Geometrica builds bulk storage solutions for ring stockpiles, conical piles, longitudinal piles, and hazardous bulk materials. Column-free environments permit maximum use of space without the traditional restrictions of post and beam systems. Now mines, plants and factories can opt for a new vanguard in long span design in any terrain or climate.
Covering Bulk Stockpiles
Power plants, mines, cement plants, ports and many other industries need to stock large quantities of dry bulk materials. These were traditionally left uncovered, or stored in vertical silos. But open stockpiles produce dust and contaminated runoff, and silos are small and expensive. Due to increasing environmental concerns, many organizations desiring covered storage have looked for and found a cost effective way to solve their problem: Geometrica's geodesic domes.
Ring piles are formed by automated circular stacking/reclaiming (S/R) equipment having a slewing stacker at the center and a bridge reclaimer spanning the radius of the pile. A fixed drop from above forms conical piles. Linear S/Rs or trippers form longitudinal piles. And dumping material from trucks or stacking with moveable conveyors and spreading with front-end loaders forms irregular piles. Any of these types of piles may rest directly on the ground, or may be constrained at its perimeter by a wall. Geometrica’s geodesic domes easily adapt to each of these types of piles and cover even the largest ones.
Additional information can be found via the following links :
- Going Green with Domes
- Singular and Plural
- Video: Covering Coemin's Cerrilos Plant
- Long Span for Long Piles