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New Slipform Fly Ash Silo Construction - Kentucky

Market: Power

Material Stored: Fly Ash

Silo Size: 45' diameter by 126' tall

Issue: Wet ash disposal to dry ash storage.

5 Silos for repair
Slipform silo, still under construction.


Slipform technology is an around the clock operation in which the work deck, pictured at the top of the silos, is made of wood and constantly ‘slips’ or moves upward. Reinforcement steel, block-outs and penetrations have to be put in place while constantly pouring concrete and moving the deck up vertically. This method of Slipform construction poses unique challenges to the construction of industrial silos and is more expensive than Jumpform construction.


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