What Is A Silo Used For?

What Is A Silo Used For?

Silos form an important function in the supply chain for a number of materials that, as consumers, we use on a daily schedule. Wherever you may travel around the globe, you’re never far from a silo storage unit, harbouring crops and other materials for when we need them. Did you know that early ancient civilisations such as the Mesopotamians and the Assyrians were the first people to use silos for storing grain?  What is a Silo used for?  The easy answer is storage, but the truth is that there are hundreds of different variations of silos, from grain silos to silos that contain valuable mined materials. The different kinds of silos are built according to the materials being stored and the concerns of the business. Nowadays you’ll commonly find tower silos. These silos can store a variety of different materials and are known for being identifiable on flat farming landscapes for their verticle towering form. Other forms of silos are the rarer bunker silos and bag silos used in a number of specialised agriculture and mining industries. Different Kinds of Tower Silos: tower silos come in many different sizes, but all tend to be cylindrical and tall structures. Silos differ most often with regards to their loading and unloading platforms. Some silos have multiple unloading points, while others have unloading systems created specifically for unloading into truck-mounted container platforms. Concrete grain elevators are the most common tower silos and are found all over the globe storing grain from local farming communities. These concrete stave silos can even be disassembled, and reassembled in a different location. Some concrete silos are so tall that they reach...