Types of Used Silos for Sale

A silo is a structure for storing bulk materials. They are commonly used in agriculture for grain storage and fermented feed known as silage. Silos come in several types including tower, bunker and bag silos.

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Grain Silos

Grain silos (also known as grain bins or grain elevators) are ventilated steel structures in the form of a cylinder. They are used to store different types of cereal grains, such as wheat, corn, barley and rye. They can also be used to store other products such as animal feed and fuels.

A metal grain storage silo has a roof with an inspection hatch, a service ladder and a system for layer-by-layer temperature control of the stored product. Air ducts are attached to the roof to create active ventilation. The wavy-profile galvanized steel panels are connected using bolts with polymer sealing gaskets.

Famtun hopper bottom steel silo is designed for short-term storage of grain crops and other similar materials in the form of operational grain parties or for accumulation of substandard products before cleaning and drying processes. Its structure is based on thin sheet steel, which makes it more affordable and easier to manage than concrete silos of the same volume.

Cement Silos

Cement silos provide a cost-effective alternative to bagged cement. By reducing the time and effort needed to transport cement bags from the truck to the mixer, used silos for sale can save money in both labor and fuel costs. This savings is compounded if you consider the added benefit of a silo's ability to reduce exposure to airborne dust.

A steel cement silo is a closed warehouse storage of bulk materials, suitable for grain, cement and fly ash. It is equipped with material level system, which can display the location of the material. It is also equipped with hole device to solve material knots caused by long-term storage.

The structure of a cement silo is usually composed of the warehouse, ladders, guardrails, feeding pipes, dust collectors and pressure relief valves. It is used to store a variety of dry small granular materials or powders, such as cement, fly ash, dry sand and chemical powders. It is widely applied to intermediate mixers, dry powder mortar plants and highways, railways, tunnels and bridges.

Wood Chip Silos

Wood chip silos are designed to store wood waste, such as sawdust and shavings. They are used in businesses that generate a large amount of wood waste, such as sawmills and woodworking shops. These silos are made from metal or concrete and can be found in both residential and commercial settings.

The cost-effective production of pulp, paper, and panelboard is dependent on efficient storage of the raw material: wood chips. They need to be stored in a suitable volume, and they need to be equipped with the right discharge equipment. Humidity control is also crucial to prevent the pellets from deteriorating and losing their functionality.

A pulp mill in China needed reliable level measurement for their 7 m high wood chips silos. They opted for the Flowline gimballed solids radar level sensor because it performs well in tall, dusty applications with varying angles of repose. The system is characterized by its robust design and simple operation.

Bag Silos

Bag silos are a new technology which offers an innovative solution to grain storage. They are a simple and cost-effective alternative to permanent grain bins and silos. They can also help reduce post-harvest losses and offer farmers more flexibility when it comes to marketing their crops.

Silo bags are placed on a clean, dry surface which is free from any sharp objects or steep slopes. The bag is then filled with grains and sealed. The hermetic environment created within the bag quickly consumes available oxygen and eliminates aerobic microbial activity. The remaining carbon dioxide is then used to preserve the grain.

The North America silo bags market is expected to grow significantly due to the increasing demand for agricultural produce and reduced capital investment required for purchasing permanent storage structures. Additionally, increased adoption of eco-friendly materials and government regulations curbing polymer use could drive the demand for these grain bags. Moreover, the silo bags are a convenient option for farmers as they can store crops near their fields and avoid the logistics of transporting them to permanent storage sites.