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Air-formed concrete structures: More and better storage for less money

Storing dry bulk materials properly is a concern for any material handler or processor because most materials require storage at both ends of the shipping route and at various stations along the way. Good storage can give you the market edge by saving product and reducing your costs. Read this article for information about air-formed concrete structures that provide high-quality storage and easy reclaim at less cost than conventional storage vessels. Sections cover how the structure is built, structure benefits, reclaim systems, cost, and how to specify a structure for your application.

Whether you need to replace an existing storage vessel or install a new one, an increasingly popular vessel to consider is an air-formed concrete structure. The structure is a seamless dome of high-mass, reinforced concrete with an exterior layer of urethane foam insulation. The structure provides temperature- and humidity-controlled storage for virtually any dry bulk material and more storage volume for less surface area, and also has a lower installation cost than a conventional storage silo.

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