Barton Fabrications has completed its largest ever silo installation project. As part of a multi-million pound investment to automate and upgrade its Kirkcaldy site, 26 aluminium silos have been commissioned by Carr’s Flour Scotland. The silos supplied range in size from 12 to 100 tonnes and are up to 19 metres tall.
Barton’s silos are used for a number of different applications at the Kirkcaldy plant, including flour storage, out-loading and ingredient containment.
Commenting on the benefits of Barton Fabrications’ products and service, Tim Hall, Operations Director at Carr’s Flour Scotland said:
"Barton Fabrications’ reputation for build quality and installation expertise were key reasons in the selection of the company to manufacture and install the silos at our Kirkcaldy site.
"Apart from Barton’s established track record and technical competency, the company has been easy to deal with, highly responsive and extremely flexible in accommodating programme adjustments."
The majority of the storage vessels include Barton’s half penthouse design: this provides indoor housing protection for operators during filter maintenance and easy venting for explosion panels which are part of the silos ATEX compliant design. A number of special features have also been incorporated into the plant including measures to avoid condensation and a unique double door arrangement fitted to twelve finished flour storage silos. This provides easy access for maintenance to the motors and discharge equipment located at the base of the silos.