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  • BASF Bulk dry polymer installation


Richard Alan provide end-to-end silo solutions, including design, manufacture and installation.

Silo Design

With the capacity to cater for all stages of your silo project according to your requirements its in-house specialised team of design engineers use state-of-the-art software to create detailed silo design to suit your project specifications and according to industry design codes such as EN 1993-4-1. 
Its design department use sophisticated modelling software to provide simple, visual solutions to complicated questions, by taking into consideration the operating conditions and calculations of the space and loads that the silo tanks will be subjected to.

Silo Manufacture

As an integrated solutions provider, With the capacity to produce large scale silo tanks at our 60,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Richard Alan House in Dewsbury, Richard Alan are capable of manufacturing custom-made silos according to specific design codes.

As part of its turnkey, in-house solution, Richard Alan can also design and manufacture structural steelwork, access platforms and process pipework.

Also capable of handling a mixing and storage capacity from 50kg hoppers to 50 tonne silos and above, plus tank packages ranging from 0.3 m³ to in excess of 35m³, manufactured to specific design codes or custom-made.

Silo Installation and beyond

Its NEBOSH-qualified engineers are able to carry out full installations on the completed silo tanks on-site, whether it be a local installation or a multi-million pound contract. Following all necessary health and safety protocols, Richard Alan engineers can also provide mechanical testing and commissioning once installation is complete, as well as training for the client’s staff to ensure silo tank handovers are effective and efficient.

For an example of its silo tanks complete project management in action, see the polymer silo case study designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned for BASF.

The Richard Alan portfolio covers a variety of industries including regional and national utilities, paper and pulp, mining, quarrying, industrial process and chemical plants. 

The benefits include: 

  • Project management from an experienced supplier
  • Provision of integrated services ensuring greater collaboration
  • Systems can be tailored to your requirements
  • Testing and commissioning of units can be completed prior to delivery, resulting in on-site installation time and safety risk being significantly reduced 

To discuss your next project with a member of the tanks and vessels team, please call 01924 467040 or email your enquiry to them here