A reinforced concrete dome silo uniquely maintains structural integrity in extreme heat and fire conditions. Its designed strength provides superior explosion containment.
While fires are rare, real world examples have demonstrated that the always-in-compression double-curvature geometry of a dome silo is structurally stable under extreme fire and heat conditions. The reinforced concrete dome silo also provides excellent explosion containment. The smooth interior surface of a dome silo discourages build-up or caking of dust and stored materials, which has potential to self-combust or when dislodged can cause fire or explosion. These reduced risks offer potential insurance premium savings.