Storage Bin Sizing

From the Chemical Engineers'Resource Page www.cheresources.com

Use this calculation procedure to perform preliminary sizing of storage bins for bulk solids.

With minimal inputs, the volume of the final bin will be calculated.

With minimal inputs, the volume of the final bin will be calculated.

References:

Steve,Edward H.,*Sizing Up the Storage Bin*,Chem.Eng.,p.84,July 2000

Precision Stainless Website,www.precisionstainless.com

Walas,Stanley M.,*Chemical Process Equipment: Selection and Design*, McGraw-Hill, 1990

Steve,Edward H.,

Precision Stainless Website,www.precisionstainless.com

Walas,Stanley M.,

Angles of slide (or of repose)

Angles of slide given in the table are the **minimum** at which the various
materials will slide on a steel plate, under best conditions
for determination of friction.

Materials are assumed to be dry, sized, and without dust.
The minimum slide angle will increase as size of particles
decreases and with an increased moisture content

If your solid is not shown in the table, choose '_other': this will assume a minimum slide
angle of 40° for preliminary bin sizing.