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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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Silos must be treated with respect

Some recent news headlines paint an alarming picture: “Cement worker’s body discovered in Bristol silo collapse“ “Worker presumed dead after fall in silo roof collapse in Medley“ “Two workers killed when silo collapses in Nueva Palmira“ “Truck driver killed after … Continue reading

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