Investigate Silo or Equipment Failures

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What are Silo or Equipment Failures?

Hundreds of industrial and farm silos, bins and hoppers experience some degree of failure each year due to improper design, faulty construction, and/or erratic operation.

Although failure may involve a catastrophic collapse of the structure, it can also display in less obvious forms, such as cracks in a concrete wall, wrinkles/dents in a steel shell, and/or bending/deflection of a support beam.  Even these more “minor” issues can be important danger signals, indicating that corrective measures are probably required.

Silo failure collapse

Silo completely collapses.

Silo failure cluster wrinkles

Silo failure in shape of cluster wrinkles.

Silo failure denting

Major denting in silo.

Silo failure collapse

Silo failure as the top of the vessel collapses.

Silo wrinkles

Silo wrinkles may look minor, but can in fact lead to major production issues.

Silo failure ring corrosion

Corrosion around the silo can lead to a variety of issues.


Why is Equipment Failure a Problem?

Silo or equipment failures can be costly in many ways. Failures often contribute to:

  • Complete unit shutdown
  • Increased labor costs
  • Personnel safety risks
  • Reduced production rate
  • Unscheduled maintenance
  • Litigation or liability
  • Poor process availability
  • Environmental hazards
Engineers discussing vessel designs at a manufacturing plant

When & Where Can Silo or Equipment Failures Occur?

  • Silos, bins, hoppers
  • Feeders, conveyors, chutes
  • Corrosion, erosion
  • Reactors or pressure vessels
  • Dryers or coolers
  • Silo inserts, supports, nozzles
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Jenike & Johanson engineer

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