Square silos in the chemical industry are not very common. But as in every other industry, space is scarce. The Flint Group’s heatset ink production site in the Netherlands recognized the benefits of square as to round silos.
The tradeoff in this special case was between the limited height as restricted by the authorities and the desired silo capacity related to the production process.
This resulted in a design with fairly large bin sizes over 4 meters. As it concerns very fine powders down to 1 micron, the silo will be welded completely at the inside. The modular silo concept will be prepared for future extension. For more information on this project, visit the reference page.