Some of the UK’s largest aluminum storage silos have been manufactured by Barton Fabrications for the Leeds based Northern Storage company. The two 300 tonne, high capacity vessels are 24m high with a diameter of 4.2m.
Under complete project management by Barton, the high quality aluminium silos are the largest that can be transported on UK roads. The challenges faced due to the size of the vessels were met by the silo specialists with both vessels, installed in under four hours.
Commenting on the installation, Charles Durrans, Managing Director of Northern Storage said:
"Our storage service, which uses the Barton’s silos, gives our customers security of supply and better timing control as they can purchase plastic feedstock at a time to suit them, when commodity prices are favourable.
"We have seen an increase in the demand for storage capacity and, as we were delighted by the quality of the Barton silos we purchased in 2010, we appointed them to supply the two new silos."
Barton’s silos will be used by Northern Storage to house plastic granules including Polypropylene, Polyethylene or Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The vessels are equipped with anti-honking rings: this design reduces noise and potential failure problems associated with resonant vibration which can arise when storing and handling PET granules.
A further two Barton silos have been ordered and will be supplied to Northern Storage later in 2014.