Chief Industries UK Ltd has announced it will be manufacturing the tried-and-tested Chief grain storage silos at its European facility beginning in October 2015.

The silo will be manufactured at the Chief facility in France and will be produced to the latest EUROCODE criteria.

The silo will be available as standard in capacities from 80m3 to 15,000m3 from the European facility, and up to 27,000m3 on special order.

The 1,077mm wall sheet height requires significantly fewer rings, seams and stiffeners. Combined with Chief’s exclusive ‘W’ stiffener, the bins offer unsurpassed strength, whilst reducing costly assembly time.

The ‘W’ stiffener is nearly twice as strong as the closest competing silo. Designed to support the vertical load, the unique ‘W’ staggered stiffener system provides supplemental strength and fully supports overhead catwalks and conveyors.

The 120mm x 11mm profile of the shallow form corrugated sheets minimizes the build up of residual grain on the silo wall during unloading.

The wall sheets are manufactured from high quality steel to EN 10326 and are Sendzimir galvanized to Z450 as standard and Z600 on request.

Roof panels are of Aluzinc AZ 185, which is superior to galvanized steel, and feature an interlocking ‘J’ rib design for outstanding strength and reduced assembly time.

All roofs have a 30° pitch with high peak load capacities and are designed to support additional loads imposed by conveyors, temperature cables, or heavier snow loads. The design meets anti-explosion criteria.