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Publication Date: 11/1999
Pages: 8
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Six steps to designing a storage vessel that really works

Designing a storage vessel for your plant requires a methodical approach. This article outlines six steps to follow in designing, installing, and starting up a storage vessel that successfully handles your bulk material under your operating conditions.

Have you experienced delays in starting up a new processing system? Or is your existing or new processing system performing poorly? Often the main culprit is a poorly designed storage vessel -- such as a bin, silo, or hopper -- somewhere in the system. An improperly designed storage vessel is also more likely to fail structurally than other plant equipment and is more prone to dust explosions or fires and to releasing hazardous emissions. These problems produce unsafe conditions for your workers and the community surrounding your plant.

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