Storage silos -- steel or concrete?
Should you install a steel or concrete bulk storage silo? This article looks at several of the factors that can help you decide, including your operational requirements, site limitations, construction requirements, silo life, and cost.
Bulk material storage silos play a vital role in many industrial plants, storing materials as diverse as coal, unprocessed fly ash, plastic granules, raw grain, and flour. Silos can store materials for the long term or store frequently cycled materials for processing.