A Midlands based food company has installed two new 80 tonne Barton Fabrications flour silos. The aluminium silo specialist has also been contracted to upgrade two of its existing silos at the site.
Two new Barton Fabrications silos at Midlands based food company
The 20 metre high storage silos are linked by a high level gantry and are made to Barton’s ‘Penthouse’ design. This incorporates an enclosure at the top of the silo which houses filtration and metering equipment and accommodates the explosion panels necessary for ATEX compliance. The enclosure provides a safe, weather protected working environment for maintenance and calibration activities. In addition, it minimises the risk of contamination during these procedures.
Commenting on the installation, Mark Barton MD at Barton Fabrications said:
"We were pleased to be selected for the installation / upgrade work in recognition of the long, trouble-free service of the existing silos and our now well established ‘Penthouse’ ATEX compliant design. We worked closely with both the engineering contractor and customer to ensure minimum production disruption - the removal, refurbishment and re-installation of each silo was achieved in just three days."
Barton Fabrications is the UK’s leading aluminium silo manufacturer producing a range of bespoke silos including standard, clad and ‘Penthouse’ design ATEX complaint silos for the food and plastics industries.