Silo Structural Inspections

Silos are large, static, and unmoving complex and dynamic structural system, flexing and bending under various loads in ways unapparent to the naked eye. Silos structural inspections are serious structural inspections and EMA understands silos.

EMA is committed to the business of silo engineering andsilo structural inspections, having designed and assessed hundreds of silos around the world. Our structrual engineer team includes registered structural engineers 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 areĀ  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 design capability of silos and complex hopper systems, EMA can inspect and assessed silos of all types and sizes in locations around the world. Large repairs and replacement costs are often operationally problematic and difficult to justify. Our structural engineers focuses 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 at both silo design and silo structural inspections 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.