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Silo Maintenance & Cleaning Services

3D Access will provide a site meeting to undertake a full site survey & discuss your requirements. We will submit a full specification report, & can include our recommendations to keep your site in optimum condition.

You may be asking yourself,
“is it worth paying for a Planned Maintenance Agreement?”
the answer is yes it is !

For Health & Safety reasons, & it makes for good economic sense to have your silos ladders inspected regularly Inspected & Cleaned.

Having your silos or tanks shot blasted & fully taken back to the metal, then painted with the correct products - finishes we would provide a full 10 year guarantee on our work.

Refurbishment & Maintenance Packages can include but are not limited to:

  • Shot blasting & painting – Silo Cleaning Services, including refurbishment
  • Enclosed spaces
  • Bridging Clearance;
  • High-Level Access Works to facilitate entablature cleaning;
  • Roof Cleaning;
  • Handrail, Blowline & Access Ladder Inspections;
  • Hygiene & Inspection Certification for external auditing,
  • A maintenance package designed to suit your particular requirements;
  • Grit Blasting & Protective Coatings Applications. (Internal and External);
  • Silo Maintenance & Remedial Work. (Internal and External);
  • Repairs & refurbishment of concrete, fiberglass, steel & corrugated steel;
  • Rope Access: Cradle, Harness, Breathing Apparatus Work;
  • Confined Space Entry;

Perennial issues of safety lines may include cable tension & fracturing, swage in the safety line, missing or loose fittings, & vandalism. Most of its issues are due to the vagaries of Mother Nature.

Benefits of Planned Silo Maintenance:

You may have just invested in New Silos or require your existing Silos Refurbished. You may be asking yourself, “is it worth paying for a Planned Maintenance Agreement?”

It makes good economic sense to have your silos ladders inspected regularly Inspected & Cleaned.

Airborne contaminants, Pollution & Weather Conditions all gradually degrade the external coatings, & ultimately result in corrosion of the substrate. With regular inspections & cleaning, not only are the storage silos more aesthetically pleasing to your customers & promote your business attitudes & profile but any remedial work found to be necessary will be discussed & can be carried out immediately upon agreement therefore minimizing the risk of ingress of water to your product & reducing the spread of any corrosion. Shot blasting is a relatively simple process to carry out when cleaning a silo.

This also applies to the internal substrates of your silos although it is the dry or liquid bulk product that can cause degradation of the coating over time. Coatings are essential , they provide corrosion & abrasion resistance. If you are storing food products, plastics, chemicals, liquids or dry products, the type of coating is probably the most important factor to consider. Industrial and agricultural silos are used to store a variety of different commodities such as flour, sugar, maize, grain & animal feed.

Periodic specialist silo cleaning is required to prevent the build-up of residue on the internal sides & discharge areas of these silos. This build up can facilitate the breeding of Store Product Insects (SPI) which can lead to product spoilage and contamination. These remnants can increase microbiological activity as the increased deposits act as both a harbourage for the bacteria as well as a source of nutrition.

Silo cleaning & servicing eliminates the chance of product spoiling, reduces the possibility of banking & bridging of the silo occurring. 3D Access solutions services also involve the full cleaning of dust control units, bulk heads & discharge equipment if required.

This ensures the cost to the business of product spoilage is removed, & unscheduled silo downtime is minimised helping to ensure operational efficiency is maintained

Regular Inspections & Cleaning of the internal & external coatings can often extend the life of your silos & can mean less major maintenance during the life of the silo, minimising the risk of contaminants entering your product. Perennial issues of safety lines may include cable tension & fracturing, swage  in the safety line, missing or loose fittings, and vandalism. Most of its issues are due to the vagaries of Mother Nature.