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Cement Silos

Silos are typically used to store bulk materials and is widely used in cement sector to store cement and clinker and comes in various types - tower silos, bunker silos and bag silos.
Tower Silos - These are cylindrical structures and is typically available from 10 to 100 ft in diameter and to a height of 275 ft. These are made of concrete and some time steel panels. Silos are made in such a way they can be transported by rail/road. Silage forks are used to handle materials from them.
Bunker Silos - These are also made in concrete in trenches which is covered by plastic sheets. Unloading and packing is done by trucks/tractors. These are inexpensive options when large quantities operations.
Bag Silos - These are big tubes made of plastic typically 8-12 ft in diameter and is sealed. These are used when the storage required is temporary and is less capital inexpensive.
Some of the companies who manufacture silos in India which are used in cement sector are
1. NMF Equipments  & Plants Pvt Ltd, New Delhi
2. PTR Engineering Services, Chennai
3. Vishal Equipments,  Hyderabad
 4. Kleenair Systems Pvt Ltd, Pune

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