Wood pellets—when consistent conditions are key
Dome Technology built the first wood-pellet storage dome and has built all of the wood-pellet storage domes in the world. The dome provides the perfect solution for storing wood pellets compared to flat storages and silos.
- Airtight nature: Our domes are completely airtight, lending themselves to much flexibility when managing pellets. Because pellets self-heat and can self-combust when stored for extended periods, pacification systems can be used to pacify and store the product.
- Explosion protection: Domes storing wood pellets can be built with an explosion panels in the apex that seal out moisture but are also designed to release in a deflagration event. The energy from a potential deflagration event is directed away from the personnel and equipment. In addition, the dome doesn’t have roof beams or trusses that collect dust as compared to flat storages and silos, eliminating the concern of dust build-up that could add to a potential fire or deflagration event.
- More storage, smaller footprint: Warehouses and flat-storage structures can only be built so tall; with domes, customers can store more product in a smaller footprint, stacking it deeper and taking up less valuable property at the site. While it is common for businesses to require multiple buildings for flat storage, one dome will likely accommodate the same amount of material in one structure. The dome’s double curvature lends itself to strength and the ability to build up, rather than out. Increased storage means more opportunities to make money by moving tons into and out of the dome, maximizing business efforts as product is moved through the facility.
- Waterproof membrane and insulation: Our domes are completely waterproof, preventing pellets from exposure to moisture that causes them to degrade or self-heat. The dome’s insulated nature also prevents heating and cooling of the walls and air inside, thus preventing condensation from forming and protecting the integrity of the product. Temperature fluctuations are tempered, so self-heating is mitigated.