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Publication Date: 11/2011
Pages: 5
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Selecting a cost-effective concrete dome for high-volume powder storage

Learn about some dome basics, what goes into selecting a cost-effective dome, and how to choose a powder-withdrawal pneumatic floor system with low installation and operating costs.

A concrete dome is a great choice for storing large volumes of dry bulk powders. Compared with a conventional silo, the dome has inherent design advantages: The dome is fat, making it lower to the ground than a silo of similar volume and more resistant to seismic and wind loads. Unlike a silo, which requires a large foundation, often with pilings, to resist these loads, the dome bears directly on the soil, reducing the dome's cost.

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