Silo Cleaning Ameliorated
Loss in capacity, fluctuations in material flow rates, system blockage etc. these are some of the signs of the accumulation of compacted material in material storage vessels that are used to store raw materials, partially processed material and final products within various production processes across different industries.
In the case of silos, the traditional, manual cleaning methods had significant cost implications in the form of prolonged outages of the affected areas, increased manpower needs for executing cleaning operations as well as major health and safety concerns as human beings performed the cleaning operations inside the confined spaces.
However owing to major advancements in silo cleaning technologies; silo cleaning operations are continuously being rendered:
- Faster: employ faster mechanised technics
- Safer: no human entry
- More efficient: consistence in cleaning results
- Less manpower intensive: minimal number of operators
The video shows one such system; a silo whip system in action: