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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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He noted that there was a difference between the silos in question and the "well-closed bunkers" where grains are completely isolated.
All members of Hygiene's Harbro team are trained in confined space cleaning, the use of breathing apparatus and testing equipment for silo use, scaffolding and pest control.
To sum up, it can be stated that an exceptional load produced by arching, which is not covered by the standards relating to the design of silos, caused the failure.
As professor Essa says keeping dust silos in service presents a case of squandering public money if not a crime of graft.
In early November, Suleimaniya Investment Directorate has stated it was planning to demolish the Suleimaniya silo, which is on 6.
One colonel said there are "numerous" such missile silos across the country.
Organizational silos also serve these functions--providing an insulated container within which a unit can efficiently produce the thing an organization needs--and they serve these functions so well that they keep us trapped or prevent us from getting at the very resources we need.
Tel Tsaf indicates that such silos were built in the ancient Near East as early as the late sixth millennium BC.
Air compressor set for cleaning bags of silo filters and control air have: Q = 50 [m.
The silos are said to be suitable for almost any indoor or other weatherproof location, and can be connected to any type of the company's flexible screw, aero-mechanical, pneumatic and vacuum conveyor systems to fill and/or empty the stored material.
The company determined that storing some of its sand outside in a silo could free up floor space for production.
The proximity to these structures made methods like implosion impossible, says Bailes, so the silos and conveyors had to be taken down manually, piece by piece with a fleet of material handling equipment affixed with specialized demolition attachments, such as multi-processors, grapples, hammers and shears.