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silo

an airtight and insect-proof container used to store agricultural products and to make ensilage. May be made of concrete, rarely of brick, or of glass-lined steel or be a hole dug in the ground, or two parallel barricades lined with plastic. Those used for grain storage need only to be insect-proof and airtight. Those used for ensilage making need also to be resistant to the corrosive effect of the acids produced during anaerobic fermentation. See also ensilage.

silo gas
nitrogen dioxide.
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In this framework, the minister said that the continuous losses threaten the permanent operation of the silo and this will affect the jobs of 100 employees and their families.
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Taking anywhere from two hours to clean a smaller seven-tonne silo to a job of five days for the largest structures, careful planning and fitting in with the seasonal production schedule has been vital in creating a cleaning timetable, as Tony Hendon of Harbro explained: "Our larger 1,000 tonne silos are continually in use, so finding the right window for cleaning is just one of the challenges Hygiene has risen to.
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Two firefighters climbed the tower ladder to the top of the silo to reach the victim, where they gave him oxygen and prevented him from being further buried.