Fire, corrosion or explosion hazards are inherent to certain bulk materials. Geometrica domes can help control the associated risk.
Combustible Materials Storage
Coal, pet-coke and sulphur are combustible. Their dust presents fire and explosion hazards. Geometrica domes have round structural members that minimize potential dust accumulation, and may be clad internally to completely prevent dust from accumulating on the inside of the structure.
Corrosive Material Storage
Urea, sulfur, salt, and other materials can present corrosion challenges. Structure and cladding material selection is very important.
Geometrica provides structures in galvanized steel, aluminum and even stainless steel. Paint may be applied over these structural materials for added protection. Cladding may also be made from these different materials, or from plastic. And the structures may be clad internally, externally or both.
Comparison of Dome Cladding Systems
Hazardous materials must often be kept away from structural components to prevent corrosion or explosion hazards. This is not easy in conventional structures because dust accumulates on ledges and niches in the structural members. Geometrica structures, built with circular hollow sections, naturally shed most dust. And for even more protection, cladding can be fixed to the underside of the structure.