Spiral Steel Silo - the Best Choice for Storing Lime

Mar 23, 2023Keywords: Spiral Steel Silo, Lime Silo, Lime Storage Silo

Lime Introduction
Lime is an air-hardening inorganic gelling material mainly composed of calcium oxide. Lime is made of products with high calcium carbonate content such as limestone, dolomite, chalk, and shells, which are calcined at 900-1100°C. The raw materials of lime are widely distributed, the production process is simple, and the cost is low. It is also an important raw material in the building material industry. And it is suitable for products in instrumentation, medicine, clothing, electronic telecommunications, leather, textile and other industries. Many companies have a large demand for lime in their production process. Therefore, how to store lime safely has become a concern of many manufacturers.

Conditions for Storing Lime
Quicklime (including lump ash and quicklime powder) has strong water absorption and hygroscopicity. It should be protected from moisture and must be stored in a dry, cool and ventilated environment. It should be stored separately from flammable (combustible) materials, acids, etc., and should not be stored together. Storage areas should be equipped with suitable materials to contain spills.

Why Choose Spiral Steel Silo to Store Lime?
SRON Spiral Steel Silo System generally includes: pneumatic lime feeding system, silo aeration system, lime discharging system, bulk truck loader system, bag packing system, packed bag palletizer or truck loading system, dust collector system, PLC control system, and related steel structures and platform and this storage silo system can ensure that the lime is stored and handled in a sealed manner to avoid contamination of the material by particles and moisture in the air to maintain its chemical integrity, while preventing lime particles from contaminating the air on site, thereby protecting the environment. Lime has good airtightness and can be stored in steel silos for a long time.

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Product Advantages of Spiral Steel Silo
Good Overall Performance and Long Service Life. During the construction process of lime steel silo, it is completely constructed by special equipment. During the rolling process, the outer wall of the silo is bitten into a spiral ridge that is 5 times the thickness of the material and 30mm-40mm wide, which greatly enhances the bearing capacity of the silo and makes the overall strength, stability, and shock resistance of the lime steel silo better than other silos. In addition, the material of the silo body can be selected according to the requirements of the anti-corrosion and grinding strength of the stored material, and the optimal plate ratio can be selected, so that its normal service life can reach 30-40 years, much longer than the service life of other silos.

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Good Airtight Performance and Wide Use. Because the lime steel silo adopts special equipment for rolling silo which can be bent and bitten, it can ensure the quality of any part of the silo body in terms of technology, so its sealing is particularly good, and it can store lime, cement, fly ash, slag powder and other powders. It is widely used in building materials industry, such as cement plants, power plants, and grinding stations.
Short Construction Period and Low Cost. The spiral lime steel silo is constructed on site, and the silo roof is installed on the ground. SRON is equipped with project engineers and professional workers for on-site construction. The spiral silo is rolled at the project site, with a high level of mechanization, which greatly reduces labor input. The spiral steel silo is made of thin steel plates, and the weight is only equivalent to the weight of the steel bars of the reinforced concrete silo of the same capacity, which greatly reduces the cost. For example, a spiral silo with a diameter of 15 meters, a height of 20 meters and a capacity of 5,000 tons can be completed in about 7 days under the leadership of the SRON team, which is beneficial for the owner to put into production faster.

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Small Floor Area and Easy to Manage. The spiral lime steel silo is different from other lime steel silos, and the height and diameter can be arbitrarily selected within a large range. The distance between the two silos is as small as 500 mm, which can make full use of the space and reduce the floor space. The spiral lime steel silo has a high degree of automation, and is equipped with temperature measurement, material level monitoring and other equipment, which is very convenient for users to manage.
High Strength and Light Weight. The continuous spiral undercut of the lime silo is five times the thickness of the base material, which greatly enhances the load resistance of the lime steel silo. The self-weight of the SRON spiral steel silo is only 1/6 of that of the concrete silo of the same volume. Its weight is the same as the weight of the steel bar of the concrete silo of the same volume, which can greatly reduce the load of the basic structure and the cost of building the silo.

Precautions When Storing Lime
During the storage and transportation of lime, attention should be paid to fire prevention and explosion protection. Because quicklime will mature rapidly under the action of water and release a lot of heat, care should be taken to prevent burnout or fire.
Quicklime should not be stored together with flammable, explosive or liquid substances to avoid fire and explosion.
Pay attention to respiratory protection when working, wear dust-proof fiber overalls, gloves, closed dust-proof glasses, and apply lubricating grease containing grease to prevent dust from entering.

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About SRON Silo Engineering

HENAN SRON SILO ENGINEERING Co., Ltd. is China leading reputable EPC Contractor for bulk materials storage silo project, closed storage yard, and bulk material port handling project for grain silo storage solution etc. SRON has the qualifications of Main Contractor for civil construction projects, Main Contractor for mechanical and electrical projects, and Specialized Contractor for steel structure project. We have the complete qualifications in the field of bulk material storage and transportation in China. 

SRON focuses on scientific and technological research, achieving new researching technologies each year. Currently we have 
65 patented technology, among which 8 are invention patents.

SRON have built projects in more than 30 countries and regions, including Russia, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, Mongolia, Philippines, Peru and so on, with more than 900 sets of steel silos and up to 3 million tons of materials storage capacities, SRON quality and reputation are highly recognized by global users. For more information about Sron Silo Engineering and the Storage silo solution, please 
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