Silo Structural Inspections are for large, static, and un-moving complex and dynamic structural systems, flexing and bending under various loads in ways unapparent to the naked eye. Soils structural inspections are serious structural inspections and EMA understands silos. EMA is committed to the business of the soils engineering with decades of experience, as well as members of the American Concrete Institute 313 Committee that writes the code for silo design. This diverse expertise allows us to design silos that are practical and economical to construct, and that are configured to withstand years of filling and reclaim and deliver durable structural performance.
In addition to having a design capability of soils and complex hopper systems, EMA can inspect and perform silo structural inspections of all types sizes in locations around the world. Large repairs and replacement costs are often operationally problematic and difficult to justify. Our structural engineers focus on realistic, practical recommendations that balance the need for rigorous assessment with the need for continued operations. We work with owners to determine the appropriate levels of investigation for each unique facility. And we conduct inspections with an eye to minimizing impact to your process.
Because we have expertise in both silo design and silo structural inspection and assessment, we offer unique advantages in both disciplines. Our inspection experience has taught us what works well in silo design, and which practices may lead to deterioration and failure. And our design expertise means we know what to look for beyond the surface, so we can focus our inspections on root causes and design repairs that address the source of deterioration. Regardless of the commodity handled, whether you are an owner, operator, or constructor, our experience with over hundreds of projects can help you economically construct and maintain silos that will perform reliably in the long term.