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Cement silo cleaning -- Is it time to identify the risks?

       
        Many cement plants will testify that cleaning cement silo can be a dangerous, time-consuming, expensive and tricky job. Today, most cement plants try to emphasize and enforce stringent security policies. For a long time, the requirement for clean security management has expired.
 
       While more and more people are aware that safety is a major factor in silos clearance, there is still a situation in which the cement plant chooses to ignore the enormous risks involved in carrying out such activities. In some cases, the risks to workers are very serious and innocent lives have been lost. With this in mind, the cement plant must recognize that cement silo cleaning is a very professional work that needs to be carried out by qualified experts who can minimize the risks to human life through integration of skills, experience and technology.
 
        In many cases, the silo's discharge area is one of the biggest challenges in silo cleaning. The loose material must first be removed from the silo, and a large number of hardened cement blocks are usually found to clog the passage when extracting material from the silo. In the past, the only solution available was to pump compressed air through an impromptu opening at the vent, or by completely removing the discharging groove itself. However, neither of these methods has proven to be effective or efficient.
 
The scope of our silo cleaning service and training program outlines basic details such as:
• Silo and material inspection.
• Assessment of existing openings in silos.
• Silo cleaning and blockage removal procedure.
• Silo accumulation cause and prevention.
• Material recovery, minimizing material loss or waste.
• Confined space technology.
• Silo evacuation procedure.
• Security and risk assessment.
• Silo cleaning and blockage removal technology using silo Whip and Cardox.