

Building Height:Can Be over 40m

Moisture proof waterproof effect is good

The concrete silo use commonly more than 50 years, maintenance costs very little.

Concrete Silo for Grain Storage

Storage Materials: Corn, Rice, Wheat, Sorghum, Soybeans, Millet, etc.
Storage Capacity: Single Silo Capacity from Several Thousand to Tens of Thousands of Tons
Silo Diameter: Generally Between 10 Meters and 30 Meters
Application Industries: Grain Storage and Processing Industries Such as Grain Depots, Flour Mills, Starch Factories, Oil and Fat Factories, Feed Mills, Wineries, Seed Companies, Ports, Grain Processing Centers, etc.
Silo Bottom Type: Flat Bottom
Concrete Silo System: Concrete silo system usually consists of concrete silo, feeding system, discharging system, material level monitoring system, dust removal system, ventilation system and control system, which ensures the safety, efficiency and continuous storage and supply of materials. 

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SRON Company focuses on storage and transportation system solutions for bulk materials such as grain, feed, and flour. SRON has built silo projects in more than 30 countries and regions including Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and the Philippines, etc., with more than 900 sets of storage silos and up to 3 million tons of material storage ability. 
If you have corn, wheat or other grain storage needs, we can provide you with high-quality customized concrete silo solutions based on your actual needs to ensure safe and economical construction of your concrete silo to maximize benefits please click here contact us for more details and quotation.

Concrete Silo Introduction

Concrete silo is a storage facility built by pouring concrete. It is mainly used to store grains (cereals, rice, wheat, beans) and other materials. It is widely used in agriculture, grain processing, grain export and many other industries. It has the characteristics of being sturdy and durable, waterproof and moisture-proof, fire-proof, earthquake-resistant and wind-resistant.

SRON Concrete Grain Silo System

Structural Composition: The structure of a concrete grain silo mainly includes concrete wall, floor and silo roof. The silo walls are made of concrete, which has a certain thickness and strength and can withstand the pressure of grain stacking and the force of the external environment. The bottom of the silo is generally made of reinforced concrete structure, which can bear the weight of grain and the load of transportation equipment. The silo roof generally adopts a concrete flat roof or sloped roof structure to protect the grain from rain and sunlight. 
Silo Loading and Unloading System: The loading system usually includes a bucket elevator, belt conveyor or scraper conveyor, etc., which is used to transport materials to the inlet on the top of the silo. The unloading system is installed at the bottom of the silo, and a clearance machine is often installed to help materials get out of the silo efficiently. 
Ventilation System: Concrete grain silos are usually equipped with a ventilation system to maintain the appropriate humidity and temperature of the grain inside the silo. The ventilation system includes components such as vents, fans, and ducts, which can prevent grain from getting damp, moldy, or deteriorating by adjusting air inlet and outlet volume, humidity, and temperature. 
Temperature Control System: The grain silo will also be equipped with a temperature control system to accurately control the temperature inside the silo. The temperature control system can adjust air conditioning, heating equipment, etc. according to the season and needs to keep the temperature in the silo appropriate and prevent the grain from being heated or cold. 
Monitoring System: In order to ensure the quality and safety of grain, concrete grain silos are usually equipped with a monitoring system. The monitoring system can monitor indicators such as humidity, temperature, oxygen and carbon dioxide content of grains in real time, as well as the weight and changes of grain stacks, provide data analysis and early warning functions for grain storage, and help managers take timely measures.

Features of SRON Concrete Grain Silo

Strong and Durable: The concrete grain silo adopts a concrete structure, which has strong pressure resistance and durability. It can withstand the pressure of the external environment and grain accumulation, ensuring the stability and safety of grain silo. 
Good Weather Resistance: The silo walls and roof of the concrete grain silo are made of concrete, which can resist the erosion of wind, rain and ultraviolet rays, and protect the grain from the influence of the natural environment.
Good Thermal Insulation Performance: The concrete grain silo has good thermal insulation performance, which helps to maintain a stable temperature inside the silo and prevent the grain from getting damp or deteriorating. It can maintain the appropriate temperature of the grain in winter and prevent over-cooling or overheating.
Good Ventilation: The concrete grain silo can effectively control the humidity in the silo and prevent the grain from mildew and deterioration by setting up vents and ventilation systems.
Environmentally Friendly: The construction material of concrete grain silo is mainly concrete, which does not produce harmful gases and pollutants and has little impact on the environment.
High Safety: The concrete grain silo adopts a solid structure and strict construction technology, has high earthquake resistance and wind resistance, and can ensure the safe storage of grain. 
Low Maintenance Costs: Compared with grain silo made of other materials, concrete grain silo have a longer service life and lower maintenance costs, reducing operating costs.

Advantages of Concrete Silo Grain Storage

High Strength: Concrete is a very strong and durable material that can withstand heavy pressure and resist natural disasters such as wind and earthquakes. Therefore, silos built with concrete provide reliable protection against damage or contamination of grain.
Resistant to Pests: Concrete silos can effectively resist pests. Concrete is a dense material that is difficult for insects or pests to invade. This prevents pests from damaging crops and reduces the need to use pesticides.
Protect Grain Quality: Concrete silos have good sealing properties, which can effectively isolate outside air and moisture and keep grain dry and fresh.
Fire Resistance: Concrete is a non-combustible material that provides good fire resistance. This is very important for grain storage, as grain may spontaneously ignite during storage. Concrete silos can reduce the risk of fire and reduce fire damage to grain and silos.
Automated Management: Concrete silos for storing grain can be equipped with automated equipment to realize automatic entry and exit of grain, reducing labor costs and improving work efficiency.

Things to Note When Storing Grain in Concrete Silos

Inspection Before Entering the Silo: Before storing grain, check the sealing performance of the silo to ensure there are no loopholes; check whether the inside of the silo is clean and eliminate odors and debris. Cleaning and disinfection of the concrete silo interior and exterior must be ensured. Clean the silo thoroughly using appropriate cleaners and disinfectants to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold; check whether electrical equipment is functioning properly and whether there are any faults.

Temperature and Humidity Control in the Silo: The quality and safety of grain are closely related to the temperature and humidity of the storage environment. During grain storage, the temperature and relative humidity in the silo should be measured regularly. If the temperature and humidity exceed the safe range, timely measures should be taken, such as adjusting ventilation equipment and increasing ventilation frequency. Especially during the rainy season, monitoring should be strengthened to prevent mildew and other conditions.

Regular Inspection and Maintenance: Regularly check the structural integrity of the concrete silo to prevent cracks and leaks. Maintain the sealing performance of the silo to avoid the intrusion of pests and moisture. Dust and debris need to be cleaned regularly to ensure that the silo is in good storage condition.
Properly Stack Grain: Grain should be placed according to the designated stacking method to ensure that the stack is stable and well ventilated. Avoid stacking too high to prevent pressure damage to the grain. When stacking grain, passages should be left to facilitate inspection and cleaning.

As an efficient and reliable storage structure, concrete silos have many advantages such as durability, fire and moisture resistance, and low maintenance costs, especially suitable for storing grain. Through reasonable design and construction, concrete silos can provide a solid guarantee for the safe storage of grain and are an indispensable and important component of modern agricultural and industrial storage systems. Choose concrete silo to make your grain storage safer and more efficient.


Construction Methods of Concrete Silos

Foundation Construction: First, the foundation is excavated and processed to ensure the stability and bearing capacity of the foundation.
Steel Bar Binding: Steel bars are tied according to the design drawings to ensure the solidity of the structure.
Form Bracing: Use formwork for concrete pouring to ensure the shape and size of the silo.
Concrete Pouring: Concrete is poured in layers to ensure that the concrete is dense and uniform.
Curing and Formwork Removal: After the pouring is completed, the concrete is cured and the formwork is removed after it reaches the design strength.
Silo Roof Construction: The final construction of the silo roof includes the pouring and installation of the dome or conical roof.
Equipment Installation: Finally, the internal and external equipment of the silo are installed, such as conveying equipment, ventilation systems, etc.

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