Silo Repair of Rusted Hoops, Broken Staves and Wall Failure - Oklahoma
Material Stored: Aggregates
Silo Size: 28' diameter by 58' tall
Issue: Rusted hoops, broken staves and wall failure
Pictured above is a silo that was constructed with concrete staves and utilized steel galvanized hoops around the silo for structural integrity. Marietta Silos was called in after failure to inspect this silo and provide recommendation for repair. This silo demonstrated rusted and broken hoops, broken staves and silo walls that failed about 10' down from the roof.
This could have been prevented with regular inspections of these stave silos. Silos are a bulk storage and material handling system that requires preventive maintenance the same as all other operating equipment in the process.