“In all, it cost the plant seven expensive days of downtime, but it could have been worse,” said Wates. “We advise customers to contact us and arrange for service as soon as a partial blockage is noticed,” he concluded. “That gives us the time to work the cleanout into the facility’s operating plans and our own schedule, which will reduce the costs for emergency mobilization and unplanned plant outages.”
Martin® technicians use remote control equipment from the top of the vessel to safely restore flow.
Since 1944, Martin has invested in a dedicated and knowledgeable silo solutions crew. Some of the current crew members have been doing this for 35 years. Who better to teach our new crew members than our skilled veterans?
RISK-FREE FOR YOUR VESSEL
Effective system and experienced specialists clean without damage to walls, bottoms, or linings.
NO OUTAGE REQUIRED
Many facilities stay in operation during vessel cleaning. We can work when your plant is shut down—even Sundays and holidays.
Martin® silo cleaning technicians attend annual safety training to maintain MSHA, OSHA, first aid, CPR, and confined space certifications, and are highly trained in cardox blasting and the use of aerial work platforms such as scissor lifts and man lifts.
Pneumatic controls allow precise positioning of the cleaning head to remove materials without risk to the vessel.
The hose reel easily separates from the boom assembly for ease of transportation and set-up in tight spaces.
The modular boom extends to 28 ft (8.5 m) and can clean vessels up to 60 ft (18 m) in diameter from a single central opening of 18 in. (450 mm).
"Hung up, clogged, or slow-running silos are a problem that will interfere with the efficiency and profitability of a plant. It is possible to keep materials flowing freely by removing buildups from silo walls with safe, effective and regular silo cleaning."