An aerial shot of the Hammerstone limestone quarry in Alberta, Canada. Quarries like this are the source for Limestone stored in domes at ports, plants, and elsewhere around the world.Hammerstone 2012, by jasonwoodhead23, is used under the CC BY 2.0 license. Use of this image does not constitute an endorsement from the subject or author.
Limestone—sizing up storage options
Storing limestone is a weighty matter, and designing the proper storage system is critical to the overall success and economy of a project. A dome is the perfect storage system.
Firm foundations: No matter how heavy your load, Dome Technology can customize a foundation system to support it. Based on geotechnical analysis and an understanding of your product, our team provides innovative foundation options for an overall economical system.
More storage, smaller footprint: With domes, customers can store more product in a smaller footprint, stacking it deeper and taking up less valuable property at the site than compared to a flat storage. And compared to a concrete silo, the dome allows you to store more limestone in the same footprint and height due to the fact that product can be stored inside the entire dome structure.
If the ever-growing Dome Technology portfolio is any indication, domes are becoming a go-to solution for companies storing a wide variety of dry-bulk products. In 2022 Dome Technology’s team tackled 17 construction projects for products ranging from salt to sugar with wood pellets topping the list in frequency. In 2021 the number of construction projects […]
Grain companies looking to increase storage at existing sites can maximize their investment by selecting a DomeSilo from Dome Technology. By building a new structure on an existing footprint, companies gain greater storage capacity as the DomeSilo is built upward, not outward, requiring no additional land. Dome Technology pioneered the reinforced-concrete dome concept more than […]
A company that manages more than 150 miles of roadway in the Midwest utilizes eleven salt storage facilities, each holding the amount of salt needed for a season’s worth of winter weather on a specific stretch of highway. But just like salt breaks down ice, it also deteriorates wood, and in 2019, some of these existing wooden […]