THE TERMINAL’S OVERALL STORAGE CAPACITY REACHES 42.000 TONS FOR GRAIN AND 66.200 TONS FOR FLOUR
nce it’s been weighed, the product is directed towards either one path or another regarding the final destination; it can be the flat warehouse for meal or the silos for grain.
Grain is stored in metallic vertical silos arranged for that purpose, located in two parallel lines. We have 16 silos with a capacity of 2.600 t each, and 2 silos with a capacity of 500 t each. Thus the joint capacity is 42.000 t approximately.
Once the grain has gone through the weighing scales, gravity makes it go down the falling tubes and afterwards is led to the chain conveyors (each one to each line of silos) at a 600t/hour rate each.
It is also feasible to move product from one silo into another, regardless their location and without taking it back previously to the weighing scales.The purpose of this operation is airing the product by circulating it from silo to silo.
Meals follow a different path from grain, since its destiny is the flat warehouse. This warehouse has a rough capacity of 66.200 t and is divided into four independent cells.
Once weighed in the weighing tower scale, meal goes on a covered conveyor belt at a 800 t/hour rate to the flat warehouse. A mechanical element, the tripper, distributes de product from above into the different cells.