Coal—an explosive personality
Even on its best day, spontaneous combustion and explosion are two common concerns with coal storage . Its fiery nature causes coal to self-heat, ignite easily and produce flammable coal dust from something as simple as equipment vibrations. Temper these tendencies by choosing a dome for bulk storage.
Truss free: Fire-protection experts recommend coal be stored in facilities with few surface areas for dust to collect, and since our coal storage domes are built without the use of interior supports, there’s less worry about dangerous dust build-up on trusses.
Waterproof membrane and insulation: Avoid pollution by runoff and a decreased calorific value by storing coal in a coal storage dome that seals out the elements. The dome’s insulated nature also prevents heating and cooling of the walls and air inside, thus stopping condensation and protecting the product’s integrity. Temperature fluctuations are tempered, so self-heating and combustion happens much less frequently than in traditional storage structures.
Material-handling solutions: How fast and how well you move your product translates into how fast your company makes money. In addition to coal storage dome construction, we specialize in handling systems—not just those moving product within the structure, but loading and reclaim systems too. Our smart design also minimizes dust creation and emission.
More storage, smaller footprint: Warehouses and flat-storage structures can only be built so tall before their strength is compromised; with coal storage domes, customers can store more product in a smaller footprint, stacking it deeper and taking up less valuable property at the site. While common for businesses to require three to five flat-storage buildings, one dome will likely accommodate the same amount of material in one structure. The double curvature of a dome lends itself to strength and the ability to build up, rather than out.