As the Ag industry changes, the nature of fertilizer storage has to keep up with the changes. For example, with larger machinery in the fields, crops go in faster and earlier. That changes the fertilizer storage dynamics.
Our own Paul Smith published an article in Dry Bulk Magazine in March. In it he examines five storage challenges in the dry bulk industry and how a tension fabric building can address those issues. Specifically he looks at speed of construction, loading and unloading, indoor versus outdoor,...
Most of our bulk storage customers need walls inside their buildings to organize and separate things such as fertilizer, agricultural commodities, salt and sand. In these cases, we usually advise using precast concrete walls. They give customers better capacity, more flexibility and they allow...
By combining the design flexibility and trusted engineering of a rigid steel frame building with the corrosion resistance, natural light and expedited construction of fabric structures, Legacy buildings are ideal for storing bulk corrosive material, including fertilizer.
Get the most from your bulk storage facility by building to the right dimensions.
Corrosion is the deterioration of metal caused by the reaction of metal within the environment. Corrosion naturally occurs anywhere metal is in contact with humidity, sea air, chemicals, fertilizers, road salt and more.
New fabric structure replaces corroded building
Moisture, even in small amounts, can wreak havoc on stored bulk material. Water causes agricultural products – including grain, corn, pulses, cereals, wheat, corn cobs and feed – to spoil more quickly. Moisture is also known to cause clumping and accelerate the growth of mold and mildew.