A local Livestock Farmer had increased his stock levels and needed to improve his feed storage to keep up with the higher demand. He had sourced two used grain storage silos and an elevator in preparation.
After a site meeting with the customer and assessment of the used equipment a site drawing and proposal was made for consideration, the proposal included the following,
Build the used 120T Silo.
Build the used 60T Silo and extend to increase capacity to 80T.
Relocate existing 40T Silo.
Refurbish and extend the used Elevator.
Supply and Install Skandia Feed Conveyor with DMI Access Platform.
Accurate layout drawings were made after agreement with our customer, we sent them to our structural engineer to approve the design in accordance with CE Regulations for structural steelwork. The structural engineer made his recommendations that included replacing the lighter concrete plinth with one that could take heavier loads also some minor changes to the design of the access platform.
A timing plan was made and agreed between all parties. The responsibility to clear the site along with the groundworks was handled by our customer. During the groundworks phase DMI prepared the access platform and helped refurbish the used elevator. Once the concrete plinth was completed the Silo’s were built along with access platform, feed conveyor and elevator, all pipework and ducting was assembled and the job completed within 3 weeks to keep the disruption to the farm feed system to a minimum.
Note: From 14th July 2014 any manufactured structural metal components or kits that have been either made in the UK or imported, and to which a harmonised European standard applies, must comply with the CPR & CE marking requirements. The harmonised European standard that applies to structural metalwork is BS EN 1090-1:2009 and is a criminal offence to supply structural metalwork after the 1st July 2014 unless it conforms to this standard and carries a legitimate CE mark.