Mast Lepley Storage Structures, Inc.

Methods of fill
Drive-thru fill
Dust collection

Waste management
Farm Silos
Stacking Tubes

  Storage Structures from Mast Lepley

Mast-Lepley supplies different kinds of storage silos for a variety of industrial, farm, aggregate applications – even pedestals to support elevated storage containers – with different methods for filling or unloading.
  There are many methods utilized to fill/unload
the silo. Some of these methods include:
tunnels (see photo at right)
bucket elevators
pneumatic fill lines

Method of Construction
The method of building concrete silos utilized by Mast-Lepley is called jump-form construction which entails the jumping and resetting of 4-foot-high forms on top of a previously poured form.
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Advantages of Concrete Silos:

Resistant to eccentric pressure: Because of the thickness of concrete walls, properly reinforced concrete walls are rigid and therefore resistant to eccentric pressures – created by nonfree-flowing materials that tend to bridge and collapse which creates suction on the roof and walls above the material level.

Supporting loads: Concrete walls are better at supporting the loads from an elevated hopper – which is why a 30-foot silo is often constructed from concrete.

Corrosive or hot material: Best storage choice for highly corrosive or hot material due to the reasonable inert properties of concrete which separates the material from the weight-bearing rebar.

Storage time: Silos that are built for long-term storage tend to have a larger volume, making concrete flat-bottom silos most appropriate.

Maximize space: If ground space for storage at your facility is limited – but not height – a concrete silo, which can be very tall, can hold volumes of material vertically with less foot pad area covered on your property for maximum space usage. And, multiple concrete silos take advantage of footpad area (see photo). In this way, concrete silos maximize storage in a limited space.

Thick walls: The thicker walls offer cooler temperatures during summer for sensitive materials; protection against freezing during sudden plunges to sub-zero weather.

Save fuel and field loss: Drier interior environment in oxygen-controlled silos saves fuel and field loss.

Products Frequently Stored
in ConcreteSilos
Wood Chips
Plastic Pellets
Fly Ash
Hogged Bark
Wood Waste
Sand and Aggregate
Bulk Materials
and other liquids

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