Marietta Silos worked on five silos that were constructed with concrete staves and utilized steel galvanized hoops around the silo for structural integrity.
Beam pockets are a critical point on the silo as these roof beams hold up the roof slab and all the necessary equipment to operate the bulk storage system.
To add structural integrity to the existing silo before failure, a collar wall utilizing reinforced, poured in place, concrete jump-form technology was added.
The suspended cone broke loose from the silo walls and fell straight down, destroying all the discharge equipment below and blowing out the silo wall. Due to the damages, this silo was deemed irreparable by professional engineers.
Steel galvanized hoops were installed around this silo's weak zone to try to prevent failure and keep the wall intact.
Steel galvanized hoops were installed around the weak zone to help prevent failure. Failure was due mainly to the initial design of the silo.
Three concrete silos coated with a specifically designed cementitious coating with a bonding agent.
It is imperative that stave silos be inspected regularly to ensure their safe, efficient operability.
Repairs needed when the asymmetric flow caused concrete delamination and exterior concrete began to crack.
Rusted hoops, broken staves and wall failure could have been prevented with regular inspections.
It is imperative that stave silos be inspected regularly to ensure their safe operability.
Regular inspections can help prevent devastating outcomes.