Over time, industrial and agricultural silos and similar containers that are used for commodities can build up with bulk compacted material. This can range from flour, sugar and maize to grain and animal feed. It means that these obstructions require periodic specialist silo cleaning and removal to prevent this build up and residue from causing damage to equipment, potential biohazards and can facilitate the breeding of SPI (Store Product Insects) which can cause contamination. The first signs that a silo requires cleaning for these obstructions can be spotted through material discharging from the container in noticeable chunks or the noticeable need for more frequent fill cycles because the silo is not emptying properly.
Whilst this build up can cause these issues, a more serious issue with the build up of bulk matter (potential tunneling) within silos is ‘off-center’ loading which can damage the equipment through the creation of a non-uniform pressure of the interior walls.
At Balmore Contracting, we offer a leading silo cleaning service as part of our confined spaces cleaning services. We offer this cleaning service across Scotland and the North of England.
The Benefits of using our silo cleaning services are:
- Reduce risk of product contamination
- Reduced downtime of silo
- Silo Cleaning Survey
At Balmore Contracting, we are able to clean a full range of silo and similar storage vessels for flour, wheat, salt and similar. As one of the UK’s leading difficult access specialists, we are able to access these confined spaces to scrape and clean away deposit build ups that can cause equipment damage and contamination. We use vacuum, brushes and scrapers to ensure the safe and thorough cleaning of interior surfaces in silos.
Our cleaning process goes beyond the interior of the silos. We can provide a complete ‘top to bottom/inside and out’ service to ensure that your silos are thoroughly deep cleaned. It is part of the full Balmore Contracting range of services.
If you would like to know more about Balmore Contracting and our specialised Silo Cleaning Services, please contact our head office in Glasgow on 0141 370 4038