BartonNewly installed silos at IKO’s Chesterfield site
Six new aluminium and stainless steel silos have been installed by Barton Fabrications at a UK-based manufacturer of waterproofing systems for roofing.
IKO plc commissioned three stainless steel and three aluminium silos as part of a £2million+ investment at its plant in Chesterfield, UK.
The stainless steel silos are each said to stand nine metres tall with a capacity for 100,000 litres of liquid plasticiser. The 12-metre high aluminium silos are used for dry powders: these contain non-flammable materials in the form of PVC resin and calcium carbonate. The silos are all fitted with load cells, ladders and hand-rails for safety and ease of operation.
Andrew McArthur, Engineering Manager of IKO plc, said:“Barton Fabrications were able to provide a single source of silos for both liquid and powder storage. They guided us through the specification process and liaised with our materials handling engineering company to ensure that the specification, installation and commissioning all ran smoothly.
“As the site is close to residential housing, a key requirement of the plant design has been to minimise environmental impact. Barton Fabrications worked closely with us to keep the height of the silos to the level of the roofline.”