Limestone Storage Silo
Limestone is a type of sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams, and molluscs. Its major materials are the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).
The limestone storage silo is one of the most commonly used containers in lime storage industry. The materials for the construction of the lime silo include double-sided galvanized coils, pattern plates, channel steels, and steel sections. To fit different use requirements, the engineers can design and build steel silos of various specifications, capacities and volumes, ranging from 10,000 tons to 50,000 tons.
Limestone silo consists of powder storehouse body, a discharging pipe and a silo top platforms, escalators, dust removal system, pressure and vacuum release valve, material position indicator, flow system, weighing feeder.
Limestone Storage Silo Advantages
- Economic overall cost
Our professional engineers will design the most economical plan for our customers. The advanced spiral folding technology also made our silos less expensive.
- High strength
The design and structure of our limestone silos could minimize the effect of earthquake, guarantee the safety of the silo.
- High construction efficiency
With our experienced construction team and advanced equipments, our limestone silos can be constructed with high efficiency.
- High automatic level
The operation of our limestone silos are high automatic, and it is very convenient to maintain.
- Great air-tight and anti-corrosion
High quality galvanized steel and the double-seaming technology gave our lime silos outstanding anti-corrosion ability and air-tightness.
Limestone is represented by calcite crystallites. The crystal morphology is complex. It often assumes scalenohedral and rhombohedral, light gray or blue-gray dense block, granular, nodular and porous structure.
Limestone has a hardness of 3, a density of 2.6-2.9, a melting point of 825°C, and it decomposes into calcium oxide and carbon dioxide between 830-1,020°C. Limestone will inflate and dissolve when it encounters dilute acid.
Limestone has numerous uses: as a building material, an essential component of concrete (Portland cement), as aggregate for the base of roads, as white pigment or filler in products such as toothpaste or paints, as a chemical feedstock for the production of lime, as a soil conditioner, or as a popular decorative addition to rock gardens.