Filling and Reclaim of Concrete Domes
Reclaim systems can be structured to meet your requirements
The most common form of reclaim from dome structures is by front-end loader on a
flat, horizontal floor. However, unlike flat structures, material can be piled higher
against the walls of a dome, meaning that less floor area is required for a given
amount of stored material. Hence, front-end loader reclaim is more efficient than
with flat structures, since there is less distance to travel.
The inherent strength of the dome's concrete wall allows a loader to scoop against
the wall, and is able to withstand blows by front-end loaders better than other
Access for service of automated equipment is normally through a drive-in entrance.
This entrance allows the use of front-end loaders as an auxiliary reclaim method.
Service access can be through an opening at the dome's apex, or anywhere else on
the structure, as design and functionality requirements dictate.
Automated Reclaim Systems
automated reclaim systems are required, the concrete dome's shape and structural
characteristics make it adaptable to a wide variety of systems.
For products that can be fluidized, sloped floors with air slides have been installed.
Conventional stackers and reclaim systems are also frequently installed in concrete
The inherent strength of a concrete dome also allows heavy loads from conveyors
to be supported on top of the dome. As much as 175,000 lbs. (80 tons) of conveyor
loads have been supported on the apex of the concrete dome.
The dome's compact shape and high internal volume utilization mean that conveyors
can be shorter than those used with more conventional structures. Another significant
saving results from the absence of many of the structural supports commonly used
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