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Publication Date: 11/1991
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How to specify a storage silo

If you've had problems getting material into or out of a storage silo, you may be daunted by the prospect of specifying a new silo. If so, take heart: This article tells you how to prepare a detailed purchasing specification for a silo that will meet your operating requirements. Sections cover primary factors to consider, secondary factors to consider, and writing the specification.

The ideal storage silo is one that's installed and then virtually forgotten; the silo reliably and efficiently receives, stores, and discharges material day after day with little or no maintenance. While a silo's function may appear simple, selecting one that performs reliably isn't easy.

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