HeidelbergCement AG, Werk Ennigerloh

Right-angled Partition Walls in the Central Chamber of a Multi-Compartment Silo


The central chamber of a 9.5m (average) diameter multi-compartment silo was subdivided into four sections by the construction of right-angled internal partition walls.

The parameters of the raw material were unsuitable for cement production. The simplified shape and dimensions of the newly created sections were calculated to give an inscribed circular diameter of 3.78 metres.

Most of the installation work had to be done from above. This meant that an access opening had to be cut in the roof of the silo, at a height of 61.3 metres, and another in the intermediate ceiling, at a height of 52.5 metres.

Engineering Services Provided:

  • Preliminary Planning
  • Final Planning
  • Cost Estimating
  • Tender Specification
  • Overview Planning
  • Structural Calculations for the Multi-compartment Silo
  • Structural Calculations for Means of Access and Installation
  • Construction Planning for the Steel Sections
  • Health and Safety Supervision during Installation
  • Construction Supervision

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