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A metal silo is a round or rectangular metal structure used for storing bulk materials, especially grains and other granular substances. Typically made from steel or other durable metal materials, they possess high durability and strength, capable of withstanding significant weight and pressure.

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metal silo Introduction

A metal silo is a round or rectangular metal structure used for storing bulk materials, especially grains and other granular substances. Typically made from steel or other durable metal materials, they possess high durability and strength, capable of withstanding significant weight and pressure. The design and construction of metal silos aim to provide long-term, safe, and efficient storage solutions while facilitating the loading and unloading of materials.

Metal silo features

Structural Stability

The structural design of metal silos ensures high stability and durability, capable of withstanding various environmental conditions such as wind, rain, snow, and temperature fluctuations.

Material Durability

Made from metal materials like steel, metal silos possess excellent corrosion resistance and rust protection, making them suitable for a wide range of climates and environments.

Capacity and Scale

Metal silos can be designed in various sizes and capacities, ranging from small-capacity silos for use on farms to large-capacity silos for industrial-level applications.

Loading and Unloading Efficiency

Metal silos are typically equipped with automated loading and unloading systems, such as conveyor belts, screw conveyors, and pneumatic conveying systems, to enhance efficiency and reduce labor requirements.

Airtightness and Waterproofing

The design of metal silos ensures good airtightness and waterproofing, protecting the stored materials from moisture and other environmental influences.

Ventilation and Temperature Control

To maintain the quality of stored materials, metal silos may be fitted with ventilation systems and temperature control equipment to regulate the internal environment.

Easy Maintenance

The maintenance of metal silos is relatively straightforward due to the durability of metal materials, which are easy to clean and inspect.

Versatility

In addition to storing grain, metal silos can also be used for storing other bulk materials, such as chemical raw materials, cement, ores, and more.

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metal silo structure

Silo Body

  • Shape: Metal silos can be cylindrical, square, rectangular, polygonal, or other geometric shapes to optimize space and facilitate material flow.
  • Materials: Typically constructed from durable metals such as steel to ensure the strength and longevity of the structure.

Silo Cover

  • Function: The cover protects stored materials from environmental factors such as wind, rain, and dust.
  • Design: It can be fixed or removable to facilitate the loading and unloading of materials.

Silo Walls

  • Deep and Shallow Silos: According to the “Silo Code,” silos are categorized as deep or shallow based on the ratio of the calculated height of the stored material to the silo’s internal diameter or the short side of the rectangular silo.
  • Load-bearing: The wall design must account for the loads exerted by the stored material, including horizontal pressures, vertical friction forces, and possible normal and tangential loads on the silo walls.

Funnel

  • Arrangement: Funnels are usually located at the bottom of the silo to facilitate the smooth discharge of materials.
  • Design: They can be circular or polygonal, with dimensions and angles designed according to practical requirements.

Lower Silo Structure

  • Components: Includes the foundation structures that support the silo, such as raft foundations or pile foundations.
  • Design: Must consider the stability and load-bearing capacity of the entire silo structure.

Upper Silo Structure

  • Function: May include accessways and equipment platforms for operation and maintenance.
  • Design: Needs to be coordinated with the overall silo structure design to ensure the stability of the structure.

Loading and Unloading System

  • Automation: Modern metal silos may be equipped with automated loading and unloading systems, such as conveyor belts and screw conveyors, to improve efficiency.

Additional Structures

  • Stairs and Elevators: For the entry and maintenance of operating personnel, silos sometimes include stairs and elevators.
  • Ventilation and Temperature Control: To maintain the quality of stored materials, silos may be fitted with ventilation systems and temperature control equipment.

Seismic Design

  • Mass Adjustment: According to the “Code for Design of Reinforced Concrete Silo GB50077-2003,” when calculating seismic forces, the mass of each floor should be adjusted to reflect the effective mass of the stored materials.

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Metal silo technical parameters

Scientifically speaking, the Silo capacity should be measured with volume (m3). Even in the same grain Silo, the storage tons will be different for different grains with different densities. The following table is calculated based on a  Silo density of 0.75kg/m3, and surely HKB customizes  Silo systems unique for you.

Most Popular Hopper Bottom Steel Silo Technical Specifications
Capacity 50Ton 100Ton 150Ton 200Ton 300Ton 500Ton 1000Ton 1500Ton
Model TCZK

03605

TCZK

04507

TCZK

05507

TCZK

06406

TCZK

07307

TCZK

07313

TCZK

11010

TCZK

12811

Diameter(m) 3.667 4.584 5.500 6.417 7.334 7.334 11.000 12.834
Total Height(m) 9.56 12.53 13.25 12.85 14.70 21.42 20.95 23.51
Volume(m³)

Density:0.75ton/m³

69 150 222 273 415 699 1346 2039
Most Popular Flat Bottom Steel Silo Technical Specifications
Capacity 1000Ton 1500Ton 2000Ton 2500Ton 3000Ton 5000Ton 8000Ton 10000Ton
Model TCK

10014

TCK

11915

TCK

13715

TCK

15514

TCK

15518

TCK

18321

TCK

24718

TCK

25621

Diameter(m) 10.084 11.918 13.750 15.584 15.584 18.334 24.751 25.668
Total Height(m) 18.69 20.34 20.87 20.30 24.78 28.60 26.99 30.60
Volume(m³)

Density: 0.75ton/m³

1335 2009 2701 2467 4145 6693 10879 13484
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