Ores, grains, salts and many other commodities are stored in conical stockpiles. Geometrica provides covers for all these materials.
Conical stockpiles are formed from the free-fall of bulk material off the end of a static conveyor. In open-air conical piles, the drop of material through windy air creates blinding plumes of dust. Geometrica domes block the wind and contain this dust, helping your plant meet its environmental goals.
Domes may be designed to enclose the drop-off point, or to support the tip of the conveyor and load through an apex chute. Clearance should be provided to allow mobile equipment to circulate around and on the stockpile. A concrete wall support can increase storage capacity.
In conical piles, fines naturally accumulate around the perimeter, at the base of the pile. Because the dust is aerated when settling, fines have a very small angle of repose and the stockpile grows over time. Geometrica recommends placing the dome on a wall, or leaving a gap around the pile where equipment may circulate to remove accumulated dust. Geometrica also offers replaceable panels for the dome’s bottom ring to prevent damage in case of accidental lateral overloading.
Whether mining, agriculture, concrete or other industries, a Geometrica dome protects your inventory and the environment from each other.
Maximizing Efficiency, Eliminating Downtime
Geometrica domes are custom-designed to for your projects specific site conditions. Local labor can install the domes using a variety of construction methods and following the strictest health and safety standards.
The Caserones dome in Chile. An engineering feet in a tough terrain, with snow and slopes, yet beautifully displaying Geometrica’s system.