ESI Eurosilo Advanced Storage Solutions for Bulk Solids
When it comes to advanced storage solutions for bulk solids, ESI Eurosilo can support you with decades of experience in engineering and turnkey delivery of mammoth silos. These fully enclosed storage facilities, ranging from 1,000m3 to 100,000m3, offer maximum control in material handling, while saving operational costs and valuable space for expansion. With over 120 units built around the world, ESI Eurosilo serves a variety of customers in today’s major industries, from the power industry to basic chemicals and agriculture. As a leading company in our field, our aim is to deliver technology that will help you meet economical, physical and environmental demands in the best possible way.
The Eurosilo® concept
The Eurosilo® concept combines enclosed storage with a choice of ingenious reclaim mechanisms. These mechanisms are designed to enable reclamation of even such sticky bulk solids as FGD gypsum, making the notorious ‘flow-no flow’ criteria a thing of the past. Even more impressively, this proven concept meets the requirements of environmental protection agencies worldwide.
Accumulating more than 40 years of experience, ESI Eurosilo has built over 120 units around the world.
In the Eurosilo system, the bulk solid content accumulates in horizontal layers. The material enters the silo through the top centre of the silo, descends through a telescopic spout and is distributed uniformly by means of a screw conveyor system suspended from a slewing-bridge structure. The Eurosilo system offers four main reclaim methods:
- Core Flow forcoal storage
- Core Flow with Central Column for coal, potato starch and soybeans
- Slotted Central Column for cohesive materials like fertiliser, salt and FGD gypsum
- Shutter Column System for materials with a very small particle size like fly ash
Eurosilos are custom-made to the customer’s requirements. A range of options are available:
- The silo can be built with a steel structure, a wooden inner wall and standard outer wall cladding, as a slip-formed concrete silo or as a steel tank. Tracing and/or insulation of the outer wall are also available
- Additional dewatering can be achieved through the silo drainage and by installing an optional vacuum unit
- The systems can be equipped with remote control operation, based on data bus systems
- Extended silo structures for mounting equipment, for example, a dewatering station at the top of an FGD gypsum silo
- Truck and train loading facilities, including a weighing system, can be constructed directly below the silo
- These options are a selection of many possibilities. Each silo can be customized to your needs and requirements
The patented Eurosilo system offers many significant advantages. Importantly, the system causes no pollution through dust or groundwater percolation. The system also prevents moisture increase by external influences, which keeps product degradation to an absolute minimum. In addition, the Eurosilo system requires considerably less groundspace than other storage systems: up to 60% less space than open stockpiles for the same storage capacity!
On top of that, the Eurosilo system enables smooth reclamation of cohesive materials, such as FGD gypsum, even after three months. Another major advantage is the option for Dynamic Coal Blending, reclaiming different grades of coal from multiple silos at a controlled rate. The system also ensures a high availability of equipment. Most importantly however, the system offers huge cost savings, due to low operating, maintenance and waste costs.
Storage facilities for coal fired power plants
With the limited economic perspective of alternative energy and a global hesitance to nuclear power, we believe that coal-based power generation will maintain its prominent position for years to come. The increasing need for power of today’s society is however rivalled by the growing environmental concern and the subsequent legislation. With innovative storage facilities, we support customers worldwide to make these ends meet. A range of robust solutions is designed to significantly improve cost-efficiency, while enhancing long-term sustainability, safety and productivity.
The innovative storage solution for coal
The Eurosilo system addresses all critical issues of coal storage in an innovative and cost-efficient way. Conventional open-air storage leads to costly environmental drawbacks and loss of calorific value. Also, it requires sufficient space at your plant site. Enclosed storage in a highly-automated Eurosilo solves all these problems at the smallest possible footprint. The system offers a storage capacity of up to 100,000m³ so far. The coal is fed from the top into a chute through which it reaches the auger frame on the coal surface. Two parallel screw conveyors distribute the material over the entire area while the auger frame rotates. Reclaiming is done at the bottom of the silo, while the screw conveyors rotate in reverse to feed coal into the formed core flow.
Cost-efficient all-in-one solution for FGD gypsum
The Eurosilo storage solution for FGD gypsum incorporates three vital functions at the smallest possible footprint. Dewatering, storage and load out are all located in one fully-automated silo system. Compared to shed storage, this adds up to numerous advantages. Instead of a separate dewatering, storage and load out facility – needing operators, power shovels and transport – there is only one cost-effective solution. Not only will it reduce the required space to a third, it will also minimize the necessary headcount and improve the operational reliability in handling FGD gypsum. Compared to storage silos equipped with a bottom discharge plow feeder system, our system increases the storage period from a few days to more than three months without the risk of block-ups.
Products and Services
Coal Storage Silo
The most significant benefit of using the Eurosilo storage and handling system in a coal fired power station is, first and foremost, efficient and flexible use of space.
Eurosilo for Biomass Storage
Because the use of wood pellets as a biomass fuel is expected to grow tenfold or more, the logistics solutions need to measure up to handling unprecedented volumes.
Thanks to the incredible flexibility of the Eurosilo gypsum storage system, 35 gypsum silos have been built all around the world, many of which are retrofits.
Fly Ash Storage
Besides the core flow system and the central slotted column system for cohesive materials, we have developed a system that is able to handle materials with a very small particle size.
Inspection and Maintenance
ESI Eurosilo provides complete inspection and maintenance solutions for your silo installation.
In order to eliminate block-ups caused by the poor flow properties of limestone, a slotted central column was designed to ensure smooth reclaiming.
Every system works best when kept up to date.
Wear and Spare Parts Service
ESI Eurosilo maintains a wear and spare parts service with staff capable of catering to all of our customers' needs.
The First of its Kind 100,000m³ Coalsilo
Eurosilo has developed a first-of-its-kind 100,000m³ coalsilo system.
Two Year of Experience with 100,000m³ Eurosilos
The Trianel coal-fired power plant in Lünen, Germany, is home to the largest coal silo storage facility in Europe, containing 100,000m³ per silo.
TAURON Polska Energia is constructing a new 910MW power unit in the southern Polish city of Jaworzno, and has chosen a Eurosilo as its system of choice to store the output of FGD-Gypsum.Read more
ESI Eurosilo has announced that the first petcoke has been loaded into the brand new Eurosilo storage facility built in Oman.Read more
ESI Eurosilo will appear at Power-Gen Europe 2009 in Cologne. At the event the company will inform visitors about the latest advances in world-renowned Eurosilo systems, such as the Lunen coal storage project. Please visit the company at booth 8/P29 in Holland Power Pavilion.Read more
To keep the environmental impacts of the transport and storage of the coal to a minimum, Trianel has chosen to store the coal fully enclosed. The Eurosilo system is not only meeting the strictest environmental and safety regulations worldwide, but is also a practical and economically efficient waRead more
ESI Eurosilo will prolong its successful attendance at the Power Gen Europe 2008 in Milano. Here we can inform you on the latest developments of the well proven Eurosilo systems. You are more than welcome to visit us at booth H20 in the Holland Power Pavillion in hall 5. ForRead more
Jaap Ruijgrok of ESI Eurosilo BV signed a cooperation agreement with Sudy Vohra of Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Company Company (DMW) last July for the exclusive representation of the Eurosilo system for North America.Read more
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