CONCRETE VS STEEL: WHY STEEL SILOS FAIL
Early storage Silo, primarily used by farmers for the bulk storage of corn, were built using wood, brick, stone, or galvanized steel throughout the late 19th century. The use of concrete for the construction of storage Silo revolutionized the industry in the early 20th century and expanded the use of storage silos beyond the farm. Today, both steel and concrete silos are commonly used in industry for the storage of ash, coal, lime, aggregate and more. While often less expensive upfront, steel silos have inherent limitations and pose a number of safety risks.
Overall, concrete offers numerous advantages and provides better structural stability than steel or aluminum in the construction of storage Silo. Concrete better resists internal pressure that causes buckling, splitting and other failures of steel silos like abrasive internal wear from stored materials and corrosion. Using concrete in place of steel for the construction of storage Silo eliminates these risks when combined with proper maintenance and inspection.
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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