Storing bulk materials

Bulk materials such as sawdust, wood shavings, lime, etc. can be easily stored in storage silos, which allow you to:

  • contain a significant amount of product (up to 12,000 m³) within a controlled environment;
  • reduce the risk of fire or explosion;
  • save time in the transfer of materials from one process step to another;
  • recover space that can be allocated to other purposes.

Bulk materials are introduced into the silos by pneumatic transport systems or mechanical conveyors, which transport the materials inside pipes, driven by air and even over long distances. The stored product is then extracted from the bottom of the silo using appropriate extraction systems.
If there is potentially explosive material, the storage silos and extraction systems are developed and manufactured in compliance with EU Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX).


More details about the solution

In order to meet the diverse needs of its customers as effectively as possible, Mion Ventoltermica designs, manufactures and installs storage silos with different capacities (from 50 to 12000 m³) and with different structural forms (cylindrical, conical and rectangular).
Mion Ventoltermica storage silos are also designed and constructed on the basis of the following aspects:

  • type, shape, grain size and acidity of the material to be stored;
  • amount of material to be stored;
  • specific gravity;
  • stickiness;
  • moisture.

The stored product is subsequently extracted from the bottom of the silo using an extraction system.
Mion Ventoltermica manufactures storage silos in accordance with the requirements of UNI EN ISO 3834-3 (process/product certification – quality of welding and smelting of metals), UNI EN 1090-1 (execution of steel structures), Technical Construction Standards relating to certification of Transformation Centre N. 2763/13 and, more generally, in compliance with Italian laws and European directives.
If there is potentially explosive material, our machines are designed and built in accordance with EU Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX), with evaluation and analysis of the explosion risk for the specific type of bulk goods.

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