Customization Options for Stainless Steel Silos
Stainless steel silos are silos made completely from stainless steel. Stainless steel provides a variety of benefits over other silo materials for a variety of reasons. Stainless steel is more durable than plastic or aluminum, and it has a high corrosion resistance. Stainless steel is also resistant to contamination, which makes it ideal for storing liquids and materials that will be used for human or animal consumption. The metal will not leech into the material inside the silo, which also helps maintain the integrity of the product inside.
Stainless steel silo manufacturers can customize the appearance, size, and properties of each silo depending on the needs of the client. Some common customization options include:
Heat transfer jackets: This allows the material inside to stay warm while the outside of the silo remains cool. The media often used for this process includes water, ammonia, and glycol.
Agitation options: Some factories may want the option to agitate the silos to facilitate the mixing of ingredients or to prevent sticking. Most stainless steel silo manufacturers can provide horizontal or vertical agitation options.
Electric trace heating: Some manufacturers can add trace heating options to help maintain the desired temperature in the silo.
Cone bottom design: Cone bottoms are ideal for easy emptying of the silo. Some even come with cone skits, that help facilitate the emptying of the tanks when full of viscous liquids, such as syrup or sugar.
Customized access equipment: Your supplier can create access equipment that is unique to the use and placement of each silo in your factory.