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Bulk Material Properties for Structural Design of Silos

Bulk Material Properties for Structural Design of Silos

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Can anyone point me to a source for bulk densities of solids like limestone, pebble lime, fly ash, sodium bicarbonate, and soda ash? The best method, of course, is to test the actual material to be stored, but this is often impossible at the quotation stage. I am looking for reasonable values to use for developing pricing when material properties are not available from customer.

RE: Bulk Material Properties for Structural Design of Silos

Ppeng01:
Google bulk densities, and look for tabulations of same. Ask product suppliers.

RE: Bulk Material Properties for Structural Design of Silos

CEMA 550 would also be a good reference.

RE: Bulk Material Properties for Structural Design of Silos

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Thank you for the CEMA references. They will do nicely.

RE: Bulk Material Properties for Structural Design of Silos

It is sometimes helpful to get the MSDS sheets on the product stored.

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