Drive-Thru DomeSilo: Moving Product Made Simple
Dome Technology developed the Drive-Thru DomeSilo to allow companies to fill truck or rail directly from the storage structure and to speed up the process of product reception to delivery.
In general the Drive-Thru DomeSilo incorporates a fill pipe, storage vessel, stair or ladder access, scale, and appropriate foundation. Companies save by building a single drive-through storage facility that eliminates the need for multiple mechanical systems, operators, and structures.
This model allows for direct load-out, where stored product flows through a spout for direct load-out into the truck or rail. When storing products like cement or fly ash the dome provides nearly 100 percent reclaim utilizing a fully aerated floor. Gravity and other mechanical systems can be used to reclaim other types of stored products.
The system directly competes with bolted steel tanks and drive-through concrete silos. Due to unique construction techniques, this storage vessel is quickly constructed and very price competitive.
The Drive-Thru’s dimensions will vary by project and customer need; the silo size will likely range from 1,500 to 15,000 tons and work well storing the typical drive-through capacity of 4,000 to 10,000 tons. However, by utilizing a fluidized floor system, “you could easily apply this same concept to a 60,000-ton DomeSilo,” Dome Technology CEO Bradley Bateman said. “There is no limit on the storage size for this technology.”