Geometrica offers efficient longitudinal structures in cross sections that suit the project's conditions.
Perhaps the most common way to store large volume bulk materials is by stacking them in long, prismatic piles. The material is loaded with a side stacker, or with a tripper car from above. Reclaiming is done with a bridge or side scrapper reclaimer or with front end loaders.
For Carthage Cement in Tunisia as seen above, Geometrica built three bulk-storage structures for the greenfield plant.
200m Additives longitudinal dome
300m Coal longitudinal dome
90m Limestone circular dome
Custom Longitudinal Geometries
The different Geometrica geometries are shown in the figures below. Parabolic or acute geometries are best for large crest loads, such as tripper cars, which these domes can easily support. Circular cross sections are ideal for large wind loading sites. Bents start vertically to minimize the footprint of the building. The ends of any enclosure may be left open, or closed with semi-domes or flat space frame walls.
Geometrica longitudinal structures are particularly suited for highly corrosive environments. The structural tubes may be galvanized steel or aluminum, and either of these materials may be finished with a highly resistant thermoset epoxy or polyester coating. Cladding may be steel, aluminum, fiber-reinforced plastic, polycarbonate, or a combination of these. For aggressive interior environments, FRP cladding may be applied internal to the structure.