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October 28, 2008

Container-Loading System
The SwallowTail container-loading system can quickly fill sea and land containers with maximum payloads. This high-capacity system uses TransFlow Stinger technology and loads pigments and other difficult-to-handle materials. Stationary and portable designs are offered. Both are used to fill 20-, 30-, and 40-ft-long lined sea and land containers at filling rates of 40,000 lb/hr or more.
Young Industries Inc, Muncy, PA 800-546-3165 www.younginds.com/loader

Shop-Welded and Bolted Tanks and Silos
This company specializes in the turnkey production of shop-welded and bolted tanks and silos, from design, fabrication, and factory coating/thermal curing to field erection and service. The tanks are used for dry bulk storage applications including the storage of fly ash, cement, lime, food, chemicals, and minerals. Technologically advanced Trico Bond EP epoxy coating ensures a high-quality, long-lasting coating that delivers excellent corrosion and abrasion resistance and extends the life of the tanks. 
Columbian TecTank, Kansas City, KS 620-421-0200 www.columbiantectank.com

Flexible Silos
This range of flexible silos provides tailor-made solutions for quick, efficient, and safe storing of bulk solids and ingredients in most industries. Unlike steel or aluminum silos, Spirostore flexible silos are made of a durable yet flexible polyester fabric supported on a steel frame. The silos can store up to 7000 cu ft of dry bulk material and support weights up to 90,000 lb. They are custom-manufactured in terms of shape, size, and the type of polyester fabric selected. These are adapted to suit each customer’s specific requirements in terms of space available, exact product specifications, and how the product should be discharged. The silos are suitable for almost any indoor or other weatherproof location and can be connected to flexible screw, aeromechanical, pneumatic, and vacuum conveyor systems to fill and/or empty the stored material.
Spiroflow Systems, Charlotte, NC 704-291-9595 www.spiroflowsystems.com

Custom Storage Tanks
This company engineers storage tanks to customer specifications. Each of the three flat-panel, bolted, epoxy-coated storage silos pictured is designed to hold 12,404 cu ft of cement powder with a bulk density of 94 pcf. These silos are designed for mass flow with 60-degree hoppers and provide a drive-through clearance of 12 ft wide x 14 ft high.
All State Tank Manufacturing LLC, Grove, OK 918-787-2600 www.allstatetank.com

Portable Bulk Storage Units
These units provide an economical solution for bulk material storage. They are shipped ready to connect to the user’s conveying system and designed to be placed inside a plant, outside in a parking lot, or on a pad. Standard foundations are not necessary. Units offer capacities to 80,000 lb and can be stacked two high. They can be customized to suit users’ needs and can be constructed of carbon steel, stainless steel, or aluminum. Units can easily be transported from site to site if necessary, making this an ideal solution for temporary projects, low-budget projects, and space- or height-constraint projects.
The Eagle Group Ltd, Greenville, MI 616-754-7777 www.eaglegroupltd.com

Hopper Bins
Flowmaster all-plastic, thick-walled (0.5 in. or more) hopper bins, and stainless- and carbon-steel hopper bins, offer optimum physical property performance that translates into longer-lasting, more-durable containers. Plastic hopper bins are available in 25-, 40-, 50-, 60-, and 80-cu-ft sizes, with multiple top-opening options up to 22 in., complete open top, and a sanitary lid design. Lifting lugs provide top-lifting capability enabling containers to be stacked easily and safely. A complete line of ancillary equipment and accessories is available. Custom sizes are also available. Steel hopper bins are available in stainless-steel or carbon-steel construction in 30-, 40-, 62-, 78-, and 90-cu-ft sizes.
Snyder Industries Inc., Lincoln, NE 402-465-1270 www.snydernet.com