Storing materials in bulk is not a problem if we install a silo.
In a traditional way, and since ancient Greece, this type of construction has facilitated the life of all people dedicated in some way to agricultural production. At present, silos have nothing (or almost) to do with those of ancient Greece. They have evolved adapting to new materials and the needs of people.
But what exactly is a silo and what are its characteristics?
What is a silo?
The RAE defines silo as a dry place where wheat or other grains, seeds or forage are kept.
The objective of the silo from the beginning was to keep agricultural products in time for future consumption.
Grain storage, for example, is very complicated due to the characteristics of the product itself. Silos currently have the purpose of storing materials ranging from grain to cement to minerals in bulk, maintaining the properties of each one and facilitating not only their conservation but also their subsequent extraction for distribution.
In a usual way, a silo is a vertical and cylindrical construction, supported on a structure that facilitates the discharge of the product. But there are multiple types depending on the purpose of their use.
Well designed silo
The first thing is the quality of the material.
Depending on the type of product we have to design the silo and its auxiliary elements.
And finally the maintenance and care of the silo. Maintaining its seal, avoiding moisture and especially its breakage, will guarantee quality silage.
What are silos used for?
The purpose of silos is the storage and in some cases the transport of bulk products.
Depending on the type of product and your needs, they are suitable to perform more functions.
For example, applied to construction, some silos can incorporate mixers for the preparation of mortar. An important part of the silo is the hopper, which is the chute through which the product will come out. Depending on its characteristics, the hopper will vary and adapt.
What is the height of a silo?
The size of the silo varies, but the usual is that it varies between 2 and 40 meters. Depending on the material, space, etc., a larger or smaller size will be recommended.
How to manufacture a good silage?
Silage is the storage process of the bulk product.
To make a good silage, you not only have to have the product at the right time for storage, but also use a silo according to conservation needs. Ensuring the absence of moisture and tightness during the process is essential.