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Silo Equipment

Bulk storage silos and stores

A one-stop shop for all of your silo needs

Singleton Birch has partnered with the UK’s leading bulk material handling equipment supplier to ensure that customers can not only access our complete silo management, monitoring and cleaning, solutions, but can now also source specialist silos that exactly meet their needs.

SN Engineering is a leading manufacturer and supplier of bulk material handling equipment, offering bespoke solutions to businesses around the world. By partnering with SN Engineering, Singleton Birch can offer unrivalled expertise and provide a one-stop solution for all of your silo needs.

SN Engineering products

Monolithic-welded storage silo

Offering a fully-welded construction, the silos range in size from 25-80m3 and are designed for quick and simple installation. The silo has pressed ribs for extra strength and features a dual design for ease of road or container transhipping around the world.

The polyurethane finish can be tailored to a clients colour request and features a HDG ladder and perimeter hand railing, including rest platforms, for full compliance and safety. There are also a full range of dressings for ease of single supply and shipment.

Transportable - bolted storage silo

Featuring bolted construction and an optimised design that ensures the minimal number of panels are used, this silo is built for accuracy and to minimises installation time, costs and shipping. It ranges in size from 3.5mø to 7.6mø and has optional cone angles to match product characteristics.

It comes with twin or triple outlets, has the option of full cladding for lower structures and also has fully guarded access ladders or “z” access stairways.

Dockside Terminals

Originally designed to be located on the dockside, these silos are low profile and low load bearing and minimise static loadings, which is ideal for sites with poor substrates. As a result, customers can make significant savings on civil works, compared to traditional vertical storage facilities, and they are robust because they have been designed to endure the rigours of ship unloading.

Featuring a unique modular design, with each module offering 1260m3 in geometric capacity, it means customers can easily subdivide multiple products within the same module.

Large capacity storage silo

Featuring bolted construction and an optimised design that ensures the minimal number of panels are used, this silo is built for accuracy and to minimises installation time, costs and shipping. It ranges in size from 9.5mø 15mø and has optional cone angles to match product characteristics.

Bespoke storage silos

SN Engineering can provide fully bespoke solutions to meet a customers’ requirements and continues to add a range of options to include in the silos it manufactures. Some of the latest variations include, a fully skirted option for silos larger than 3.5mø and a roof-mounted skirt option to create a low-cost penthouse with maximum aesthetic appeal.

They are also offering low level, fully equipped plug & go horizontal silos along with specially-designed, fully- welded units and a bespoke articulated intermediary tanker loading silo for use in transferring ship hold products directly to tankers.

It ranges in capacity from 900-5000m3 and comes with single or twin outlets. The special low profile can come with an aerated cone option for specific applications and a roof penthouse is also available to protect dust filters, conveying systems, etc

The silo features filling lines up to 400ø, with crash boxes and/or divert lines easily incorporated into the design, and it can also include multiple nest options to suit individual needs.

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Silo Parts

Kistler-Morse

Suitable for almost all types of vessels, Kistler-Morse products include bolt-on strain gauges, load and tension cells, as well as load stands, and more. We have access to the full range and can supply or supply and fit across the whole of the UK.

MICROCELL® BOLT-ON SENSOR

The Microcell is an easy to install bolt on strain gauge sensor that produces an electrical output proportional to the changes in weight of a vessel.

  • An empty vessel is not required for installation or calibration. This allows for increased up-time.
  • No special tools are required for installation.
  • Immune to material characteristics like angle of repose, rat-holing, bridging, moisture content, compaction, vapors and dust
  • For vessels with a capacity of 75,000 lbs or more

Repairs and retrofitting can occur without taking the silo out of commission.

LOAD DISC II LOAD CELL

Low profile, High Capacity

The LDII load cell has the lowest profile for its load ranges in the industry, and uses the proven KM semiconductor strain gauge technology to continuously measure the weight of material for in-process inventory and bulk storage vessels.

  • Suitable for use with mixing and blending vessels, surge hoppers, and vessels with agitators
  • Standard load ranges are from 150 to 100,000 pounds (68 to 45,360 kg) per vessel support
  • Vessel tipping, walking or overturning while agitating is eliminated
  • No external vessel hold-downs are necessary, even in
    areas of high wind or seismic activity
  • Only 0.004 inch at rated output minimizes piping & plumbing influences for reliable results
  • Incorporates NEMA 4 & 4X in a stainless steel hermetically sealed package for protection in high pressure, caustic wash downs
  • Cable runs up to 2000 feet

LD360S LOAD CELL

Simple, self-contained design virtually eliminates bacteria hiding places and withstands rigorous CIP cleaning practices.

  • Standard load ranges are from 1,000 lb (453 kg) to 25,000 lb (11340 kg) per support
  • Easy to install with a single footprint and height dimension
  • Minimal deflection reduces plumbing effects for better system accuracy
  • Optional hardware with built-in leveling features eliminates the need for shimming

NEMA – 6P water resistant  

LD3 COMPRESSION LOAD CELL

The robust and versatile LD3 weight sensor is installed under a load bearing support. This load cell compensates for changes in output due to the natural movement of a vessel.

  • Mechanically secure by being bolted together rather than having floating mounting hardware
  • Mounting hardware options attach to different types of tanks; including horizontal tanks
  • Allows for thermal changes, providing accurate readings when physical changes in the tank occur due to thermal expansion and contraction
  • Constructed of 17-4 Stainless steel, heat treated to PH900 for a strong, low profile load cell

NEMA – 6P water resistant

LD3XI/LD3XIC LOAD CELL

Available with a cage (LD3xiC) or stand-alone (LD3xi), these load cells provide higher accuracies and are best used for in-process applications with smaller capacities.

  • Constructed of 17-4 Stainless steel, heat treated to PH900 for a strong, low profile load cell
  • IP68 Rated for water resistance

Sensors can be replaced without modification to the tank

TC1 & TC2 TENSION CELL

Designed for industrial inventory management and process applications; construction is alloy steel with nickel plate for corrosion resistance.

  • Expanded Capacities – Now up to 110,000 lbs (50,000 kg) capacity
  • No moving parts to wear out or fall out of adjustment
  • Fully sealed IP67, waterproof for outdoor and indoor applications
  • TC1 models are NTEP Certified
  • TC1 model capacities up to 5 ton – eyebolt and rod & clevis hardware

TC2 model capacities up to 50 ton – shackle hardware

L-CELL® BOLT-ON SENSOR

The L-Cell sensor bolts directly to a vessel’s support structure and measures changes in stress of the support, converting a voltage output into a readable weight.

  • Easy to install – an empty vessel is not required for installation or calibration, this increases up-time. No special tools are required.
  • Ideal bolt-on solution for skirted silos of at least 75,000 lb capacity
  • Do not have to lift or modify the vessel to attach the sensor to the support beam
  • Repairs and retrofitting can occur without taking the silo out of commission.

Immune to material characteristics like angle of repose, rat-holing, bridging, moisture content, compaction, vapors and dust

LOAD STAND® II DIRECT SUPPORT

The load stand is a direct vessel-to-foundation structural member designed to be a dependable and accurate continuous monitoring and control solution for inventory management.

  • Rated load capacity can be up to one million pounds per support point
  • Manufactured to meet IBC (International Building Code) requirements
  • Immune to material characteristics like angle of repose, rat-holing, bridging, moisture content, compaction, vapors and dust
  • Recommended for new silo installations

Minimal service and no preventative maintenance

Bindicator

Bindicator® offers a full range of point and continuous level measurement products. Our point level products, such as the Roto-Bin-Dicator® PRO paddlewheel and the VRFII® Series capacitance probe, are on/off devices with relay or switch outputs. Point level sensors indicate when material in a vessel is present or absent at a specific point. These durable, simple devices require little to no maintenance and are easy to install and set up.

ROTO-BIN-DICATOR®

Point Level Measurement

The Roto-Bin-Dicator is the most universal of all level sensing technologies and is the most popular level switch used in dry bulk materials. The Roto-Bin-Dicator is a rotating paddle type, bulk material level sensor offered with a wide variety of paddle options for unequalled application versatility. It is easy to install and requires no special tools or calibrations

ROTO-BIN-DICATOR® PRO

Point Level Measurement

The Roto-Bin-Dicator® PRO is a paddlewheel type level device that outperforms others in its class. This simple device monitors the level of dry bulk material and indicates when there has been a change. The fail-safe PRO model is unique in that it comes standard with functional diagnostics that detect a unit fault even when the paddle is buried in material; unlike other paddlewheel devices.

The PRO provides added reliability by employing redundant methods of detection. These methods monitor shaft rotation as well as motor behaviour, making it more reliable with regards to not missing a reading or creating a false positive

MINI ROTO-BIN-DICATOR®

Point Level Measurement

The Roto-Bin-Dicator® is the most universal of all level sensing technologies and is the most popular level switch used in dry bulk materials. The Roto-Bin-Dicator® is a rotating paddle type, bulk material level sensor offered with a wide variety of paddle options for unequalled application versatility. It is easy to install and requires no special tools or calibration.

The impact resistant injection moulded Mini Roto-Bin-Dicator® has been designed for use in small bins and hoppers where mounting space is at a premium. This compact and rugged level sensor includes adjustable sensitivity allowing it to be used in materials with densities between 5 lbs/ft3 and 65 lbs/ft3.

LIQUID LEVEL BIN-DICATOR®

Point Level Measurement

Non-Contact Liquid Level Bin-Dicator® control is a low cost, floatless, pressure sensitive, diaphragm actuated switch that automates the filling and emptying of containers. The actuated switch requires 5” of head pressure on the riser for actuation. Durable, trouble-free performance is assured because none of the few moving parts come in contact with the liquid. A standard 1” pipe and coupling is all that is required for top of the vessel mounting on almost any size or shape vessel.

The PRO provides added reliability by employing redundant methods of detection. These methods monitor shaft rotation as well as motor behaviour, making it more reliable with regards to not missing a reading or creating a false positive

PULSE POINT™ II SERIES

Point Level Measurement

Pulse Point™ II Series models sense when a material reaches or leaves a particular point. These point level switches use electronic vibratory technology to sense the material. This mechanical operation is not affected by the dielectric constant of the material being measured. Choose from a Pulse Point™ II Fork or Rod, depending on the application.

VRF® II SERIES

Point Level Measurement

The VRF® II Series uses radio frequency to detect the presence or absence of material in a vessel. It compensates for the load of the probe and vessel environment to automatically determine the optimal operating frequency for the greatest sensitivity and stability.

BIN-DICATOR® DIAPHRAGM SWITCH

Point Level Measurement

The original electromechanical point level switch, Bin-Dicator® diaphragm-type level controls were the first to enjoy general usage in the industry. Bin-Dicator® controls eliminate bin overflow, empty bins, clogged conveyors, choked elevators and resulting damage and waste.

The Bin-Dicator® control is a pressure actuated switch for use with free flowing bulk materials at atmospheric pressures. Actuation of the switch is the result of pressure exerted by the bulk material against the diaphragm assembly. De-actuation or switch release is a result of the bulk material clearing away from the diaphragm.