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10/07/2017 Safeguarding against silo over-pressure

Hycontrol, Redditch, UK, in mid-July unveiled its SHIELD silo protection system after months of thorough research and testing. The compact, all-in-one system comes after years of developing innovative technology to protect powder storage silos from pressure during tanker-fed deliveries. Utilising purpose-designed, state-of-the-art pressure monitoring and control equipment, SHIELD is said to meet and exceed best UK engineering practice and current guidance from the national Mineral Products Association. The new SHIELD system has been redesigned from the ground up to offer customers the same comprehensive protection as Hycontrol’s original, award-winning SPS, but with many new and enhanced performance features and at a significantly more competitive price.
 
Powder silos are widely used in many industries but are at risk of over-pressurisation during tanker deliveries, which can happen when the filter unit becomes blocked or if the pressure blown in during the filling is uncontrolled. Air pressure from as little as 1 or 2 psi can easily rupture a silo or blow its filter unit off the top. www.hycontrol.com; www.siloprotection.com 
 
 
Silo vent fitted with Hycontrol’s SHIELD system
 

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