Silo interior with hygienic sealed skirt
Aptech (Powder Systems) Ltd, innovators in and integrators of bulk material handling processes, has just installed a 40 tonne Barton Fabrications silo for flour storage at a UK bakery. The silo features Barton’s unique hygienic sealed skirt design, which allows the use of load cells for accurate content management while keeping the area below the silo clean, dry and free from vermin.
Commenting on the silo design and process equipment installation, Richard Cleaver, Project Engineer at Aptech said:
Barton’s double door design
silo for easy maintenance
“The client wanted a large capacity silo, but local planning restrictions constrained the design height of the storage vessel. Barton was able to meet the challenges of the brief with an 8 metre high, 4.2metre diameter silo.
“The silo and powder handling equipment ensures flour is stored in a clean, de-humidified environment which ensures clump free movement and eliminates the possibility of mould growth. The new installation provides automatic dispensing of flour to the customer’s production line, which saves both time and labour.”
A double door design incorporated into Barton’s silo supplied to Aptech allows easy access to the ‘below silo’ area for ease of maintenance of the bulk material handling equipment.