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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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Paul Chapman, a senior shop steward at the plant, said: "Considering the weather conditions, successfully replacing the 20-year-old silo was quite an achievement.
As a result of these and other conditions, silos must be cleaned, which typically happens once a year during outages in early spring or late fall, when the demand for energy is traditionally low.
Laboratory scale silos are usually kept at room temperature, but large scale silos are under different environmental conditions determined by the location and season (Kizilsimsek et al.
The Wimmera-Mallee region is set to become Australias largest outdoor gallery with a new project to create a silo art trail stretching 200km and linking some of Victorias smallest towns.
These silos were selected randomly in different governorates, as there are other regulatory authorities inspecting another 100 storage centres.
announced today the release of their new software technology Scallop Silo Magic.
It's a thought provoking book because as [author Gillian] Tett points out, living in specialised silos might make life seem more effi cient in the short term The book is replete with examples of companies that made the mistake of getting boxed into silos as well as companies that challenged them.
Assim, este trabalho teve, como objetivo, a determinacao experimental do coeficiente de transferencia de cargas nas fundacoes de silos verticais cilindricos atraves da instrumentacao, por meio de celulas de carga de estacas localizadas sob o anel de um silo prototipo.
The silos were insulated from rodents, birds and [everything that comes] from the port," Hakim told reporters after his tour.
With hygiene as part of this requirement and therefore of great importance to Harbro, a wide-ranging project to inspect and clean all 120 silos commenced in mid-2014.
The second project aimed to expand the silos as it covered the domain of buildings and facilities, in addition to preparing a study on establishing two silos (Ma'ardes in Hama northern province and Tal Baidar in the northeastern province of Hasaka) through signing a contract with the General Company for Studies.
Es una practica habitual, decantarse por varios silos de pequeno tamano, frente a pocos silos de gran tamano, para conseguir un llenado mas rapido y una menor exposicion a los agentes climaticos.