Tag Archives: structural design

What’s the solution so I know how to budget the project?

This is a common question we are asked by clients with bulk solids flow problems in their plant. Typical problems might be: Segregation and blending issues resulting in product reject Material bridging/arching and ratholing in a bin causing a no-flow … Continue reading

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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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Training – you get the “bang for your buck”?!

Let me ask a simple question – can you recall the last time you received effective training that yielded an immediate payback/return-on-investment (ROI)? If you can recall this training event, can you think why it was effective and impactful?  What … Continue reading

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It’s a New Year – Time to Reflect and Plan

It’s that time again – a new year is upon us providing a fresh start. Our bellies are full of treats and our minds have had time to rest. We reflect on all that was accomplished in 2016 and plan … Continue reading

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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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Corrosion: A damaging ingredient for metal bins and silos

You may have heard of silo failures around the globe. Why do such failures still occur? The reasons are varied but generally one or more of the following: Design Constraints: Loads exerted on silo structures are not well defined in … Continue reading

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Introduction to Flow Aids

It is not hard to imagine that early in our evolution the first people to store powder or ground material in a container very quickly found themselves hitting the container to get the stuff out. This was usually caused by … Continue reading

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You Never Know Where A Site Visit Might Take You.

If a client has an existing problem, or is starting work on a new project, it is very important to get on-site to discuss our work. Going on-site allows us to efficiently gather the most information about the project. If a … Continue reading

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The case of the singing silo.

Barry had just started to work third shift at the plant a few weeks ago when he heard “it” the first time. Walking down the line because for some reason the conveyor wasn’t quite being filled quite enough; must be … Continue reading

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