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Components in Storage Structure for Bulk Solids – Hopper Attachment in Bins and Silos (Part 3)

Co-Author: Jesús Chávez Sagarnaga My definition of “hopper” is a sloped wall converging structure suspended along its top edge from the vertical wall portion of the bin or silo. Hoppers can be conical, wedge, pyramidal or a combination of these shapes. … Continue reading

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Beware the hazards of collapsing bulk solids

Recently there was a sad and sobering story on the news: three girls died after they were buried in canola seed while playing on a grain truck at their family farm in Alberta. One girl was 13 and her twin … Continue reading

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Silo Dynamics?

Have you ever heard of or come across a silos enthusiast or hobbyist? Probably not, unless you know someone working for Jenike & Johanson! No wonder, silos are not the most exciting or appealing object for appreciation. Silos are plain, … Continue reading

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