Typically, silos are manufactured in aluminium but can be made in range of materials subject to their end use including concrete, stainless steel, coated steel and GRP/Plastic. In the food and plastics industries, the favoured choice is aluminium although stainless steel does offer some use in the storage of food ingredients. Stainless Steel silos are more common within the pharmaceutical industry.
- Easily welded
- Strong oxide layer to prevent contamination.
- Minimal maintenance issues.
Silo installation considerations:
- Storage materials
- Site positioning of the silo
- Size of the silo
How can Direct Engineering help your company?
Design - as part of any design for a new silo, Direct will always work to be compliant with the latest Construction Products Regulations. This gives the customer full assurance that the silos, pipework, gantries and ladders all have traceability and conform to obligatory structural requirements.
Manufacture - we will manufcture the new silo on site in our newly renovated facility. For more information on the manufacturing process please contact us directly.
Installation - Direct will provide full silo transportation, erection and installation service for new silos. Before any work is under taken a full and detailed site survey will be carried out to assess access, hazards, transportation, traffic and personnel. Liaising with the customers safety team all installations are always carried out by adopting safe working practices.