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Publication Date: 11/2000
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Silo problems: Prevention hurts less than the cure

Poorly maintained silos can end up with flow problems, contaminated material, and reduced storage space. You can prevent these problems by regular inspection and cleaning.

Whether you're storing corn flour, cement, dog food, or other dry bulk materials in silos, it's critical to consider what problems these innocuous storage towers can cause in your plant. And the biggest problems tend to come from ignoring two simple steps: regular inspection and cleaning. Here are some basic questions and answers about silo maintenance.

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