Bins and Tower Silos: Steel or Concrete


While a steel silo or bin is designed and constructed by a custom steel fabricator, concrete Silo must be built on-location. Construction impacts not only convenience, but also business operations—plus the weather and the useful life of concrete add difficult time constraints. The useful life of concrete is just 2-3 hours before it begins losing its optimal characteristics.


The design and construction process for concrete Silo is a dynamic. It involves more people, more time, and ultimately higher costs. A custom steel fabricator can deliver a steel silo and erect it while also installing any accessories you may need at a fraction of the cost.


Steel silos and bins generally deliver greater storage capacity per dollar spent. Both steel silos and concrete silos are airtight if designed and erected/constructed correctly, but steel silos hold an advantage in aeration. Short/wide steel silos and steel bins are more resilient to outside temperature because of their aeration systems. Additionally, the foundation requirements for steel silos are not as strict as those for concrete Silo. The load-bearing requirements of concrete Silo are very strict because of the added weight of their building material.

Shanghai silo machinery equipment Co. Ltd. is a professional manufacturer for silo making machine and environmental engineering.

In 2002 our company successfully developed the first set of SM40 type steel silo equipment and opened the broad market for spiral steel silo matched machines. In 2005,we successfully developed the SM30 type,which has the advantage of saving raw material and is more suitable for the construction site actual needs.At present,we has successfully developed the SM50 type large steel silo equipment,which is sure to make steel silo equipment has the new breakthrough,and is a new milestone for the development of steel silo equipment.Our products:Steel Silo Grain Steel Silo Silo Machine

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