These structures are used to store grains in the agriculture sector.
In all the agriculture fields of the world, you can find silos for grain storage. These structures store cereals like wheat, beans, and corn.
One type of silos is composed of steel, which is common, due to its versatility and easiness of building, for big or small farmers.
Its appearance and durability are the main advantages that distinguish it, in comparison with others, like cement or fabric silos. For that reason, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recommended the use of steel silos on fields, even for small businesses.
Steel Silos Advantages
When it is about protecting, the steel sheets possess a zinc coat that extends its duration and prevents rust. That is why its structure is fresh and durable, besides, it offers better ventilation than cement silos, which tend to get hot due to the compression.
The steel, a material completely recyclable, possesses an extraordinary hardness, that avoids rodents, birds, and pests that could contaminate the grain or product losses, like in fabric silos, which tend to break and cannot store grain for long periods.
Thanks to its airtightness and its weather control system and dryness before storing, a steel silo can maintain grains in a perfect state for a whole year.
For its building, using galvanized sheet silos is easier and more accessible for the farmers against the expenses in material and workforce that takes to build a cement silo (which are higher), without mentioning that those require more time and control.
Regarding the cost-benefit ratio, the storage capacity is higher, and more efficient than a warehouse or barn, since a silo requires less land lot. In a few meters, it can store up to 1.000 tons, which represents a higher capacity of storage per dollar.
Its appearance and durability are the main advantages that distinguish the steel silos, in comparison with others.
A Steel Giant
It is the best way in which farmers can protect their investments, galvanized sheet silos are built with the best material, guarantee, and support from Ternium. They can be built locally in different dimensions and their capacity varies from 50 to 1.000 tons, in a structure that usually takes from 4 to 8 meters in diameter, and from 10 to 25 meters of height.
In the same way, is easier to install other steel components around, like stairs, doors, unload machines, or make post-modifications that can make easier the operation.
Silos, barns, and warehouses are part of the agriculture fields and fulfill its main purpose: “To protect what is really important.”