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23.02.2015 Silos achieve reduced environmental impact

Barton Fabrications, Portishead, Bristol, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aluminium silos, has recently installed several powder storage vessels at an environmentally sensitive food processing site in England. They have been designed so as not to intrude above the factory roof line and to be in harmony with the local countryside. The 21m high silos each have a capacity of 90t and are all fitted with maintenance-free beige coloured cladding. Mark Barton, managing director of Barton Fabrications, said: “The client was very conscious of their rural setting and wanted to ensure that the new storage silos were in keeping with the local area. Our environmentally sensitive design met this challenge, giving the required storage capacity, whilst harmonising with the rural landscape.”
The Barton half penthouse design supplied to the customer provides safer working conditions at the top of the silos and double doors at the bottom allow full access to the base. In addition to an environmental design, the silos are also fitted with load cells and a hygienic skirt, which prevents rodents and insects entering via the base.

The new Barton silos have been designed not to clash with the landscape  

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