Sand and gravel refers to particles with a diameter of 0.074 to 2 mm formed by rain erosion or artificial milling after weathering. Sand is divided into many types, such as river sand, sea sand, metal sand, sand after natural sandstone pulverization, and so on. The main component of ordinary sand is silicon dioxide (SiO2).
With the vigorous development of the world economy, infrastructure construction has been taking place. The use of sand is also increasing. Natural sand has been difficult to meet people’s needs. So the machine made sand began to be widely used. Machine made sand refers to the sand processed by sand making machines and other ancillary equipment. The finished products are more regular and can be processed into sands of different rules and sizes according to different process requirements.
How to Store Sand
Traditionally, sand is generally stored in plastic sheds built on the stockyard with steel components. However, some sites in the stockyards are not solid, flat and clean, and are likely to cause secondary pollution to the sand. Moreover, various types of sand storing on the stockyard cannot be completely separated, they could easily mix with each other, so that the quality of sand cannot be guaranteed. If the pile height of the sand is too high, it cannot ensure that the top is flat, which can easily cause the stack to collapse, the loading efficiency of transport vehicles would also be very low.
The most important thing is that with the increasing emphasis on environmental protection, if sand is piled up in the open air, it will easily cause sand blow in windy weather and cause air pollution. This will not be able to meet the standards of environmental protection and will not be conducive to the health of residents.
For machine made sand producers, the environmental pressure they face is even greater. If the problem of environmental protection that occurs during the production and storage of sand cannot be solved, the company will not be able to establish a foothold and will not be able to survive.
This is where the steel silo storage system came in. The sand silo could perfectly solve the problem of sand storage, specifically in:
- The environment pollution is solved. The sand silo not only guaranteed the high-quality air environment and production conditions of the plant area, but also cause zero pollution to the surrounding environment. We can say that it achieves a good and harmonious coexistence of economic and social benefits.
- The quality of sand can be well maintained. The sand silo eliminates potential secondary pollution to the sand, and maintains the physical and chemical properties of it, such as humidity, temperature, and impurity content. This provides a reliable guarantee for the quality of the storage sand.
- The loading and unloading efficiency of the storage sand can also be largely enhanced with the sand silo system.
Why Choose Us?
We use high quality galvanized steel to build our frac sand silos. The sand silos we manufacture combine the advantages of large capacity and light weight. And its short construction period and small floor space can also largely save engineering costs.
Due to the unique spiral folding technology we used in our sand silo, its sealing performance is very good, it can prevent moisture and fire, and it is easy to realize mechanized production and automatic control.
We solve sand storage problems with efficient and professional skill, helping you to create higher value. If you have any thoughts in sand storage, please feel free to drop us an e-mail or leave us a message.
The Material Properties & Industrial Uses of Sand
Material Properties of Sand
The structure of different kinds of sand varies greatly. Some sand particles are of uniform thickness and some are of different sizes. Some sands have good roundness of debris, while others have sharp edges.
Sand is a loose material, but its hardness is large, and its chemical properties are stable under the surface environment. For sandstone, its weathering resistance is very strong, especially the silica sandstone, its hardness can exceed granite.
Industrial Uses of Sand
Today, the use of sand is very extensive. Due to its good hardness and stable chemical properties, sand has been a very important building material since ancient times. It is mainly used in the fields of building construction, road construction, filtration, smelting of supercapacitors, and is also the main material for glass production.
Sand is one of the main components of concrete and mortar and is a bulk material for civil engineering. It usually contains a small amount of soil, and the specific content of the soil is limited by the level of the building.