Six new aluminium and stainless steel silos have been installed by Barton Fabrications at IKO plc. The major contract awarded by the specialists in roofing waterproofing is part of a £2million+ plant investment. Capability in providing a single source of liquid and powder storage for IKO’s first silo installation, plus technical support provided during silo specification, helped Barton to secure the order.
Three stainless steel and three aluminium silos have been installed at IKO’s Chesterfield site. The stainless steel silos each stand 9m tall with a capacity for 100,000 litres of liquid plasticiser. The 12 metre high aluminium silos are used for dry powders: these contain non-flammable materials in the form of PVC resin and calcium carbonate. The silos are all fitted with load cells, ladders and hand-rails for safety and ease of operation.
Newly installed silos at IKO’s Chesterfield site
Commenting on what impressed him about Barton’s service, Andrew McArthur Engineering Manager of IKO plc said:
“Barton Fabrications were able to provide a single source of silos for both liquid and powder storage. They guided us through the specification process and liaised with our materials handling engineering company to ensure that the specification, installation and commissioning all ran smoothly.
“As the site is close to residential housing, a key requirement of the plant design has been to minimise environmental impact. Barton Fabrications worked closely with us to keep the height of the silos to the level of the roofline. The construction quality of the vessels has also been impressive.”
Barton Fabrications is the UK’s leading silo manufacturer for the food and plastics industries.
The company regularly works closely with all the key European materials handling engineering contractors simplifying the silo specification process and ensuring trouble free installation and commissioning.