Geometrica builds bulk storage solutions for ring stockpiles, conical piles, longitudinal piles, and free-form material piles.

 
 
 

Proven System

Geometrica's geodesic domes are made with an efficient structural system of strong and corrosion resistant galvanized steel or aluminium. The light, prefabricated domes are containerized and shipped from our plant to anywhere in the world. Construction may proceed before, during or after material handling equipment is installed, and often the domes are built over existing live material stockpiles with minimal or no downtime.

 

Covering 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.

 
 
122m span JEA Power Plant. Jacksonville, Florida.

122m span JEA Power Plant. Jacksonville, Florida.

 
 

Details and Options

CONVEYOR OPENINGS 

Accommodations are easily made for conveyors, chutes or blending equipment, without compromising the structural behavior of the dome.

 

ACCESS LADDERS AND MANWALKS 

Exterior or interior manways can be designed and supplied with your building for convenient and safe access.

 

METAL CLADDING 

Geometrica steel cladding is galvanized and coated with a baked-on polymer to give superior corrosion and ultraviolet ray resistance. Profiles are designed to best suit your job, and include rectangular or standing seam panels. Rectangular panels may be fastened to the inside of the structural frame to protect against fire or corrosion hazards.

Natural Lighting

Translucent cladding panels in matching profiles bring daylight into Geometrica domes and save energy costs.

 

NATURAL VENTILATION 

Ventilation openings can be designed into the structure to provide the desired air circulation.

 

ANCHORING SYSTEMS 

Several anchoring options are available, including: cast in place (second pour), welded to embedded plates, and drilled anchors.

 

ACCESS OPENINGS 

Openings of nearly any shape and size for vehicle and personnel access may be incorporated into your Geometrica dome. Doors, frames and canopies are available for all openings.

 
 

 
 

Types of Stored Material

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Shape of Pile

Material stockpiles may be classified in four general categories by their shape: ring, conical, longitudinal and free-form.

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