Inflatable floats for silo roofs
Buitink Technology has developed a concept for the lifting and
floating of roof constructions, for example silos.
By using floaters the roof of a silo during construction can be
raised simultaniously with the erection of the walls. This is an
alternative to the hoisting of the roof construction. Additional
advantage of this system: when de-flated and folded the floats can
be removed from the silo through a man hole.
An inflatable floating set is composed of two inflatable elements
linked by a sheet. The set is attached to the roof construction (on
two fixing points). To give extra stability, light weight composite
strips are added at the outside of the floating set.
Concept drawing and longitudinal
section and top view
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