Geodesic Domes for Storing Coal, Urea and Other Combustible or Corrosive Bulk Materials
Coal, wood chips, urea, sulfur and other materials present special special storage challenges: they may attack the structure's metallic components or, because of their combustibility, present a risk of explosion. Geometrica offers options that help in controlling the hazards presented by these material, including corrosion resistant materials, tubular structural members, and the possibility of placing the dome's cladding internal to the structure.
Urea dome, 122m x 54m, Veracruz, Mexico.
Geometrica offers tubular structures and internal cladding solutions to meet all the relevant recommendations by the National Fire Protection Association and other international organizations. A dome protects the pile from rain and wind (which would otherwise foster spontaneous combustion in open-air piles, and cause air and runoff pollution). Tubular structural elements and/or internal cladding prevent dust accumulation on the structure.
With its tubular structural system, Geometrica has built many domes for coal, urea and other combustible and corrosive materials, in every stockpile shape (ring, conical, longitudinal and free-form). And Geometrica's internal cladding is available with special coatings for enclosing highly corrosive materials, or may even be made of fiberglass or plastics.