1. Open the top centre lid
2.Close Manhole lid and outlet – if sealed silo, fit sealed clamp on bottom hatch to outlet
3.Ensure auger is empty
4.Move auger into the centre fill hole
Commence filling, ensuring that auger is not resting on the silo.
1.Open top centre fill
3.Open outlet to the desired rate determined by the size and speed of the auger
4.Once the required amount of product is withdrawn from the silo, close the outlet,allowing the auger to empty.
5.Close top centre fill after completion
1.Top inlet gasket – 2.4 long, 12mm thick, 19-25mm wide.
2.Manhole gasket – 1.8m long, 12mm thick, 19-25mm wide.
3.Outlet slide – 3.5mm insertion rubber
– Most Common
Off-center unloading, loading, or spoiled/crusted grain due to higher moisture content
Corrosion – rusted walls or components
Lack of or improper maintenance
– Less Common
Improper aeration operation
Consider the risk of fire gas/dust explosions
Close the silo to minimize air entrainment
Requisition nitrogen equipment
Inject nitrogen near the bottom of the silo
Requisition gas measuring equipment
Apply foam in silo headspace if necessary