Tag Archives: storage structures

Feasibility Study Assistance

Pre-feasibility study, feasibility study, front-end-loading (FEL 1 and 2), whatever you might call the upfront work in deciding whether or not a bulk solids handling project should go through, we can help. A feasibility study is the analysis of how … Continue reading

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Silo inspection: Be proactive not reactive

Changing the oil in my car may be the least favorite chore that I have to do on a regular basis. Taking 30 minutes to sit in a garage while the oil is drained and replaced is a huge hassle, … Continue reading

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Whiteboard Friday: Effective Head

Our Project Engineer Josh Marion about effective head and why we use it.

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Interaction Effects Between Silos and Supporting Structures

As one of the most remarkable structures from medieval era, Leaning Tower of Pisa is worldwide known not only as a symbol of national monument but also as a pleasant engineering mistake. The tower has leaned from the start because … Continue reading

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Can a tank designed to store a liquid be used to store a bulk solid?

Clients sometimes ask me if a storage tank that was designed – and often being used – for storing a liquid can be converted to store a bulk solid. Basically they are asking, “Will the material-induced loads exerted by my … Continue reading

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Friction and Problems

Read about how the Egyptians solved their friction problems while building the great pyramids. Today friction still causes issues that aren’t so easily solved! Continue reading

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Bulk Solids Storage Structures – Rehabilitation and Modification

I am on vacation in México at the moment enjoying family and the nice weather.  Certainly, my vacations do not relate to storage structures but they do make me think about all the emerging economies in the world, such as … Continue reading

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